Algonquin Provincial Park - Lake Travers - Campsite

Petawawa River

Lake Travers to Lake McManus

June 17 - 20, 2005

Algonquin Provincial Park - Sand Lake Gate

Canoe Trip Reports

Petawawa River

Trip Preparation
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
What worked well
Lessons Learned
Photo Gallery

What Worked Well

  1. Having the right group of people. Everyone pitched in and got the jobs done. Having a bunch of friends who work together, laugh together, and at times even swim together, sure makes a trip like this a lot of fun.
  2. Portaging gear first and scouting the rapids on the walk back up was quite efficient. If we decided to run the rapid, we could still do that without risking a dump with the gear in the boats. If we decided not to run the rapids, then the portage was already half done by the time we could make the call.
  3. Having some folks choosing to walk the portages instead of running the rapids was fine. It did not hold us up at all, even on the longest portages. It also made the trip enjoyable for everyone, both the folks who wanted to paddle a bit of whitewater and the folks who just weren't interested in whitewater.
  4. Getting lucky with the black flies. When you plan a trip in Algonquin for the middle of June, then you plan on black flies. I think we were bugged by a few on the portage around the Crooked Chute, but that was nothing compared to what I was expecting.



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