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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 12:05 pm 
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Anyone know where the script for canoe route 51 is to be found?

The script at
http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/canoe51
is that for Route 49 (apart from the first line).
On the other hand, the Route 51 locator and area maps, at
http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/canoe51locatormap
http://www.tpcs.gov.sk.ca/canoe51areamap
respectively, show a route from Southend to Sandy Bay via Gilbert and Scimitar Lakes.
In more detail, the route turns east from the Reindeer River just after crossing from 63M15 to 63M14 and proceeds through Gilbert Lake, Mokoman Lake, Scimitar Lake, Williams River, Pauline Lake and Guilloux Lake, entering the Churchill River north of Reeds Lake.
It looks like an interesting route; pity if it is lost for good.

I can't get any information regarding Peter Gregg (who wrote the script for Route 51) or the Historic Trails Canoe Club (which reviewed it.

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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 12:35 pm 
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Hi Allan,

Is this the route you're looking for?
http://canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca/route51.htm

Quote:
Canoe Trip 51

SANDY BAY - SOKATISEWIN LAKE - GUILLOUX LAKE -PAULINE LAKE - SCIMITAR LAKE - MOKOMAN LAKE - GILBERT LAKE - REINDEER RIVER - SOUTHEND, REINDEER LAKE

Length of Trip: 187 kilometres
Time Required to Complete Trip: 7 to 9 days
Number of Portages: 21
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Access to Starting Point:
The starting point of this trip is Sandy Bay, a small community in northeastern Saskatchewan located 70 kilometres northeast of Pelican Narrows at the end of Highway 135. An alternate starting point for this trip is at Mile 29 of Highway 135 where the Mukoman River enters the southwest end of Sokatisewin Lake.

Arrangements for the safe parking of vehicles can likely be made with private outfitters in the community of Sandy Bay.

At Sandy Bay the starting point of this trip there are two stores (The Bay and on privately owned), a Saskatchewan Parks and Renewable Resources office, telephone communications, post office services, motel and a gas station.

This canoe trip can also be made in the reverse direction starting at Southend, Reindeer Lake which is located 215 kilometres northeast of La Ronge on Highway 102.


It seems like there was an error somewhere along the line with the gov't version of the text getting messed up. I have pointed out to them other errors in the past (mis-directed links) that were fixed rather promptly. It would be worth reporting the problem.

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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 12:58 pm 
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Hi Allan -

The Historic Trails Canoe Club website seems to have vanished, but there is some contact information here that might be worth a try:

http://www.canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca/local/clubs.htm

A couple of years ago I found a trip report covering that route (from the Reindeer to Sandy Bay) on their website - in an archived newsletter, I think.

If you can make contact with the club, I'd bet they could help you find Peter Gregg.

Have you asked Ric Dreideger if he knows how to reach the fellow?

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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 1:51 pm 
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Thanks Bryan and jmc!

Bryan:
That's the one! I assumed that it was traversed in the other direction though, no big deal I think.
I'll get in touch with the SK Parks people, who have been very helpful on other matters.
I found some minor glitches as well, nothing that can't be worked around though. I'll tell SK Parks about them too, when I have worked my way through all 55 reports; I'm a little over half way.

jmc:
Thanks!
I'll phone the Historic Trails number this evening.
And I'll email Ric about these things.

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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2009, 9:00 pm 
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Well, the Historic Trails Canoe Club isn't at that phone number any more. I'll adjust my list of clubs accordingly.
I emailed Ric.

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PostPosted: December 13th, 2011, 1:38 pm 
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Hi
I am planning on doing a trip this spring from Sandy Bay through Soktisewin, Mokamon, Gilbert,etc. lakes Route #51 till the Reindeer River, then south to the Churchill then back to Sandy Bay.Could anyone tell me if the portages on those lakes from trip # 51 still exist or have fires or lack of use destroyed them? Any information would be useful.
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PostPosted: December 13th, 2011, 2:09 pm 
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Hello Elmo,
The best starting point for the information you are after is Ric Driediger at Churchill River Canoe Outfitters. He might have the answers, otherwise he will know who best to go to next. http://www.churchillrivercanoe.com/
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