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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2014, 10:25:31 am »
Ice should be good on those lakes - my reports from last week are reliable.  We could try Ritchie.   ;D
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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2014, 04:33:44 pm »
I would be up for trying Nopiming. Something new is always good.

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #32 on: December 24, 2014, 05:29:49 pm »
wish for snow!
BV

Wish granted.   ;D

(its snowing outside my house currently!)

Just let me know when and where guys.
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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2014, 12:54:24 pm »
Rick is out sick with Bronchitis so I would like to possibily car pool and or bunk with some one if possible lol always nice to share the wood cutting , or I could tent solo if need be lol.

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2014, 10:37:59 am »
Okay folks, here is the plan:

We'll meet at the Co-Op Gas Bar in Lac Du Bonnet at 10:00am on January 2nd 2015. Once everyone is there we will drive as a group up to Nopiming Provincial Park. Once we are at the park I will leave it up to those more familiar with the area to pick a good lake, I've never been there before.

At the moment it looks like my usual traveling companion won't be able to make it for this one, so I will probably have extra vehicle/tent room if someone is in need.

Just so we have a rough idea of who will be attending, please reply here so we know to wait for you in Lac Du Bonnet...don't want to leave anyone behind. With that said, everyone is welcome! If you want to drive up from the US or over from Ontario, let us know!

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2014, 11:23:32 am »
That works for me.

Looks like GA and I will be travelling in one vehicle.

I'm trying to find a way of describing where the Rabbit River is! Head north in the park on the 314-DON'T take the Bird Lake Rd. The road heads in a big loop to the east, comes back again and goes in another loop past the end of Shoe Lake to the west. When it comes back again the road crosses the Rabbit River and there is a parking lot on the east side of the road. There are two lakes near the road and the river heads east from the south lake for several KM through another lake to eventually reach Cole Lake. We can head this way or take the north route through the lakes to explore that area.

You can download a park map from http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/parks/pdf/park_maps/nopiming/nopiming_map.pdf or there is an "interactive" map at which shows the proscribed campsites that hopefully we can ignore.

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2014, 01:29:01 pm »
Should've looked here first.  opps!

Good fishing in Nopiming usually.
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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2014, 07:29:28 pm »
wish I was going with you guys, timing was just not right.
Hopefully GA and I can plan another trip in Feb or March.
hope you all have a great time.

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #38 on: December 30, 2014, 07:37:10 pm »
With enough notice I might be able to do a February trip...set some dates and I'll see what I can book off. Sorry you can't make this one.

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #39 on: January 01, 2015, 10:56:12 am »
Hello All,

Sorry for being late to join in here, but if it can work I would love to head up to Nopiming with your group this weekend.

Chris R., Bothwell Voyageur, is my best reference (good or bad!!).

I prefer to leave the car with my Family here, so I am really hoping for a ride with one of you.

Certainly I am expecting to pay gas, and my share of all other expenses.

My hot tent has lots of space (8.5' x 8.5') to share with one other intrepid soul, or I'm happy to bunk with someone who has space, and doesn't mind me cutting & splitting their wood.

Please send a PM, if you can.

We have a family event today, but I will respond before too late this evening.

On Friday morning I can meet you where you suggest. I'll be on time.

Thanks a lot for considering this.

Sincerely,
Dean

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #40 on: January 01, 2015, 11:07:22 am »
I should have added that I am more than happy to load up my toboggan with your gear if you're sharing your tent! I'll have lots of space on my sled if my tent & stove are not coming.

Dean
 

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2015, 08:07:29 am »
Thanks a lot, Gear Freak.

I'll get myself to your place this morning.

Please let me know your address and the best time - I'll bring coffee!

Dean

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2015, 09:30:13 pm »
The gear is drying and the Snowtrekker is hung with care,
not a creature was stirring, but still a great way to start the new year.

Thanks guys for organizing the Jan 2015 walk in the woods.

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2015, 04:36:07 pm »
Hey Gear Freak,

I appreciated tagging along with you, and enjoying the warmth and laughs in your tent. Your Pineapple Upsidedown Cake was superb!

You are exactly right - great way to start a New Year.

Dean

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Re: Winnipeg Area 2015 Group Trip
« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2015, 07:57:24 pm »
No Problem Undersky! (Much better name too!)

and that cot weighs 17lbs! Your guess was closer.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

Dr. Seuss - "The Lorax"