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.
My fifth canoe trip of the season for Wild Women Expeditions.
My fourth canoe trip of the season for Wild Women Expeditions.
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016 Weather: 23 degrees Celsius, partly cloudy Distance: ~8 kms back to the lodge
My third canoe trip with Wild Women Expeditions for the 2016 season.