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PostPosted: August 23rd, 2005, 9:27 pm 
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The effects of prolonged drought on one of the north's outstanding routes - this photo was taken August 20th at Thunderhouse Falls on the Missinabi R. - many local residents have never seen the river this low.

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PostPosted: August 23rd, 2005, 10:01 pm 
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I'm trying to gauge the area Smokey. Is that large expance of gravel at the bottom of the photo near where the portage starts? (River Left)

It's been a few years since I've been there but the large gravel bar with the river snaking around it's right on the bottom of the photo looks familiar. If I remember right it was an island when I was there. Anyone else that's been there know?

With global warming I just hope this isn't going to become the norm for the river. I had planned on taking my kids there one day when they're older and would like to share the same river with them that I paddled. :cry:

An interesting photo and real memory jogger. Thanks for posting it Smokey.

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Wow, is that ever low. I just got off the Missinabi at the end of July. Went from the headwaters to Mattice. Conditions then were extremely low, can't imagine anyone trying to do it now.


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Yikes! And I thought I paddled at record low levels a few years ago! The dead pool or river right is now the dry pool. You could almost make this a lift over under these conditions.


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Picture was taken from northwest side of Thunderhouse looking southerly - portage would be on right side. I have several other shots of the river north of Thunderhouse - Conjuring House Rapids and Long Rapids area. Will post them when I get home later this evening. Cheers.
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smokey wrote:
Picture was taken from northwest side of Thunderhouse looking southerly - portage would be on right side.

Just for clarification, that means the photo is looking upstream, correct? If that's the case portage would be on the right side, which is "river left".

It would be a bump and grind ride at that level for sure, but it would be interesting to do. Be an opportunity to see a few things along the river bottom that people don't normally get to see. Would not want to tackle the section from Moose River crossing down at that level, yikes!


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Rolf, that's correct - photo looking back upstream.

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I think that the photographer was south and east of TH falls on this one. The portage is in the woods on the left side of the picture (ie River Left and west). The picture is looking downstream.

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It's possible in Google Earth to get a pretty close equal to the posted image, of course the resolution is very poor in comparison to the photograph which was probably taken from a height of perhaps 2000 feet.

Clearly the direction of the photo is almost due West and facing downstream. The Google image also shows the gravel mostly under water.

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MikeG wrote:
I think that the photographer was south and east of TH falls on this one. The portage is in the woods on the left side of the picture (ie River Left and west). The picture is looking downstream.

That's the way it looks to me as well. Looking downstream.

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Look at the shadows, and we will find the picture orientation.

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I also thought it was a downstream shot. That's why I said the dead pool is the dry pool!


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:oops: As 1 0f 30 shots of different rivers I received last week and never having been to the site, I inadvertantly mixed up some of the the descriptions attached to these photos. Sorry about any confusion I created, always amazes me the breadth of knowledge on this site as I imagine not many if any have actually seen this from these perspectives.

Shots of Long Rapids - north of Thunderhouse

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The Thunderhouse shot is definitely looking downstream. Portage on the left. The "dead pool" is dry to the right. The "swimmin hole" is dry to the left.

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