The "Quest for the Castle" ride

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ZZR_Ron, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. ambient1

    ambient1 Stromtrooper

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    WOW!

    I just checked out the area on my topo map... talk about remote!

    I wish you guys all the luck in August, 'cause you're gonna need it.

    Bob.
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  2. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Here's the track, If you open it in Google Earth, you'll see a 400 meter long peat bog, after which the trail resumes. To compund it all, there used to be a corduroy road there, but now the logs are all laying in different directions under the bog, so you just get going, hit a slippery log, and it stops you dead!
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  3. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    It took us about three hours to get back out of here.
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  4. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    Thanks for the gpx.......sure looks like allot of water around there....Is Waybigwunn a popular lake? Or hard to access w/out a boat?
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  5. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Wabigwunn is actually Wabigoon, (they have it wrong, like a lot of stuff around here) and easily accesible. Loaded with pickeral, pike and muskies.
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  6. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    KEWL! :clap
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  7. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I guess I should do a slight update. Leon broke his collarbone on the way up, when he hit a deer in Minnesota. As always, he's never a quitter, so he drove my little Geo tracker around, and followed us wherever he could. We rode a
    bunch of old rail beds, trails, and stuff for ten wonderful days.

    Steve also hit a deer, on the Sibley Penninsula, but he and the bike were ok,
    and we actually just continued on that day. We saw 49 deer in 27 km, it was
    like playeing dodge-a -deer.

    Steve and I will try to do this ride again in August.

    Chris, (the fourth rider) turned out to be up for anything, and a good rider as well, so all went as well as could be expected.

    I'll post a ride report when this all comes together again.

    PS( If I forget, remind me to post a report about the ride to the plane crash)
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  8. mriderleon

    mriderleon Been here awhile

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    Riding past the big beaver dam was a lot of fun. While it isn't strictly part of the ride for the castle, it certainly was part of the whole trip. Plus I was able to get through with the Tracker.:D
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