What's the furthest north in Ontario?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by willys, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Yeah. You think you're so bad being on the perma-frost in Chisasibi... Until you realise it's a similar latitude to Edmonchuck.


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  2. frazman

    frazman Post***ern Redneck.

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    'xactly!

    I know what was running through your mind...:evil
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  3. joe a

    joe a No Map

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    Willys...It is really a nice road.We really took our time and enjoyed the trip. Once you get past Brisay the road is a bit rough but nothing you couldn't drive with a car.
    Like you I've done most all of the "North" roads in North America. This one has the least traffic and can be savored.

    OK now back to the topic.......:wink:
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  4. DrydenRider

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    We drove up to Windigo last year. My KLR was able to make it up and back from Pickle Lake on one tank (incl reserve) but we traveled at about 80-90kph. Advice is to take extra gallon of fuel even on the KLR supertankers.

    Osnaburgh is not that bad, in fact the locals seem to love motorcycle riders and will "thumbs up" you as you pass, but there not much in Oz to see, so really no reason why anyone would stop in the first place.

    Fishing is out of this world, any place every cast.

    You will see a lot of this
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    We went in July but the weather was unseasonably coolish so no fly problems at all. There is a great camping spot at Menakos Lakes. Lots of fuel and supplies available at Pickle Lake.

    The end of the dock at Windigo, as far north as you can drive in Ontario
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    The road is a lot like his

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    Campsite at Menakos
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    Fuel and supply stop at the Frontier Mart in Pickle. You have to go downtown Pickle to get beer.
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    Road to Musslewhite mine ZZR_Ron works up the road from here.
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  5. willys

    willys Long timer

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    Looks like a great trip to take....gotta do it now for sure!
    Every cast eh....damn that would be nice!:eek1
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  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Hey Garth! I see Bill did the ride again...man that guy is hard to get hold of!

    ...and where did that guy get a yellow KLR??
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  7. DrydenRider

    DrydenRider Sun Seeker

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    Yes we have talked Bill into a few rides. Went out to Yellowstone with him in '09 and he was our guide on this one.

    The KLR used to be a bluish original, but it was stored for a while and the gas tank was rusty. He put the ims tank on it and then took all the bits off and painted them. His choices were John Deere green or Caterpillar yellow.

    Yellow kind of fits the KLR don't it.
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  8. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I used Krylon fusion on my aftermarker fender...it was a perfect match for the Aztec Red, and has never chipped. Amazing paint
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  9. BackRoader

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    Ah Yes....Krylon, the graffiti artist paint of choice....
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  10. klondike1

    klondike1 Nobody in particular

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    Ok question for you. This picture of you fishing on the rock. It this the Pipestone? If so is this near the campsite on south side of road where it crosses the river. My guess would be the campsite is in the picture, the point on the left upper section of picture.

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  11. ThatGuyDuncan

    ThatGuyDuncan Adventurer

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    So did the question get answered? I *think* this is the furthest North I could go on a V-Strom with Battlewing tires -- true?
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  12. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Is that a mine site.

    :dunno
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  13. humvee

    humvee Long timer

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    I'm pretty sure that's the mine site. It is gated/secured and ZZR_ron indicated you could be 1/2 dead and they wouldn't let you in (Gold mine).

    Windigo lake is the furthest North you can get. http://goo.gl/maps/qNmBD

    Went there last year...

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    Don't forget to visit the ghosttown along the way...

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  14. klondike1

    klondike1 Nobody in particular

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    The mine is a fair ways in. I was there to find materials to build that road back in the early 80's. Was just a winter road before that. I plan on getting back up there either this year or next.
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  15. bwokentoof

    bwokentoof Pollyanna Man

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    Does Fort Severn/Peawanuck count if I cheat by driving through Manitoba?
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