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caleb

Last year we had a centralized paddling thread that you can see here.  I thought I'd start a similar one for 2020 as well.

 

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I've been up to the BWCA twice so far this summer, with a couple day trips as well.  I got back last night after a few days paddling out of the Kawishiwi Lake entry point.  The water was warm, the flies were sometimes bad, but the conversation was great.

 

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What have you all been up to?

 

 

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mikegillam

This is from a trip this past March in the Salt River Wilderness, Arizona. Had one extra day on the river (rather camp) as the river rose from about 2500 cfs to over 8000. We decided to stay in camp and let things settle down a bit. A stunning area. After kayaking the Grand Canyon and Salt River Wilderness, the Salt is every bit as beautiful and stunning as the canyon, just much shorter. 226 miles vs 56 miles...LOTS of gambles quail on hikes...would be an incredible area to hike in, camp, and hunt. 

 

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Millriver

Spent 4 days last week camping in Vermont, paddled a different small pond each day. Very relaxing!

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caleb

I unwrapped a new paddle yesterday afternoon.  Looking forward to getting out with it next week.

 

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Big Pine

Really love this thread. I’ve not paddled nearly enough this year. 
 

 

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Curt

That's a damn fine camp breakfast you have there sir.

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Reeba

Nice looking paddle.  I assume that's from the same paddlemaker you mentioned last year.

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Reeba

These are repeat photos I've posted on the fishing thread.  I've been staying close to home and portaging in to small glacial kettle lakes paddling and fishing:IMG_1269.jpg.1262b860a392e7b16fb3bb58427eeb05.jpgIMG_1272.jpg.634d4323426b568d6628361878f7bd8e.jpgIMG_1308.jpg.bb8478274784eea2fd321f143a896eab.jpg

 

Also paddled into a rice bed:

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Have seen a few friends along the way:

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Reeba

More friends to paddle with.  The young ones are growing up.

 Loonlet:

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Reeba

Cygnets getting tired:IMG_1330.thumb.jpg.17e1f80ec04401a5954bc38e50cca8a8.jpg

 

Cygnets totally pooped:

 

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caleb

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Reeba

Last year we joked about better your dog swimming due to a fast but unstable canoe.  It appears both are swimming here.  Nice pictures I love the cliffs and talus slopes.

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caleb
28 minutes ago, Reeba said:

Last year we joked about better your dog swimming due to a fast but unstable canoe.  It appears both are swimming here.  Nice pictures I love the cliffs and talus slopes.

 

As strange as it looks to have the dog and the food pack side by side, I've found that configuration creates a nice spot for the dog so he's not moving side to side.  One of the downsides of having a retriever as a canoeing partner is that he doesn't view ending up in the lake as a problem, or even an undesirable outcome.

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On 8/14/2020 at 9:38 AM, caleb said:

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Am I spotting some Hungry Jacks dehydrated hashed browns in your picture?  The first time I tried them I couldn't believe how good they were for coming dehydrated in a little milk carton.  Besides frying up plain, I really like them as filler in egg bakes and casseroles.  My 'one pan' is a GSI outdoors 10" aluminum Dutch oven.  It's great for so many styles of cooking: fish fry's, Egg Bakes, Biscuits, Juevos rancheros etc.  The best part is that it's equally at home over coals as it is a camping stove.  When I bring the kids I make all manner of cakes, brownies, cookies, popcorn etc.

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On 7/31/2020 at 1:46 PM, caleb said:

Last year we had a centralized paddling thread that you can see here.  I thought I'd start a similar one for 2020 as well.

 

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I've been up to the BWCA twice so far this summer, with a couple day trips as well.  I got back last night after a few days paddling out of the Kawishiwi Lake entry point.  The water was warm, the flies were sometimes bad, but the conversation was great.

 

4QEqbdl.jpg

 

ciQmdt7.mp4

 

V6fg515.jpg

 

SsIf8oI.jpg

 

0mVbXhJ.jpg

 

What have you all been up to?

 

 

I spent time in that area Caleb way back when I was in High School in the Late Stone Age. We had a base camp on South Farm Lake.

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