Friday, September 11, 2009

Canoe Trip 2009 Day 3

Up early this AM on Rankin got Sam moving to go out and pump some water off shore, I think we lost him a couple of times in the fog. All of our water supplies are pumped and filtered with a Katadyn Combi Water Microfilter which removes all taste, odour, bacteria and protozoan cysts such as Legionella, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium, the main filter can be cleaned when needed on site. We have used it 2 years now without any problems. They say you could pump the water out of a swamp if needed. The main ceramic cartridge will pump 50,000L. depending on conditions. A+ on my list.

Got started around 10:00am and had 2 rapids soon into the trip, ended up at the portage going around Caribou Falls (280m). Had a good lunch before we headed north on Mistinikon Lake a very large lake with cliffs on both sides and very scenic. Boat traffic is on this lake coming in from a road from Matachewan. Not enough to hardly know they were there.

Later on we started to look for a campsite and found an old concrete dock that was at the end of a small bush road. It looked as if it was a loading area for boats long ago during the mining boom. Brian set up the tent on the dock, it had wood flooring and the boys camped a distance away as the night before they moved their tent down the beach in Rankin to get away from some sort of snoring that was going on. Honestly I never heard it at all.

Of course there was the usual evening campfire too.

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