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Old 08-23-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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Sorry for the bad James Earle Jones thing, it was a joke I kept saying to SWMBO as I built her a kayak. Some of you guys followed the progress of my building a kayak for my wife in this thread. Well, I finally finished it, or at least it was finished enough for us to use. So we loaded it and a rental for me on the truck and headed up to Maine to the Allagash Waterway Wilderness. Litteraly, the very first time Alice sat in the boat and it was in water was at the put in site.



And Holy Crap, it floats!





OK, C'mon back to the dock, we gotta pack 'em up. Oh, and I need to glue your seat in place.



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So we headed out, I'm in a Necky Chatham 17. (Edited to add, "Just about the tenderest boat God ever created. You could fart in this thing and end up looking up at the sun thu water. Rotational cooling will happen! The question is, are you ready for it?)



Down a passageway to Chamberlain Lake.



It was almost 3 pm by the time we got there (We left home at 5:30 am) and so we didn't travel far that day. We went a few miles down the lake and stopped at a nice spot for the night.





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Alice laughs at me because I alway take pictures of my food. I'll admit, it's weird. Here is a dinner fit for a king after a long day of driving and paddling. Burgers and toasted English muffins in the fire.


Sunset from our first campsite.


The next morning things weren't quite so nice. The fog was so thick you couldn't see across the campsite in the morning but it had lifted a bit by the time we ate and got packed up.


We paddled across the lake and started up the far shore. We put in a good 10 miles by 1 pm when we got to an old dam. We took out at the dam and carried over to a little river on the far side. We ran into a couple of Rangers at the dam doing some maintenence work on teh campsites there. They were nice enough to take our picture. They were also the last people we would see for the next two days.



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The creek we were in ended at Eagle Lake. A few hours of paddling and we came to Pillsbury Island, the furthest north that Thoreau made it on his paddle up here back in teh 1880's. A little beyond that we diverted to a place that was a Twilight Zone Moment. We were in the middle of no-where. It was so quiet you could here airplanes flying overhead that were so high they were leaving vapor trails. And in teh middle of all this wildness we come across the remains of a railroad. Back in the day they built a railroad up there to haul pulpwood from one lake to the next. It ran for about 15 years and then was just abandoned.







Then it was time to get back in the boats, paddle past the beaver dam and go find another campsite.



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It had cleared up over the day and was beautiful by this time.





Not a soul within 10 miles of us.



After a full day of paddling we finally stopped to make camp.

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A woods version of a two car garage.



We had a few showers that afternoon but they had a sliver lining. But they were just the advance scouts of what was to come.



By morning it was ugly and it stayed ugly.



Just before Noah boarded up the ark.



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One good thing about the rain, the moose came out to play.



A cow standing shoulder deep in the cove, munching on some tasty water plants.



Further down I spotted another one across the lake. We paddled over to say Hi.





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Al is fascinated by Bullwinkle.


Man, they are some ungainly creatures. They look like they are made out of leftover parts.

OK, I'm pooped. I'll post more later.
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Very nice pics Paul. I look forward to the day that SWMBO and I can travel by ourselves, and yet I don't want my kids to leave the house.

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Nice! Makes me miss home.

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