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Never tell a country boy it's impossible. lol.. We (5 of us) managed to deliver our 24' pontoon/ fishing platform to our remote Quebec camp. After leaving at 4:00 am we arrived at camp around 4 pm. There was a little cursing , winching, dragging, blocking, chainsawing, etc... involved . Oh and dont forget the bugs.. Most trips it takes us roughly an hour to cover the last 9 miles of  wheeler trails, the boat slowed us down to 6 hrs. Surprisingly, once it hit water we "flew" the last mile at a GPS recorded speed of 3mph with the little 2.5hp motor.. :)

I forget who told me that some of the  life's best experiences suck while you are doing them , but quite satisfying/ and fun afterwards.

Being purely a work trip, we drank a few beers  and played cards before we crashed and  headed for home in the morning. It was a planned 1 way trip for the boat . We modified the trailer so it could be left in the water for our dock as well while at camp. We are looking forward to getting back and enjoying camp and the boat the next trip.

 

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52 minutes ago, Rusty said:

Where there's a will  .  .  .  .  

Absolutely!  It actually wasn't as difficult as I was expecting. We figured we would have to unhook from the wheeler at different points and pull from trees and such, but we never had to.

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How far is that from Watson lake ?   I spent a week up there moose hunting, almost 40 years ago.  We did a little fishing and caught some walleyes and northern pike.  

You can drive in to the camp up there, but the last stretch was always difficult .  I think Air Kippewa runs float planes up to it.  My friends have been going up for more than 50 years.  
 

I have not heard how they made out in the fires, or even if the camp is still open.  The owner passed away a year or two ago and I don’t know if his kids are still running it.  

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55 minutes ago, Wolc123 said:

How far is that from Watson lake ?   I spent a week up there moose hunting, almost 40 years ago.  We did a little fishing and caught some walleyes and northern pike.  

You can drive in to the camp up there, but the last stretch was always difficult .  I think Air Kippewa runs float planes up to it.  My friends have been going up for more than 50 years.  
 

I have not heard how they made out in the fires, or even if the camp is still open.  The owner passed away a year or two ago and I don’t know if his kids are still running it.  

Looks like our lake is  80 miles southeast as a crow flies. As long as it's the Wilson lake in the ballpark of lake Kippewa .  We turn off the highways in Fort Coulonge not far from Pembroke or Chalk river area..

It's only been the last 20 years that the lake became accessible by anything other than a float plane.

Logging operations pushed in close enough so we could use their rds and trails. It's ironic because our clubs lease(one of only 2) is an old logging camp with 3 late 1800s early 1900s cabins  that we use for sleep shack,cook shack, and a boat /storage shack. The lake was one of the log "yards" they would drag logs onto the ice and then use the spring flows to run them a short distance down the creek to the black river and on to the Ottawa river.

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7 minutes ago, Bionic said:

Thanks for sharing, always enjoy stories like this from remote places like Canada.

It is a pretty cool place. This was our 1st visit since before covid. The next trip will involve a new roof for the sleep shack and fishing. I'm thinking we need to mount a grill to the rail of the pontoon..

A few picks of camp (not this years) and along the way..20190519_093534.jpg.e3f9b415544b9d9b70b722c98f5fc5a3.jpg20190516_201110.jpg.e895c348a4cd6ddf3ecb196f4e36c6c2.jpg20190519_103127.jpg.8aebf5a74cd3eaa4e11caf6a0e178ffd.jpg

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5 minutes ago, Ncountry said:

It is a pretty cool place. This was our 1st visit since before covid. The next trip will involve a new roof for the sleep shack and fishing. I'm thinking we need to mount a grill to the rail of the pontoon..

A few picks of camp (not this years) and along the way..20190519_103127.jpg.8aebf5a74cd3eaa4e11caf6a0e178ffd.jpg

My idea of paradise, far from society and left alone in the woods.  I remember this pic from the old site! Always wondered how people acquire such properties like this.  

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6 minutes ago, Bionic said:

My idea of paradise, far from society and left alone in the woods.  I remember this pic from the old site! Always wondered how people acquire such properties like this.  

I am really curious about the history of the loggers camp and our club as well. Unfortunately none of the original founders are around, so details a hard to come by. I lucked out and was a lifetime friend/family of a member and when an opening was available I was able to join. I believe we are at 15 active members currently.  We lease the place from the government and pay school and property taxes. The fees are small enough that dues are embarrassingly cheap . Not even a couple hundred a year..

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1 hour ago, Ncountry said:

I am really curious about the history of the loggers camp and our club as well. Unfortunately none of the original founders are around, so details a hard to come by. I lucked out and was a lifetime friend/family of a member and when an opening was available I was able to join. I believe we are at 15 active members currently.  We lease the place from the government and pay school and property taxes. The fees are small enough that dues are embarrassingly cheap . Not even a couple hundred a year..

Interesting, and logging history I always find myself interested in.  Where my camp is in Maine has a very large logging history as well.  It’s amazing how it all worked way back then.  Also, they stuff you find that was left behind, or lost deep in the woods.

Whats a normal trip take you to get up there? Or is there never a normal trip due to packing supplies etc in?

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