The Algonquin Trip gave us a chance to do something we had not been able to do in several years, take a Troop canoe trip. With Canoe Camp training under our belts, we embarked on a 3-day excursion into the interior of Algonquin Park. Our route took us from the Whitefish Beach (where the Cubs gathered to see us off) into Rock Lake and on to Rose Island, where we spent both nights.
For our second day of paddling, we took a scenic route around Rock Lake, through Echo Bay, and into Galeairy Lake. From there, the Scouts had a decision to make. Did we continue on through Night and Pen Lakes back to Rock Lake, or did we go back. Turning back meant retracing our route, but only a few small portages. Going ahead meant a 1.7km portage. The Scouts chose to chart new territory, and we struck on ahead. The 1.7km portage was boggy, buggy, and seemed far longer than the advertised length. But we made it, and the relatively inexperienced trippers of East strathcona showed their true abilities and a real sense of adventure!
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