Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 We were on the water by 8:30 a.m. This was my first trip with my new to me, used, SR Q17. All other trips have been with my aluminum tank barge. The day started with a clear sky and a slight breeze blowing over our shoulders. We never had high winds the entire trip, at least while on the water and contrary to most trips I've taken, the winds were almost always blowing on our backs. We saw a few others on the portages but it was not as crowded as I thought it would be. The first 2 marked portages were beaver dams that we did pull overs on. Polly had quite a few people which was expected. We paddled on making good time and picked a site at Malberg at around 4:30 p.m. We saw no one else on Malberg that day. None of the portages today were tough nor was the paddling. This night was also clear and we saw many, many stars that we don't get to see at home. I like my new canoe and it’s nice to be back in canoe country.
Kawishiwi L - Square L - Kawasachong L - 189R - Towline L - 95R - Lake Polly - 19R - Kawishiwi R - 48 R - K. River - 127R - Koma L - 24R - Malberg L. Several beaver dams pull overs.