So, I’m long overdue on the trip reports. I started a new job last year, and I’m coming up on my first anniversary in a week. The time has flown by, and the crunch of new responsibilities has died down a bit. I’ve gone on a few trips, and I’m ready to start keeping up with the photos and reviews and trip reports. This is a bit of a year of firsts.
The first first on this trip was going to an entrance point I’d never been to: Entrance 16, on the East side of Algonquin.
Most people who like the outdoors have invested in a good hiking pack at one point or another. The most technical and the simplest all have a few common traits that are horrible for use in a canoe. Is there any alternative? Yes, there is…
I have a saying, “I’d rather spend more time in the canoe than under it.”
We all love canoeing, but not many look forward to the portages. They can be stifling, sweaty, buggy and tiring affairs that feel like more work than they’re worth. They’re well worth it, but here’s some ways I make the necessary portages a bit more enjoyable.