Newbies- Moose River North to Moose Lake
It rained off & on most of the morning. We relied on rain jackets & quick dry pants. Moose river is pretty narrow and we have to watch for rocks and logs. It gets marshy and there are plenty of mosquitoes. It is a beautiful area though. We saw a muskrat & deer. Lunch at Nina Moose lake at a campsite near the portage Summer sausage, cheese tub (yuck) and tortillas. Group B who put in behind us ate lunch nearby then left 1st and stayed ahead the rest of the way. Nina Moose river was broader & more marshy. Theres a couple of beaver dams to slide across. We got to Lake Agnes about 4pm an a lot of the campsites appeared to be taken. We decided to try for the site next to the Oyster Lake portage. A group in a silver canoe was racing us for it but we got there 1st. The campsite was open with a large slanted rock to the water. We set up camp & found out why the food packs were so heavy. We had 6 burgers, 6 steaks, 5 packages of bacon, 6 ham steaks, 3 quarts of corn oil, 12 eggs and tons of gorp. The lunches were pretty heavy mostly sausages & cheese, 2 jars each of peanut butter & squeeze jelly, the rest was freeze dried. We also had 5 loaves of bread which got flatter as time went on. Bear bags went up, 1 rope & no pulleys was not enough for 3 heavy packs. A lot of the weight is our fault for choosing 3 fresh meals & too many potential fish meals. but we also had food for the extra person that didn't show. More about him later.