Trip Report: Carlyle and Johnnie Lakes, Round 2

Carlyle Canoe Trip through Carlyle and Johnnie Lakes

My fourth canoe trip of the season for Wild Women Expeditions.

Women & Girls Canoe Trip through Carlyle and Johnnie Lakes, Take Two:

Preparations

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I drove up to Sudbury Thursday morning with my co-guide Sam, stopping at Jenny’s to check the pantry levels. We grocery shopped, organized food, and packed group gear together, finishing up by 3pm. All ready to go for the next morning!

Equipment

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  • Canoes, paddles, PFDs, safety gear, maps
  • Tents, tarps, camp kitchen, toilet kit, expedition first aid kit
  • Food for 9 people for 3 days, water filtration + Aquatabs, waterproof barrels

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  • Tent, fly, poles, stakes, and footprint
  • -10 degree Celsius sleeping bag, fleece liner, fleece-lined stuff sack (pillow)
  • Yellow foamie, Thermarest

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  • Splash pants, rain jacket, fleece jacket, running shoes
  • Buff, camp pants, PJs
  • Plus what I was wearing when I left (running capris, tech tee, rash guard, baseball cap, sunglasses, Tevas [closed toe])

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  • PFD, whistle, multi-tool, pigtail, throwbag
  • Map, compass, DeLorme inReach personal locator, cell phone
  • Headlamp, lighter
  • Small first aid kit

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  • Almonds, CLIF bars
  • 2-1L Nalgenes

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  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Deodorant, sunscreen, bug spray

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  • DSLR, Pelican Case, Gorillapod
  • Lenses, spare battery, and spare memory cards
  • Write-in-Rain notebook, log book and pencil
  • Field guides, binoculars, oil pastels and water colors

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Daily Log

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Our second go at the new route. Click here for round 1. We met the women & girls and George Lake before caravaning to Killarney Outfitters and then back to the Carlyle Lake Access Point.

Date: Friday, August 26, 2016

Weather: 23 degrees Celsius, sunny

Distance: ~3 kms

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The girls set their wish boats afloat before setting out for Johnnie Lake.

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Weather: 20 degrees Celsius, partly cloudy with afternoon and evening rain

Distance: ~6 kms

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We said so long to our Johnnie Lake campsite and headed back to Carlyle.

Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Weather: 23 degrees Celsius, partly cloudy

Distance: ~8 kms

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Published by Kate Ming-Sun

Travel happy. Outdoors professional. Writer. Photographer. Educator.

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