Day Two: Partridge Lake to Hydro Field (ish)

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Weather: Sunny. Light breeze. High of 14 degrees Celsius. Low of -3 degrees.

Distance: ~18km

Our main day of paddling brought everything from quiet contemplation over a strong cup of coffee to being thankful for my drysuit to laughing with new friends over a ridiculous dinner and a cozy campfire to end the day.

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Day 1: Put-In to Partridge Lake

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015

Weather: Sunny. High of 19 degrees Celsius. Low of 0 degrees.

Distance: ~9km

Holy cow did the day ever start early: Justin (Wild Adventures Canada) picked me up at 5:30AM. Nothing like meeting someone for the first time while groggy.

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Plan Your First Winter Overnight

I shivered in my old sleeping bag, listening to the wind howl around my tent. It felt as if I were attempting to sleep on a slab of marble. Live and learn, I thought. Here it was, the end of October on the PPJ trail in Quebec and my gear wasn’t good enough. I’d have to make some purchases before we started in on the winter camping portion of our program.

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