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Temagami Ontario Old Logging Rd. Video

Just got back from a canoe trip in Temagami, Ontario. We did the Obabika Lake/River loop. Great trip, but we had to access it via an old logging road. The last 8 miles took us an hour and a half due to the rough road and the fact that we were not driving a 4X4, but rather a Ford Freestar mini-van. These unmaintained logging roads are a great way to get into some sites where you'll probably have the whole lake to yourself, just take your time with the rough drive. Here's a short video that highlights our trek. http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOneCanoe?feature=mhee

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  • Nicely done video
    What camera did you use?
  • Nicely done
    Great practical advice for those who aren't used to traveling on those kinds of roads. Exercising due caution will prevent turning a adventure from interesting to bad. "Scouting" large puddles before driving into them as well as having spare tire are also good ideas. I recall being out in the field with several coworkers where the man driving just barreled into a large puddle, got stuck and then spun and spun the tires resulting in a flat tire (not wanting to listen to a mere woman who suggested that wasn't a good idea. We then found out we had not spare tire (and changing it would have been challenging or impossible anyway). Had to walk over a mile and a half back to a main road and up a hill before we could get a signal and call for tow and tire repair service.
  • ...really doesn't look that old, but is
    -- Last Updated: Aug-30-11 2:30 PM EST --

    a good place to start. EDIT*..I meant it looks like it's a favorite of several others as well! Good ones are tough to remain secrets! The main issue in most situations is tire tread and clearance....and a lot of the newer highway vans won't let you use aggressive woods roads tires...neither gearing nor wheelwell size..
    They are a lot of fun to hunt down and find.....
    $.01
    Steve

  • Temagami road camera
    Hey there Andy_Szymczak,
    In answer to your question "What camera did you use?" Most of the footage was shot with the GoPro HD. It's a tiny point-of-view camera that shoots high definition video and is waterproof. Great for our canoeing adventures. You can get a suction mount for it which allowed us to 'stick' it on various parts of the van.
    Cheers Wayne (TheOneCanoe)
  • Thanks
    Just picked the same one up last week. Looking forward to using it.
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