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Offline whitefang

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long weekend camping suggestions?
« on: June 25, 2013, 11:29:19 AM »
I am planning a short long weekend camping trip.
Would really like to find a good fishing spot,
anybody have any suggestions????
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Offline JohnB

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2013, 11:35:22 AM »
That will be difficult to decide.  Most areas are closed due to the rain.

Offline pooljunky

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2013, 01:39:36 PM »
Is waiporous open?

Offline EEP

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2013, 01:57:24 PM »
If you go on Alberta Government website, SRD pages there is a complete listing of closed and open campsites (government run ones only).
With all the rivers and creeks being at high levels and flows I don't think the fishing will be very good.
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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2013, 02:02:24 PM »
Highway 40
25 km north of Jct Hwy 1A

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?Flooding or Washout
?road closed
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?The forestry sections are closed, 25km north of Juction Hwy1A

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2013, 07:47:09 PM »
I am planning a short long weekend camping trip.
Would really like to find a good fishing spot,
anybody have any suggestions????
You could go north up to Dickson damn. There used to be the most delicious rainbows and perch. Butter, flower, salt & pepper, a squeeze of lime, and just a teeny dash of franks red and you have yourself a party. Yum I'm hungry.


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Offline pooljunky

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 08:27:29 PM »
yeha checked waiparous site.. and it is open.. it was not as bad there..

but another question..  is marda lake usually good swimming lake?

Offline big black dodge

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 09:12:09 PM »
i've swam in it a bunch - cold and a muddy bottom
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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 09:28:32 PM »
cold and a muddy bottom

That sounds like a girl I used to know.
I followed a rainbow out to a garage and found a leprichaun. The rainbow ended in a potted cactus on his porch, but there was no gold :(

Offline binare

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Re: Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 10:21:55 PM »
Sounds like a girl I currently know, good girl too.

Offline JohnB

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2013, 09:45:25 AM »
http://srd.alberta.ca/RecreationPublicUse/PublicLandClosures/LandTrailClosures.aspx
Updated June 24: Avoid Travel and camping in the Bighorn Backcountry
The public is being asked to avoid travel in the Bighorn Backcountry at this time. High stream flows and road washouts are occurring in the following areas:
Ya-Ha-Tinda
Blackstone
Hummingbird
Cutoff Creek
Crescent Falls
Bighorn Dam
Nordegg
Clearwater County roads currently closed include:
North Fork Road (at kilometer 64)
Red Deer River Access Road from Wimbeldon West
Benz Road RR 6-4 closed at SW 28-36-6 to NE 33-36-6 W5
TWP 37-4 closed at NE 22 -37-6
TWP 34-3 closed at NE 23 34-6 from both east and west directions
YaHa Tinda Road
Hummingbird Road
Cutoff Creek Road
Chungo Road; East end of Umshied Road
Portion of James River Road
Other area roads currently closed:
Forestry Trunk - Highway 734 from Highway 11 to Highway 579
Highway 752 closed before Hwy 734 (gravel road)
Highway 591 closed before Hwy 734
Rigg Street is blocked at end of Highway 591 at Clearwater River Crossing Road
Garrington Bridge (Highway 587)

Offline JohnB

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 09:46:40 AM »
They are asking that people do not go out...to avoid damage with the waterlogged soil.

Updated June 24: Avoid backcountry travel in areas south of the Red Deer River to Waterton
The public is being asked to stay out of the Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve due to damage from the recent flooding. DO NOT TRAVEL BEHIND ROAD CLOSURE SIGNS and BARRICADES. Many major roads are still out and the trails systems are severely damaged. Damage is currently being assessed; backcountry closures are pending in many areas.
The Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve includes the Livingston Porcupine Area and the following Public Land Use Zones:
Ghost
Kananaskis Country
McLean Creek
Sibbald Creek
Cataract Creek
Willow Creek
Alison Chinook
The Castle Special Management Area
Until further notice, avoid July long weekend backcountry travel and camping plans in these areas. The landscape has already been severely damaged by flooding – more damage will occur if these areas are used in this condition. Staying out of these areas will leave staff free to continue with other important recovery work.

Offline whitefang

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 12:28:32 PM »
i think im gonna head out to radium hot springs area.
probably try and find Engstroms pond.
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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 01:16:49 PM »
i think im gonna head out to radium hot springs area.
probably try and find Engstroms pond.

There are road closures/washouts/major repair work/flood-related stuff stretching all the way from the junction of HWY 40 and HWY 47 (near Robb, just south of HWY 16) all the way down to the Crowsnest. You may find that this is a less than ideal weekend to head into the mountains - even HWY is apparently down to 1 lane right now.
I followed a rainbow out to a garage and found a leprichaun. The rainbow ended in a potted cactus on his porch, but there was no gold :(

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Re: long weekend camping suggestions?
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 01:20:18 PM »
Todd they need to change your forum name to 'Buzz Killington'


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