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04/05/2021 12:38PM  
New Trip Report posted by Spartan2

Trip Name: 1980 Return to the Namakan: Going Back in Time #5.

Entry Point: Quetico

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smoke11
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04/05/2021 01:30PM  
Thanks for sharing!
PineKnot
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04/05/2021 05:00PM  
Spartan2......what a great read!! A few years ago, I went from LLC down the Namakan and then up the Quetico River to Beaverhouse and was hoping you'd have a "vintage" photo of the little island my son and I camped just before the turn north up to Q river.....but you guys like to camp "in the woods".....you're much tougher than we are!!

Anyway, really enjoyed the report and the before and after pics despite the light leak....really neat how a waterfall/rapids can be so different depending on high or low water levels....
TuscaroraBorealis
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04/05/2021 09:09PM  
Another enjoyable read. I appreciate that you've taken the time to put these 'vintage' reports together. Quite an impressive legacy. Thank you for sharing.
04/06/2021 07:45AM  
Thank you for kind comments.

This was my winter pandemic "project". I ended up doing five vintage trips, and made two books on Snapfish with the photos and the stories. The first volume had the two trips from Lake One (1973 and 1982) and the next one had three trips: two from Moose Lake and one from Crane Lake (1974, 1977, and 1980). Then it was fairly easy to just retype the stories and add the scanned photos from my folder. Computers do make all of this so much easier--although scanning the photos is very tedious.

We have many trips that do not have a Trip Report, but now there are no trips that don't have a book. Who cares? Probably no one but us, but sometimes it is fun to take out a book and relive the memories.

I am reasonably sure that none of this would have been done if I hadn't been limited in the scope of my normal activities all winter. And I can tell you that I would rather have been seeing our family, doing my in-person volunteer work, directing the church choir, going to lunch with friends, etc. Sometimes we can't choose what we want to do, so we do what we are able to do.

04/19/2021 03:39PM  
Loved the trip report, Spartan2. I think that it's fascinating to see the park then as compared to now. Namakan looks like it's a worthy destination as well.
 
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