Originally Posted by Chenvre
I was thinking, however, if I were to rent a solo canoe (I am currently in the market for buying one), would a newbie like me be able to tuff it out and tag along? I wouldn't complain too much, and only to Chard, I know he thrives off it.
As far as paddling goes, the route up from Canoe Lake is amost completely on large lakes. If the weather fine, then there's no problem, but if the wind's a'blow'n (as she usually does), they can get quite rough. Somehow the western portion of Tom Thomson and the traverse of McIntosh are almost always have strong crosswinds. That might be touch-and-go for a rookie soloing across ice-out waters.
Alternatively, coming in from Magnetewan and puddle jumping east through to Daisy, Misty and McIntosh allows you to avoid the bigger lakes and odds are you'll have a tail wind all the way in. Trolling along the way would probably be better as well. The only catch is that it's another 2 hours drive from Ottawa and more, albeit shorter, portages.
Oh! Actually complaints go quite well with a little single malt and a campfire! Very theraputic.
Originally Posted by BrknArrow
That's too bad -- this is the same weekend that we'll be paddling up in Temagami.
I assume the fishing's awesome in Temagami that time of year. What route were you thinking of doing if you don't mind me asking?