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0024LK_Campsite_on_Waswanipi_River.jpg
Campsite and access point on Waswanipi River1031 viewsJust off the James Bay Road

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0077LK_Transtaiga_Road.jpg
Start of Transtaiga Road543 viewshttp://maps.google.com/maps?q=53+19+28.23N,77+26+27.41W&t=h&z=12
0078LK_Transtaiga_Road.jpg
Transtaiga road sign609 viewsStart of Transtaiga Road, Northern Quebec

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0113LK_Transtaiga_road_-_past_Brisay_-_campsite_above_Caniapiscau_Reservoir.jpg
Transtaiga road- campsite above Caniapiscau Reservoir/Lac Brisay3640 viewshttp://maps.google.com/maps?q=54+26+22.11N,70+26+42.58W&t=h&z=12

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0130LK_Transtaiga_road_-_flat_tire.jpg
Transtaiga Road - shredded tire664 viewsAlways carry spare tire on renmote roads (not just a donut).

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0158LC_At_Caniapiscau_Reservoir_dam.jpg
Caniapiscau Reservoir Dam680 viewshttp://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=54.838683&ln=-69.831408&k=2&z=6&tab=2

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0167LK_[373.5]_Sunrise_over_Pekans.jpg
Sunrise over Pekans666 viewsPhoto taken from bridge over Pekans River. Most of the Pekans/Moisie expeditions start here.
0197LC_Lac_Duplanter.jpg
Lac Duplanter605 viewsLac Duplanter below Caniapiscau Reservoire Dam; here once flowed mightly and untamed Caniapiscau River.

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0214LC_Dry_Caniapiscau_riverbed.jpg
Dry Caniapiscau Riverbed550 viewsDry riverbed of once mightly Caniapiscau River (it used to be one of the largest Quebec rivers) below the Caniapiscau Reservoir Dam.
0229LC_Killed_young_nuisance_bear.jpg
Nuisance bear1031 viewsDead nuisance bear
0238LC_[354]_Paddling_L3.jpg
Paddling through the ledge818 viewsPekans River.
Location: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=52+35+31.86N,67+17+6.17W&t=h&z=12
0247LK_Air_Saguenay.jpg
Air Saguenay base590 viewsAir Saguenay base on Lac Pau (Caniapiscau Reservoire)

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0275LK_[349]_Portaging_L5.jpg
Ledge on Pekans River837 viewsPortaging around L5 on Pekans River

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0325LK_[320]_L4.jpg
Ledge on Pekans River705 viewshttp://maps.google.com/maps?q=52+21+23.98N,67+3+26.97W&t=h&z=12

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0373LK_Lac_Nedlouc.jpg
Lac Nedlouc643 viewshttp://www.panoramio.com/map/#lt=57.407572&ln=-72.639694&k=2&z=6&tab=2

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0393LC_Airplane_departing.jpg
Lac Nedlouc/Duck Island735 viewsAirplane departing from Lac Nedlouc, after dropping off two canoeists

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0415LK_Lynette_making_a_phone_call.jpg
Campsite on Duck Island560 viewsCampsite on Duck Island, Lac Nedlouc; start of Charpentier/Leaf 2007 expedition

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0417LC_Campsite_on_west_end_of_Duck_Island.jpg
Campsite on the west end of Duck Island663 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0444LC_Moon_over_Lac_Nedlouc.jpg
Moon over Lac Nedlouc529 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0453LC_First_current_of_Charpentier_River.jpg
First current of Charpentier River771 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
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0472LC_[292.5]_Marilyn_at_top_of_the_waterfall.jpg
Waterfall on Pekans River828 viewsMarilyn posing in front of the waterfall.

After about the 1/3 of the portage, we found a paddler's full gear: tarp, PFD, thermarest, clothing, 2 paddles, 60l barrel with no harness (nobody dared to open it). Quite scary to think what happened to this person.

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0477LK_Lynette_enjoying_lunch.jpg
Lunch above Lac Nedlouc Nord701 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0491LK_[291.9]_George_and_Lew_runnning_R2.jpg
Pekans Canyon (R2)671 viewsGeorge and Lew running R2 in Pekans Canyon

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0513LK_[287]_Pekans_-_Moisie_portage.jpg
Pekans - Moisie portage678 viewsIt took us a while to find start of Pekans/Moisie portage. Very buggy - blackflies. Portage trail wasn't easy to follow esp. at the start. At one point, side path splits off to the right (but then ends soon). Main trail goes straight up the rock and it's hard to see. We portaged in two and a half passes. It was a very hard portage: rocky, muddy at the places, with one gully to cross.
0534LK_First_fish_catch.jpg
Fish - Charpentier River716 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0539LK_Very_shallow_R1_on_Charpentier_River.jpg
Shallow class 1 rapid on Charpentier River830 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0541LK_Boulder_Valley_on_Charpentier_River.jpg
Boulder Valley on Charpentier River561 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0550LC_Boulder_Valley_on_Charpentier_River.jpg
First portage on Charpentier River709 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
0563LK_Campsite_on_Blackfly_Island.jpg
Campsite on Blackfly Island, Charpentier River520 viewshttp://www.geocities.com/lester_kovac/leaf2007.htm
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