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  Maps with miles?
  Posted by: MMF on May-08-13 10:49 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: May-08-13 10:50 PM EST --

I've requested a map from the Parks service, but is there a map or other source with miles between campsites? It's hard to calculate mileage from the National Geographic Map we have. Are there nautical maps which would give this information? What would the approximate mileage be, for instance, between the Ash River Visitors Center and Kettle Falls hotel? Is there a portage at the Kettle Falls dam? And I understand from reading other reports that motor boaters tend to beat paddlers to the camp sites, so I guess one should take that into consideration when deciding to set up camp -- plan to get there earlier in the day? Seems like some people set up a base camp and then paddle and explore from there. Are there any recommendations on what would be a good base camp from which to paddle to explore interesting inlets and geologic points.
Thanks to all who have responded -- I've checked all your suggestions out and it has made me understand the area much better.

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