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Message started by Marten on Jan 16th, 2023 at 7:54pm

Title: Re: Atikaki Provincial Park Fly-in Canoe Trip July '23
Post by Jimbo on Feb 19th, 2023 at 1:53pm

HighnDry wrote on Feb 18th, 2023 at 3:28pm:
Jimbo, I've exchanged a message or two with Marten about timing. Perhaps not until the 14th of July (Bastille Day). However, as Marten noted above, it's flexible at this point. I'd bring in my own solo for this as well, but the canoe-flying logistics are something to work out....unless I buy a pakboat!

At this point it would require a minor miracle for me to do an Atikaki trip this year.  Family "vacation bargaining" has pretty much concluded and the summer calendar is tight (Florida is NOT a place you want to be in between May & October!).  IF I was still living in the North Country, I might be able to pull off a week or so in early August.  As it stands right now, however, tight travel logistics make those prospects seem rather dim.  So, all-in-all, I'm quite satisfied with the 3.5 weeks in Quetico that I was able to negotiate for the 2023 paddling season.

Moving south to swamp country AND my wife's retirement have changed my Northwoods canoe tripping dynamics.  My new modus operandi seems to be: negotiate fewer canoe trips BUT of longer duration.

Atikaki is DEFINITELY a worthwhile experience.  I'd highly recommend it to QJers seeking new territory to explore.  They should contact Marten to hear what it's all about.  As for me, I'd certainly consider doing it again.  My challenge will be to nail the plan down early enough in our family vacation bargaining cycle.

I hope you guys can pull together as great a group as we had last year.


Jimbo   8-)

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