Pipestone River, Ontario - Summer 2002
Ontario's Last Frontier
Starting from the Northern Ontario town of Pickle Lake, this trip would take us further north than we had ever paddled. The Pipestone is filled with rapids (class I-III) and about as remote as you can get, in fact only a handful of people paddle this river each year. Glacial remains are evident, fishing is fantastic and wildlife includes eagles, osprey, moose, bear, beavers and more. For truly first class service and guides that know and love this area contact Canoe Frontier.
Brent, co-founder of Paddling.net and his wife Chris took this trip as another chance to gain experience on a whitewater river. After paddling the Missinaibi last year they were ready for more. This was a guided trip so there were five other paddlers who combined to make up this group. We paddled open canoes on this trip, three Nova Craft Prospector 17's and one Wenonah Rendezvous (solo).
Starting from Pickle Lake we were transported two hours north to the drop off point on the Pipestone River. From there we would paddle for eight days through rapids and flat sections, including a couple of lakes. On the eigth day the float plane would pick us up and return us to Pickle Lake. The trip took place from July 8-15.
Outfitting and guides provided by Canoe Frontier.
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