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PostPosted: November 1st, 2007, 9:04 am 
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ok, newbie here, I have done a few minor day or afternoon trips...all lasting between 1 hr to 4 hrs.

but I wana plan a trip for next spring/summer.

Something relaxing, so here is what I thought. get a few Friends together and some camping gear and put in at the Princess Margaret Bridge in Fredericton, and basically end up in Jemseg in the back yard of one of our friends.

according to some maps, it is about 50 KM.

anyone got any idea how long that would take? we figure 3 days of paddling. is that unreasonable? try to get on water by 9-10am and off at 6-7 with maybe a total of 1 hr off for pee breaks and food and what not.

won;t be paddling the whole time. more or less a relaxing trip where we just float and paddle maybe 1 hr every 2-3 hrs.

does that sound possible? or do you think it sounds completely off for timing?

I'm new and never done anything like this before...this is why we chose that river..as we will be in cell phone range the whole time for help.


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A6D9

Hey Buddy... long time no Hear.

Komatiiqq has recently moved back to NB... about a month ago... and he
is a very experienced paddler and knows most of the NB Routes/Maps.

If he doesnt notice your thread. send him a PM?

Sundown


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PostPosted: November 2nd, 2007, 8:56 am 
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sure thing..i got plenty of time..not plannign till next spring...so I"ll keep im in mind..thanx budd


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A6D9, not sure who Sundown was talking about in his post, I'm a "rookie" at best but I have done a bit of paddling in the area you mentioned although it has been a couple of years.

On the upper parts of the river around Fredericton you may find quite a bit of pleasure boat traffic and it can get windy/choppy on the river.

If your goal is to do some relaxing paddling you may find launching from your friends place in Jemseg a better bet. There is a bit less powerboat traffic in some of the back channels and the Washsdemoak up into the Canaan River is also a really nice area. Grand Lake can get a bit windy but there is some nice paddling in there too and the Nashwaak River is really close.

You may also want to check out Ken Corbett's site....
http://www.nanookofthenashwaak.com/
....... or even post a request for route info on the forums there....
http://canoenb.proboards80.com/index.cgi
There are some very experienced paddlers there and can offer some more recent info.

Hope that helps.


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