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Snowbank
« on: February 08, 2014, 10:17:38 AM »
Any reports from Snowbank,  Ensign, or Newfound? BWCAW. Dogsled trail on Snowbank? Any info would be greatly appreciated,  headed in this week.

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Re: Snowbank
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 12:26:33 PM »
Beyond Snowbank I've heard lots of slush. I have friends who are mushers and they are very frustrated with conditions this year. Heard there is a dogsled trail to Basswood. Not sure where exactly. Tough year so far.

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Re: Snowbank
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 02:09:21 PM »
Moose Lake, Newfound route is very questionable.  Yesterday, Friday, I did see a dog truck (musher) at the Moose Lake landing.  That has been a rare sight this winter.  The trail has been very tough as we get snow and wind and it disappears.  Slush, too, has been and still is widespread and deep.  I am hoping that more dog sledders will start using the route so I can!  The in-town rumor is that no one will get to Knife Lake this winter.  I hope that is wrong.  I have heard there is a fellow using dogs to go out to Thomas via Snowbank and Disappointment but has had quite a struggle trying to keep a trail.  If you don't have a good packed trail...good luck! 

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Re: Snowbank
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 11:57:34 AM »
Just got back from the trip with lone lake and others.  No Slush anywhere!  But the snow is deep on the lakes and deeper on the portages.  There are packed dogsled trails on the usual routes.

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Re: Snowbank
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2014, 04:47:40 PM »
Hey, Snowbound, where did you go?  Ima? Thomas?  Did you do any fishing and if you did, how was it? 

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Re: Snowbank
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 10:00:25 AM »
Snowbank-Ensign-Newfound-Moose.  We did not fish.