August 18-21 Nic and I went on a canoe trip with some of our friends from undergrad in Killarney Provincial Park. We had a really great time, and it was a fun bonding experience before we move to Ottawa for me to do grad school. We had some beautifully hot days and also some very rainy points.
The route we took:
- Thursday night camped out on Carlyle Lake
- Canoed and portaged from Carlyle lake through Kakakise Lake, and into Norway where we had our lunch. Then canoed through Killarney, and Freeland into George lake where we stayed.
- Saturday we skipped a long portage by jumping a couple beaver dams in Kakakise Creek to stay on Kakakise Lake
- Sunday morning we portaged and canoed through back to Carlyle Lake
Friday we had a few portages in a row, all over 1 km. We manged to do every one in only one trip- everyone took a pack and traded off soloing the canoe on top of that. I was very proud of how hardcore everyone was 🙂
I was so pleased with how beautiful Killarney was-so gorgeous with those cliffs and rocks.
We skipped a long portage by canoeing through the creek. The water was just barely high enough because of two beaver dams. Luckily James knew what he was doing, so we all jumped them without issue.
I can’t wait for next year’s trip!