If you like canoeing on rivers, then you should try the Moose River Bow Trip. Some people do the whole trip from Jackman back to Jackman, if you donít mind the big portage from Attean Lake to Holeb Pond.
Then you got people like me who would just assume hire someone to bring me into Holeb Pond by truck.
There it all begins by paddling across Holeb Pond to Holeb Stream, which leads you to the Moose River. When you go under a big railroad bridge, you know you are on the right track. Itís slow going for a while, so you have plenty of time to fish and enjoy cold refreshments.
The next thing is Camel Rips. On river left you will see some ledge that runs out into the water. It doesnít look like much but this is the one that gets people because it drops off. About an hour and a half from here you will see a small cabin on river right.
Two miles from the cabin the river divides. To avoid Holeb Falls, you need to stay left and, shortly after, follow the current to the right. You find a small stream that brings you to the portage. You cannot run this. You have to portage; but it is only about a quarter of a mile portage.
By this time you will be ready to camp out at the bottom of the trail. This is the Holeb Falls camp site. It has two cabins for the public and many camp sites. Just below here when you get back on the river, in about 5 minutes you will see Misquitoc Rips. Then in about two hours you will see Spencer Rips. There is a portage on the right, but most of the time you can run this.
Your next stop is about two to three hours down the river, which is Attean Falls. Again, you may be able to run this depending on the river level. There are camp sites here on the left and right. The next day you just have to paddle five minutes on the river to Attean Lake. Cross both Attean and Big Wood lakes and you are back in Jackman.
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