"to portage or not to portage, that is the question" Top 5 Page for this destination Algonquin Provincial Park Local Custom Tip by richiecdisc

Algonquin Provincial Park Local Customs: 19 reviews and 18 photos

  portage? looks like work to me
by richiecdisc

The Canadians gave it a fancy French sounding name, but portaging a canoe amounts to one thing, carrying that bad boy on your shoulders from lake to lake. I had never done it before and wondered just how I was to get the damn thing on my shoulders while I was wearing a loaded backpack. Well, I got some instruction and then lots of practice on this trip. Actually, it was easier than I thought and thanks to Te (epicult) I rented a Kevlar Ultralight canoe. At a little over 40 lbs, it was well worth the extra loot.

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  • Updated Nov 9, 2003
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