Posted by: FL-KeysPaddler on Jun-16-13 4:44 PM (EST)
Looking for LONG rivers without a lot of portage for two in a canoe, late August.
Should we bring fire arms? Or bear spray and a few fire crackers?
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Posted by: g2d on Jun-18-13 7:35 PM (EST)
that meet your criteria. And in August, what water do you expect?
Posted by: FL-KeysPaddler on Jul-03-13 12:59 PM (EST)
er um, thanks
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Posted by: markmorrall on Jun-19-13 9:00 AM (EST)
Iím afraid you may be out of luck with the U. P. in August. Most rivers there are too low for enjoyable paddling. You may want to check out the rivers in the NW corner of Lower Michigan like the Pine and Manistee.
Posted by: FL-KeysPaddler on Jul-03-13 11:35 AM (EST)
Gander Mountain and other outfitters never mentioned the rivers being too low.
Posted by: beaverjack on Jul-03-13 8:57 PM (EST)
The Manistique is beautiful and lake-fed. I've done it several times. The Two-Hearted River is also navigable, but a burn went through there and ruined the only outfitter around, making the shuttle difficult. The Manistique and Germfask are where I always begin a U.P. trip. Sylvania can be awesome too, if not overrun.
Posted by: pknoerr on Jul-11-13 2:46 PM (EST)
You can run around 35 miles of the Manistique from 10 curves road to Mead Creek Campground is around 18 miles, and then continue to Cookston Bridge for day two with another 18 miles paddled.
Posted by: mod7 on Jul-08-13 1:36 PM (EST)
There is a 1 or 2 day trip you can do just north of crystal falls. Take net river to the paint river down to boat launch, ericksons landing just before hwy 141.You normally can do all summer long, but they are working on the dam in town this summer and are dropping the river 20 ft.
Where to start on Paint?|
Posted by: FL-KeysPaddler on Aug-08-13 1:12 PM (EST)
Where would we start on the Paint if we want to take it down into the Brule, and I suppose end in Iron Mountain, or before?