Years ago, my husband and I spent 3 weeks canoeing in Canada’s Quetico Park. There were 5 of us, and we portaged 24 miles and paddled 150. We went in to the park before it officially opened, so the ice had just melted. It rained constantly for the first 10 days. I would wake up each the morning, praying for sun. By day five, the only way to cook supper was with our little cook stove since it was too wet to start a campfire. On day eight, we arrived at a portage called Tough Sloggins. In normal condition, it was a path of muck and goo that made the portage difficult. With all the rain, we paddled through the portage, found a beaver slide to ride the canoes on, and went on our merry way. [Read more…] about Tough Sloggins
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