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PostPosted: August 17th, 2015, 8:34 pm 
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Does anyone have any information or a source of a map for camp sites for the Noganosh Lake Loop? Except for Kevins's book there does not seem to be a lot
of information on portages and camp site locations.


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: August 19th, 2015, 10:52 am 
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I dont believe there is a source map for campsites in Noganosh and kind of hope it stays that way..Sites are great but they are few and literally far between.but they aren't that difficult to spot..You say Noganosh "loop"..I'm not familiar with a loop unless you are talking about going east to Kelsie and then to Island Lake but from there it would be a big pain to get back to Noganosh..I have been to the south bays of Noganosh looking for some other way out but havent found them.


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PostPosted: August 26th, 2015, 1:29 pm 
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From my experience up there... the sites marked in Kevin's book = the only sites there.

They are easy to spot though (as gunnelbob said) ... Just go... forget planning; just paddle. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: September 7th, 2015, 7:53 pm 
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gunnelbob wrote:
I have been to the south bays of Noganosh looking for some other way out but havent found them.


The park/conservation area seems to extend from the south into Sunny Lake; is there no way out of that south bay?


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PostPosted: September 8th, 2015, 6:46 am 
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I havent been down there in years, but there used to be a marked portage to Sunny Lake, then another into Portage Lake etc. linking Noganosh to the North Mag and Crow, Finney, Deep Lakes. We crossed it a number of times, was quite long. There are a number of logging roads in the area now, possibly making the trail harder to follow.


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: September 10th, 2015, 12:51 am 
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https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=e ... I90PueNSV4

Here is a link to a map I created with Wotrock over the past 5 years that I've been exploring the area.
Last month I went in from Ess Narrows then via Smoky Creek, but I realized it would've been a bit easier to start from Birchcliff. It was windy on the way out and would've been a nice tailwind instead of a headwind on Kawigimog.


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: September 10th, 2015, 6:39 am 
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I did a trip in that area at the beginning of July. Started at WahWashKesh and hooked up with the Mag south of Graves Rapids by way of Maple Lake / Kashegaba. Spent the first night on Trout Lake. Then down the Mag, north through Portage Lake to Sunny Lake and linked up with a logging road to get into the bottom end of Noganosh. Second night spent on Noganosh. Paddled through Noganosh, even took a bit of a side jaunt to the south into Mud, spent the 3rd night on John Lake. We then portaged across to Kelsie lake (not a fun portage at all) and got into Island Lake - spent the last night there. Last day we paddled down Farm Creek and back to the gov't dock at WahWashKesh.

Is that the loop you are referring to?


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: September 10th, 2015, 12:41 pm 
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Jonny wrote:
but for the last 3 years I've been cheating and going in on a supposed logging road.


What's the logging road like? Is it accessible with a regular car, or only 4WD?


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PostPosted: September 11th, 2015, 7:51 am 
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Brad Thomas wrote:
Jonny wrote:
but for the last 3 years I've been cheating and going in on a supposed logging road.


What's the logging road like? Is it accessible with a regular car, or only 4WD?


Yeah! I want to try this! Will our Mazda 3 hatchback make it through alive?

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PostPosted: September 11th, 2015, 11:08 am 
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I had that car !
No the last 2 Kms. is all rocks and really rough so would wreck your undercarriage.


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: September 11th, 2015, 4:24 pm 
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Maybe we will take the "Big Brown" Chev then. I like this sneaky-sneak idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: October 6th, 2020, 11:49 am 
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Is the 2km road accessible with a Ram Pick up?


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: October 7th, 2020, 2:58 pm 
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Hi there Kayakfish, i'm assuming you are talking about the Lost Channel/Forest access road. The road itself is in excellent condition and could be used by just about any vehicle but it is definitely longer than 2km. That being said Kayakfish if your intent is to access Noganosh via the dam or further in at the south end of Noganosh Lake it's not possible. Somebody might have a better understanding of the rules or more information but this is what I know.....about a km or so after you pass the hydro corridor there is a ministry sign that does not allow any motorized vehicles past that point unless you have a permit. This is where the people who having hunting and fishing camps/cottages in the area park so I can only guess that they can't even park on or use the road beyond that point($2,500) fine I think. This park is a real gem and it would be a shame if it could be accessed just by simply driving up to the dam.


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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: October 7th, 2020, 4:21 pm 
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I spoke to the owner of Tornado Lodge when we were there a few years back. He gets a permit once or twice a year to bring in supplies, so it seems that access is quite strictly controlled.

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 Post subject: Re: Noganosh Lake Loop
PostPosted: October 8th, 2020, 7:31 am 
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Confirmed. I know people with a hunt camp on Noganosh. They've been there for more than 80 years and have very limited access to that road.


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