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    Tom B
    BPL Member

    @shovel-man

    Companion forum thread to: Canoe Trip

    I’m a hiker, best on my feet. There were many portages, rough and rocky, a welcome break in the drudgery of paddling. Carrying a canoe on shoulders is transformative, the close view is exciting, the footing a constant challenge, a success with every step, a boat delivered, cramped legs revived…

    #3787480
    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    Paddle trips are cool. I paddled about 30+ miles of  the middle Buffalo River in June for the first time in a decade. It was awesome and I want to paddle the entire river from Poncha bridge down in about a week, maybe next year and if the water level is safe.

    #3787673
    AK Granola
    BPL Member

    @granolagirlak

    Is there an actual trip report somewhere? The link doesn’t take me there.

    #3787678
    Terran Terran
    BPL Member

    @terran

    Night moves.

    #3787757
    Tom B
    BPL Member

    @shovel-man

    and Alien

    #3790487
    Eric Blumensaadt
    BPL Member

    @danepacker

    Locale: Mojave Desert

    I’ve canoed in Pennsylvania (Allegheny River) and Canada (Kipiwa Game Preserve, Quebec, French River and Magnetawan River, Ontario) and held an ACA Moving Water instructor certification. But I sold my beautiful 17″ Kevlar canoe in 2004 and moved to the Las Vegas valley. I still have my  18″ Sea Star Kevlar sea kayak.

    To me canoeing is great and portaging is a price to be paid for the ease and of paddling in the wilderness beauty of Canada and Minnesota.

    Be sure to buy Bill Mason’s book “Path of the Paddle”. It is still, after decades, the very best book on how to paddle in various situations. Master it and you will be and expert canoeist. For example learning how to travel in a nearly straight line from one river bank to the opposite side is a skill that once learned is easy to do. Hint: point your bow upriver at a slight angle to the flow.

    Mason’s companion book, ” Song of the Paddle” is about canoe camping but is outdated in terms of equipment. If you  are a decent backpacker you can easily canoe camp so these days the book is more of a curiosity than instructive.

     

    #3790917
    Worth Donaldson
    BPL Member

    @worth

    Cliff Jacobson’s book Expedition Canoeing is a great resource for improving your skills should you decide to take  up wilderness paddling.

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