Review: Level Six’s Algonquin Portage Pack

Knowing that I’d be guiding most of the summer, I decided it was time to own my own canoe pack. As I was placing an order with MEC anyway, I opted for the one pack that looked easy enough to portage with a canoe over my head (i.e. a pack that would be wider than taller).

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Review: MEC Spark UL 1+

In late spring I knew the summer of 2016 had the potential to be hot. I didn’t want to sweat through six canoe trips in my four-season TGV-2. So I started looking for a lightweight three-season that also wouldn’t take up a ton of space in my backpack once I got around to finally doing my solo overnights (still hasn’t happened yet but I will go on one before the end of the year, you have my word).

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September 25th: David Creek and Bell Lake

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

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