i think its getting lighter out. (WCPP, may/june, 2010
that phrase became very common and a running joke during the first three quarters of this trip...we saw a lot of rain to say the least. however, not even the precipitation could dampen our excitement about being in this special place. we were awestruck.
we are all up early and the first thing on my mind is to obtain a life jacket. at the marina i find a serviceable one for $40. (cabelas would sell a vest of this quality for *about $15...oh well, i dont have a choice)
packed and ready, we head off into the unknown again. the 47 mile, 2 hour drive to our entry point...leano lake.
and what a drive it is! this really is "the bush". narrow, hilly, twisty, rough. claire told us we would see much bear crap on the road, and we did. we also saw 2 of what left those piles behind...the second one was a big boy too.
we reached the parking lot for leano and there is only one vehicle there, an suv from michigan. the unloading begins.
the portage to the lake use to be 60 meters, use to. they changed it awhile ago and is now closer to 150.
destination for today will be lunch lake. itll be a fairly short day for us.
on bootjack lake, kyle heard a rock falling and looks over...a big bear at the shoreline, heading back into the woods. greg has been fishing along the way and a few minutes later glances over at the shoreline...here comes the same bear, down a slab of rock and into the water. he evidentially really needed to get to the other side. it was a great episode to view. it swam across and clawed its way up the other shore and disappeared.
we did a lot of portages to get to lunch lake, but not many miles.
we settle into a small site on lunch lake, barely able to fit 4 small tents. itll be a semi-shared meal for tonight...brats.
about midnight it starts to rain. it will be far from the last rain we will see on this trip.
some photos from the day...