Let me say what a great time I had! All the challenging conditions coupled with the comaraderie and teamwork made this trip a very rewarding experience. Pushing through headwinds, and traversing demanding portages made the nights in my hammock that much more comfortable and cozy. I slept warm and rested well both nights. Thanks to the others for making it a memorable trip! My outdoor experience has been primarily backpacking so I think when I get my tax return in the spring I may invest in some more canoe equipment.