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2024 Atikaki Flying for our walking wounded
Jul 1st, 2023 at 11:28am
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May I expect more company next year? Heading in next month with about 10 taking part in the adventure. Sorry to hear of various issues.
  
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Re: 2024 Atikaki Flying for our walking wounded
Reply #1 - Jul 1st, 2023 at 1:25pm
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As for me, I'll be looking at your routing proposal for 2024 very closely.

I'll have new boots on... for what good it will do me.

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Reply #2 - Jul 2nd, 2023 at 9:52am
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We're basecamping Shiver to start off with. A few of us intend to venture from the nest after a couple of days to do a loop or two or just an out-and-back.
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Reply #3 - Jul 7th, 2023 at 8:41am
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Looking forward to the adventure.  Glad to hear you get new boots Jimbo!  We were thinking about renaming you "Shoeless Joe"!
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 7th, 2023 at 8:49am
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Westwood made a good point in a previous post about all or us getting a little older.  I'd like to add that it's a matter of helping each other out when we're on the trips.

Later.......Mike
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 7th, 2023 at 10:04am
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The Atikaki 2022 adventure stretched to 39 days for me. The whole stay ended up more laid back (lazy) than any of us expected. This year we have a whole new area to explore with a lot of options for all. Had a number of fish  fry potlucks last year that were a blast. My schedule dictates no June trips but others could certainly get the canoes in there and get the fun started. A real treat last year was bushwhacking over to a Lake Trout lake.
  
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Re: 2024 Atikaki Flying for our walking wounded
Reply #6 - Aug 16th, 2023 at 11:57am
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On page 5 of this management plan for Atikaki you  will see  the proper lake names for our travel area. Other info too that adds to our knowledge of the area. I like the Shiver lake name more than Seagull so we may as well keep going with that. Doing that will prevent the hordes from following our trail to the lake. I have an inquiry in to Tanya about getting an Otter into Rundle Lake. I note the map shows a boat cache on Rundle. Also one on the SW corner of Shiver but no one ever paddled that shore during our visit.
  
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Re: 2024 Atikaki Flying for our walking wounded
Reply #7 - Aug 16th, 2023 at 12:07pm
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Mosquito Lake and Mystery Lake. We (Mike, Kevin, and I) camped on Mosquito.
  
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Reply #8 - Aug 17th, 2023 at 9:35am
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Tanya says they have flown hunters to Rundle and can get us there next year. With that info we can now plan on starting Atikaki2024 on Rundle. We should be able to bushwhack to Mystery Lake with a little work. Bush whacking to Black Lake will involve two unknown crossings. If it can be done there would be a physically difficult loop trip visiting Shiver, Rundle and Black. With our Inreach messengers we can change any of our changeout  flights with Bluewater Aviation.

For the most part this will be a basecamp style of trip. Arrival and exit would be from the same lake. Two tandem Kevlar canoes with Springcreek portage seats for solo paddling and portaging. I plan on tripping solo next year and will use my Pac boat 165. Each party will be independantly equipped. We will limit the first flying group to 4 paddlers as we have been too close to maximum weight with 5 paddlers and the canoes on the Otter. With leaner outfits we could still do 5 but would need to weigh and know our total weight ahead of time.
  
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Re: 2024 Atikaki Flying for our walking wounded
Reply #9 - Aug 17th, 2023 at 9:58am
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What is the attraction of Rundle Lake?

I figure it must be sizeable enough for a float plane to land AND offer you decent day trips, loops, etc..  Anything else?

If I could figure out a way to get Bluewater Aviation to drop me off (with a canoe, of course) on either Eakins or McMurray, I'd probably jump on it.  Logistics would likely be too difficult to work in concert with what you have planned, however.

So, I'm back to my original question: what is particularly attractive about Rundle?

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