Jenny and I said good-bye to our clients, consolidated gear, repacked her tripping canoe and headed out to paddle Carlyle Lake for a short scouting mission.
If you run in the same social media circles that I do, you’ve likely seen the header to this post floating around.
The canoe yoke jostles for position on my shoulders, hitting a vertebra every time it slides up my neck. My shoulders ache with the effort to support my canoe pack and steady the canoe, an unwieldy seventeen-foot, forty-five pound Kevlar seesaw on a sixty-four inch base.
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 Weather: 18 degrees Celsius, sunny Distance: ~6 kms paddling plus a 200m portage from David Lake into David Creek and a 745m portage between David Creek and Bell Lake
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 Weather: 17 degrees Celsius, sunny Distance: ~9 kms of hiking to summit Silver Peak
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 Weather: 15 degrees Celsius, partly sunny Distance: ~10 kms of paddling and 695m of portaging through Balsam and David Lakes
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 Weather: 17 degrees Celsius, rainy afternoon / night Distance: ~5 kms along Bell and Three Mile Lakes
My sixth and final canoe trip of the season for Wild Women Expeditions.