Magnetewan Loop via Tim River

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Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
Sarah Skrabek
Trip Date : 
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
85 km
Duration: 
7 days
Loop Trip: 
Yes
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
19
Total Portage Distance: 
8875 m
Longest Portage: 
1330 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Intermediate
Lake Travel: 
Intermediate
Portaging: 
Moderate
Remoteness: 
Intermediate
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Day 1: Magnetewan Access #3 to Queer
Day 2: Queer via Tim River to Shippagew
Day 3: Shippagew to White Trout
Day 4: White Trout to Timberwolf
Day 5: Timberwolf to Little Misty
Day 6: Little Misty to Magnetewan Access #3 (we had planned to stay on Daisy on Day 6 and paddle out on Day 7)

Other
Special Comments: 

My husband and I are experienced trippers so we felt we should have no trouble with this trip plan. We knew that the Tim River day would be a long one but nothing prepared us for the 14 hours it actually took. All of the route descriptions talked about how winding the 1st part would be but we they forgot to mention the numerous (and I mean numerous) l/o's. The beavers had been hard at work at every corner. There were also several fallen trees over the river (we had to actually empty the canoe to get over). I would not have wanted to attempt this trip in low water.