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Hardy0111
Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 06:52 pm


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Hey guys?

I was just curious if its possible to access the ice huts by foot. I've been on nipissing before with South river. I assume most of the operators are in the same general area. Are there plowed roads on the ice? is it a far walk to get out there?

We have a guy that might be coming later than the operatro is willing to drive out for. just wanna make sure its possible to walk in.

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Chevy
Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 07:05 pm


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Why wouldn’t the outfitter bring your buddy out at a different time ?

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 08:34 pm


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They stated it depended on the weather. as its apparently very unpredictable.

My buddy wont; be able to leave until after work, which would get him to Nip around 9-10 at night

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 09:00 pm


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Ya, 9-10 at night is kinda tough for an outfitter.
I feel for your buddy, I’d hate to miss any of the fun.

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 10:03 pm


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If the operator won't go out that late, your buddy definitely shouldn't try walking. That could have a tragic ending. Better to arrive early the next morning and catch the first transport out.

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Hardy0111
Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 10:49 pm


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He’ll go out, just not in blizzard conditions lol.. can anyone comfirm
If there is an “ice road” to the huts?

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Posted: Feb 17, 2020 - 10:58 pm


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QUOTE (Hardy0111 @ Feb 17, 2020 - 10:49 pm)
He’ll go out, just not in blizzard conditions lol.. can anyone comfirm
If there is an “ice road” to the huts?

Your outfitter should be able to confirm if there is a road/ trail. After that, you’ll need a light or something for him to locate your position in a sea of huts.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 07:46 am


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Boy that just doesn't sound like a good idea, just to catch a few fish and have a few drinks.

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Hardy0111
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 09:09 am


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you boys are probably right. I'll touch base with the operator when I get there and see what he says then. then let me buddy know whether or not to drive up after work or the next morning.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 10:20 am


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Perhaps make a post that you need a ride out to a hut, time and day and offer some cash up..
Maybe someone will help you out..Anyway it can't hurt..
Good luck..

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Hardy0111
Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 11:33 am


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Thanks guys for the advice. I think my buddy is going to try and leave early afternoon so should make it by early evening so should be ok.

not worth risking a life just for some fishing and beers

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 12:23 pm


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There are roads that go out to the huts but you need to know what huts you are looking for and you will need to get off the road to get to them, no one sets up on the road for obvious reasons. We have had guys on sleds knock on our door at night that lost their way coming back out from just dropping someone off at shore, storms blow in fast and his visibility was nil on the return trip, it can happen that fast.....never mind that it could also be like minus 35 when he arrives.

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Posted: Feb 18, 2020 - 04:37 pm


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Be smart and play it safe


Some of those units are up to 8 klm out on ice, so tryin to walk out is not a good idea at all, especially IF IT GET COLD , WINDY OR SNOWSTORM


Arrange for a ride, talk with youy operator and sort out the best option

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