West Fork Maclaren River

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Anybody have experience floating the West Fork of the Maclaren River in a canoe? Contemplating a moose trip this fall - hoping someone with some experience might be willing to share some pointers. Thanks!
 

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The question I have is ? how will you get your equipment . up there seeing that you are hunting there an not fishing or camping ??? just a question ??
 

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Thanks! I've hunted the area before (went in on horseback that time) and I watched guys lining canoes. Was considering bikes/hike in with packs and packrafts, float out. Ambitious, for sure, but if guys are coming out on canoes...
 

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Have been up the main branch of the river a few times . with my old 19 FT both with a motor [ FISHING } an with out a motor it was a piece of cake when I did it , have to get set up for the long walk , coming out different story, not much free board coming out , but the river was real shallow most of the way back to car just float
in fact had to walk it some dragging on the bottom
 

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