Friday, August 20, 2010

In It to Win It

The plan is set, finally.

I am in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory after just working two NOLS courses here. One was the hike/canoe combination and the other a US Naval Academy training. In between, I got to explore the Land of the Midnight Sun a bit more than in years past- pouring beer in town and getting up to Dawson City for the Music Festival being two examples.

I fly out on Sunday, and expect to be launching 'Casco' in Ontario on Wednesday, August 25th. I'll be heading across the Great Lakes from Superior to Huron and Georgian Bay and then up the French River to Lake Nipissing and North Bay. From there, a short portage to Trout Lake and the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers, the Rideau Canal, and into New York on the St. Lawrence and Raquette Rivers. A hop skip and a jump to Old Forge, NY and the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which I have already completed. Down the Androscoggin River in New Hampshire to Bethel, Maine, the Crooked River to Sebago Lake, and down the Presumpscot River to Casco Bay and le fin.

A busy plan, but I am planning one month for these last 800 miles. Wish me luck.

More to come.

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