Monday, August 25, 2008

Back from Wabakimi

I’m back from Wabakimi! The Otter couldn’t pick us up as scheduled, because of the high winds, so we came out one day later. I got home last night (08-24-08). The Otter is an amazing aircraft. I’ve flown on Beavers before, but the Otter has so much more power.

I had a good time. We saw one moose and one Woodland Caribou. It was everyone’s first time seeing a Woodland Caribou in the Wabakimi. Wabakimi is a boreal forest and where we went was very rugged and remote. We encountered a little of everything- small lakes, big lakes, strong / high winds, no wind, fast water, lining and tracking canoes, portaging (short and long). The weather was great for the most part. We encountered a little rain. I’ve never eaten as many blueberries on a canoe trip. This area is covered with blueberries.

I plan to do some type of trip report, but it will be a while. I’m behind in everything at home due to my trip to Michigan for the AuSable Canoe Marathon and this trip to Wabakimi. I will probably put it on a separate blog and link to it from my blog.

I took about 1,000 photos, so I will include some in the trip report.

Chuck Ryan

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