Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Epic adventure

  1. #1
    Native treefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    ontario canada
    Posts
    465

    Epic adventure

    I very well could have been doing something useful this evening, but instead I spent my time devising the most
    effiecient trans-Algonquin canoe route. It looks something like this:
    170-ish kilometers
    42 portages
    50+ lakes
    12-14 days

    Now all I need is a few good people like this Apsley Cherry-Garrad fellow.
    Anyone?

  2. #2
    Moderator JEEP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Horsens, Denmark
    Posts
    2,275
    Would love to. But time and money is a definite issue unfortunally

  3. #3
    Woodsman GwersyllaCnau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Llanelli ish
    Posts
    598
    Quote Originally Posted by treefrog View Post
    I very well could have been doing something useful this evening, but instead I spent my time devising the most
    effiecient trans-Algonquin canoe route. It looks something like this:
    170-ish kilometers
    42 portages
    50+ lakes
    12-14 days

    Now all I need is a few good people like this Apsley Cherry-Garrad fellow.
    Anyone?
    u
    U
    That sounds exactly the sort of thing I would enjoy but unfortunately Canada is a bit far and as with Jeep, time and money would be an issue.

  4. #4
    Tribesman
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Rossendale, Lancs
    Posts
    768
    Can't imagine you will have too much trouble finding accomplices for a trip like that
    Hope it works out for you.
    Nobody wins, unless everybody wins

  5. #5
    One with Nature CanadianMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,907
    That sounds awesome!

  6. #6
    Native treefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    ontario canada
    Posts
    465
    Right then, we've got the CanadianMike twins...


    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Idle-and-Cleese-monty-python-10868987-987-630.jpg 
Views:	143 
Size:	72.5 KB 
ID:	3070

  7. #7
    One with Nature CanadianMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,907
    Lol, was hoping it didn't come off as a "count me in" thing! But it does sound like a pretty amazing trip overall, but over my head currently as far as practice, ability, endurance, time off, etc. Hadn't touched a canoe for 20 odd years before last year at Lake Clear, and that was a white knuckle affair for me even just paddling across the lake (in the dark, 6km, looking for an island with no lights, then the next day going fishing by myself in it, with a strong wind............... let's just say I got soaked yet got back all my gear thanks to a boater who saw me tip it and fall in............. and the two younger guys in the other canoe who rushed out to meet up with me while I was kicking the canoe to the tiny island, typical me, they got close and I'm spitting water, breathing hard, and all I said was "Eh, how's it goin'?")

    So ya, way more than I could hope to join, need much more practice with what I have, and learning to use my newer gear, as well as needing a canoe, etc. Funny though, many others would jump at the idea, yet I'm the closest to you.............

    Nutshell, I'm still too green to be tossed into the fire.

  8. #8
    Native treefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    ontario canada
    Posts
    465
    So I guess Kilimanjaro would be out, too...

    Sounds like a traumatic canoe experience you had Mike, hope the water was warm at least!
    Yeah, I have enough trouble finding a week at a time off work, my summers are usually a bunch of 4 day canoe trips, friday to monday.
    We did a couple nice 7-8 day ones in Killarney--gives you a proper chance to get into the real backcountry.

    We have a couple friends who like a lighter version of a canoe trip...will keep you in mind for one of those.

  9. #9
    One with Nature CanadianMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,907
    Was funny, my buddy Troy (you'd dig him!!) was out fishing with his girlfriend at the time, and were a ways away when they saw me tip and get picked up not long later and towed back to the island, in his typical dry sense of humour really only asked "How's the water?" I laughed, and said it wasn't that bad, especially considering it was mid-May when it happened. Wasn't that traumatic for me, I had my PDF on and didn't panic, was more of a session of bitching the entire 20mins of it all, and the biggest piss off was finding my smokes soaked once I got helped to the wee island. Next day paddling to the nearby beach to unload was more confident paddling than the dark night on Friday (my girlfriend was in front of our overloaded canoe, 1/3 of the there I found out she had never been in a canoe before, just kayaks................. yikes!!!!) and I had also learned when windy crosswise and going solo, avoid it, if not put a good amount of weight in the front to avoid the sail function of a light canoe. I'm fine with doing it more, always loved canoeing (in the back only), just getting plopped into an extreme canoe trip is over my head, at least until I get my own and rack up a few years of good experience.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •