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Old 12-02-2019, 10:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Any Turtle Flambeau Flowage Experts?

So i am looking at staying at a place from northland lodging on the flowage. He says there is no issue with getting to the trail from the home. The house is across the water and a bit north of the sunken horse saloon. I see the trail runs on the east side of the flowage there and cuts over to land. In a "normal" year in the middle of january does anyone know if it is generally safe to travel from this house to the east to catch the trail? The house is where i placed the black pin in the screen shots below?

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Old 12-02-2019, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That shouldn't be an issue.I normally take a group out on the flowage the first or second weekend of Jan.
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ok good to know. I am just a huge chicken riding outside of the barrels. As we would have to in order to get to/from the home every day even though it's so close! It also wasn't very comforting to see that the trail goes off the water to the north haha. I hope that's just because they utilize a boat ramp or something to get to land. We normally ride out of presque isle and go north. Any favorite routes or stops you recommend?

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awesome, thanks again. I'll prob pm you about some routes closer to my trip in jan!
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You can actually keep going north on the Flowage and jump off and get back on the trail short cutting the section running along the road in your screen shot (if that all makes sense). Just keep to the east if you go further north. You will see were others go this route also.



Based on my past experience you shouldn't have any issues at that time of the year.



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thanks for the info xlt. I'm mainly concerned with just that little trip from the trail to/from the house. I know it's not far but anything outside of the barrels i start to freak! Because if it's not safe it looks like a lot of road riding to catch the trail to the north. I am waaay too chicken to go north and bypass the road section haha!!!

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Need to update
Pine lake lodge is closed
Around the corner gets slower and deader each year especially since they quit breakfast
More good places
Flowage- donners bay, sunken horse, south end the birches
Off flowage - dear lodge Jim is a blast, great northern in town is getting better every time, Yukon 51has it’s moments the new beaver sounds good and Eunicas beaver is always a blast
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Mercer - Heart of the North - get that mac and cheese with bacon... mmmm.
Sunken Horse has great pizza and marked trail off land onto the flowage. (Popko Circle).
Joanys in Iron Belt, Iron Horse Hurley, Yukon on the 17 grade and Willy's Still. Bearchasers has great burgers.

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