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Training Log Archive: Carbon's Offset

In the 7 days ending Aug 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Paddling4 14:00:00 47.85(17:33) 77.0(10:55)
  Total4 14:00:00 47.85(17:33) 77.0(10:55)

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Friday Aug 2 #

10 AM

Paddling 3:00:00 [2] 20.0 km (9:00 / km)

A little bit of fun nav today as we figured out which channels to take and managed to sneak through a skinnier one thanks to good water levels from the recent rains, and then meet up with the main channel.

Lots of bald eagles and osprey on this trip and even got to see some of them fishing right in front of us. Also lots of loons calling to us every evening. Loved it, I miss it already.
Once we were on the final stretch of Bowron Lake, we got caught under a big thunderstorm and pulled over for a while to wait it out.
After we finished, it started raining pretty hard. I wouldn't want to be just starting my trip, like one group we saw.

Thursday Aug 1 #

(rest day)

Decided to take a day off because we are ahead of schedule. We had hoped to spend some time on the beach just across the water but it never got sunny today. Slept in, vegged in the tent, and then enjoyed reading "Endure" until my butt got sore.
Have had a couple of nights where the light North Face sleeping bag almost wasn't warm enough. Put on extra layers and got through the night.

Wednesday Jul 31 #

10 AM

Paddling 4:00:00 [2] 17.0 km (14:07 / km)

Babcock river was nice. Three more short portages, the last ones of the trip. The last two trails were especially smooth and easy, a nice change from the rougher trails at the beginning. Set up at campsite 46 and would have it to ourselves for two nights.

Tuesday Jul 30 #

9 AM

Paddling 6:00:00 [2] 35.0 km (10:17 / km)

Got up a little early and were aiming for campsite 34. A portage around the waterfall at the end of the lake and then got to paddle the Isaac River. Some marshy sections along the left of McLeary Lake where we got to watch a moose up close. Into Lanezi Lake where we discovered that site 34 only had one of seven tent pads open. It seems everyone does short days and pulls over early. Tried 37 but it was full too. Another long day in store. Paddled to Sandy Lake and discovered 37a was empty :). Another great site. Set up tarps and arranged a bunch of wooden stumps and benches underneath, in time for rain and supper under the tarp. A great site, I was sad to leave the next day. We've now made it about three-quarters of the way around this "6 to 10 day loop" in two days of paddling.

Monday Jul 29 #

11 AM

Paddling 1:00:00 [2] 5.0 km (12:00 / km)

After the long day and late evening yesterday, we only did a little hop to site 23 which we had to ourselves. It opened beautifully onto its own beach, where we enjoyed a nice sunny day and did some bathing, reading and fishing followed by awesome pad Thai for dinner.

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