Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Barrens

I’ve been thinking of canoeing or I should say, wilderness canoeing, lately. I’ve been trying to finish working on a trip report of my first short trip to Isabella Lake, Isabella River and the Island River in September 2007. The second short trip took me back in October 2007 to the Island River back to the dark colored pictographs to search for more pictographs on a rock in the river, then my 25 mile bike ride from the parking lot of Isabella Lake to Hog Creek where I would paddle into Perent Lake and eventually the Perent River and out of Isabella Lake.

Here is the link to the slideshow I put together shortly after the trip in 2007.

What I really have been thinking about is some sort of canoe trip further north. I might not get there this year, but hopefully soon. Many years ago I bought Robert Perkins video, Into the Great Solitude. Robert took a solo canoe for 72 days down the Back River. Well, last night I watched the video, again as well as another another canoeing video. I hadn’t watched this video for several years.

“It’s a great game, if you don’t weaken” – Robert Perkins.

I was also distracted by watching these short clips on the Elk River and the Thelon River.


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