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PostPosted: July 12th, 2020, 5:13 pm 
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I was able to schedule a week off this year and I'm looking for a route idea in the Jan Lake/Pelican Narrows region that would take 4 to 5 days, maybe 6.

Anyone here been in the area that could recommend a direction to go?

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PostPosted: July 12th, 2020, 5:54 pm 
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I assume that you've seen the route descriptions for that area? https://churchillrivercanoe.com/trips-c ... o-booklets
Trip #13 is one example in the area, and part of route #8 is another.
The closest to that area is the Sturgeon-Weir from Maligne (at the Hanson Lake Road) to Amisk Lake, and it's been several years. A trip in that region is one of the options that we're considering for an upcoming trip.
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PostPosted: July 12th, 2020, 9:06 pm 
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We did this trip -
Highway 106, Sturgeon-Weir River, Mirond Lake, Attitti Lake, Kakinagimak Lake, Wildnest Lake, Wildnest River, Sturgeon-Weir River, Highway 106 (Parts of Canoe Saskatchewan Trip 13 and Trip 22)
- a few years ago. Really a lot of variety. I believe that it took us 7 nights but I'd have to check my write-up to be sure. You're welcome to the trip report if you pm me.


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PostPosted: July 18th, 2020, 8:54 am 
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@Pawistik - I was thinking of doing that trip simply because I have the map, I just need to convince someone to pick me up on Amisk. I like rivers (or narrow water bodies) more than big lakes so this one is pretty high on my list. Thanks.

@Ralph - That looks like a pretty good trip. I can't find the Widnest river, where is that? Did you leave your ride at HWY 106 at that outfitter/camp?

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PostPosted: July 18th, 2020, 4:07 pm 
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Hey GRS RiverRider,

I am with you. I also prefer small water bodies not a fan of big lakes. Check out my recent trip details of Contact Lake area. All the lakes are fairly small and there is a small river also. I hope to see new videos on your youtube channel.

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2020, 5:23 pm 
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@nymslm

I read through your trip report and the last time I was there I looked at the put in across and up the highway. Sure is a beautiful place. I will do that trip one day, thanks for recommending it.

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PostPosted: November 11th, 2020, 10:49 pm 
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Hi, GRS,
I completely missed your post from this summer - sorry!
Yes, we left our cars at the outfitter where the Sturgeon-Weir River crosses Highway 106.
If you can find Wildnest Lake, the river leaves the lake about halfway down on the west side. It wanders south and west and north and west and flows into Granite Lake. It leaves Granite Lake near the southwest corner (if you can find it through the extensive weeds) and flows into the Sturgeon-Weir River just upstream of the rapids above Highway 106.
I have a trip report somewhere. Let me know if you'd like it. Also, let me know if you can't find the Wildnest River and I'll make another attempt.


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PostPosted: November 15th, 2020, 7:11 pm 
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That's okay. With this info I think was able to trace your route. I assume you went from The Sturgeon-Wier west into Mirond, then up North past Pelican Narrows, then east into Waskwei Lake then over to Attitti Lake. I don't know if I could do that as fast as you; looks like a long way. It sure looks like Attitti and Kakinagimak are remote. That'd make a great route, thanks!


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PostPosted: November 15th, 2020, 9:53 pm 
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That's it!

Our trip is part of Saskatchewan Documented Canoe Routes 13 and 22 if you'd like more information.

Route 13: https://www.churchillrivercanoe.com/ind ... icle&id=60

Route 22: https://www.churchillrivercanoe.com/ind ... icle&id=69

Hope you are able to do this route sometime. It had a lot of variety, good scenery and good fishing.


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