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PostPosted: February 29th, 2008, 1:15 am 
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Has anyone done, or know of someone who has paddled the Dean from Anahim Lake? Backroads Mapbooks says that it has been done, even listing the lake that you have to fly out of before the canyon starts. I also know that there is a spring canoe race on the Dean between Nimpo and Anahim Lakes. However, I have yet to find any person who has paddled this river.


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PostPosted: February 29th, 2008, 1:25 am 
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Hey Erich, I think I might be able to help you here. I haven't paddled it, but I'm sure I know someone who has. I'll get in touch with him, then let you know.

BCSUVan might be someone to ask.


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Hi Ted, I'll look forward to hearing from you. I asked Laurel Archer and she has not done it, but I think she said her husband has flown folks into it for fishing. But the steelhead fishing is on the lower Dean, and the upper is the canoe worthy part.


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Sorry Erich, no luck. Ed did mention outfitters at Nimpo and Anaheim lakes for a possible source of info. Another may be the Northwest Brigade Paddling Club. Good luck.


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Ted, I received an email from an outfitter in Anahim Lake, per your suggestion. Class 2, two carries, but hasn't done it in many years so couldn't remember much more than that. Good scenery and fishing though.


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PostPosted: April 1st, 2008, 7:54 pm 
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Erich, I haven't paddled that river but I have waded alot of it near Anihim lake,. Not too far from the lake is a waterfall that would be a portage for sure.There is a really good trail alongside the river there. I've been from the falls down several km's but not sure how far exactly, all that would be class 1 or 2,when I was there around July1 (twice) It's very nice country. Watch for bald eagle, bear and mosquitos!


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