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#103075 - 09/13/08 02:59 PM Canoe camped last night
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Hi <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
I took a buddy and we 4wd into Irish Lake in the cascades 48 miles SW of Bend, Or. The last 4 miles take 45 minutes... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> and its a high usage road... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> We central Orygunners likes to 4wd doncha see... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Anyway here is a photo of buddies gear for an over nighter. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> We took two trips to the island to get our stuff there and a load of firewood. I wish I had a photo of my canoe loaded above the gun'ls bow to stern with fire wood. OK there WAS a spot for me to sit, but I had to push off and then crawl over the fire wood to the stern. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> good balance - poor planning <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />


It did finally get down to 40 maybe. We were camped at 5385 feet at 43-48.28N, 121-57-38.79. I have inserted photos of this lake and island elsewhere.

I had my old Sierra Designs single walled Flash MAgic - after the flashlight design. I had some condensation inside, but then I carry a small towel for that reason.

I guess I had too warm of sleeping bag and I think I'd rather be cold than hot, so I mostly just slept on my Down Airmattress with my fleece jacket over me and my legs under the down bag as a quilt.
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#103076 - 09/13/08 03:04 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: Jimshaw]
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Hope with that much gear and firewood with a canoe to carry it you had a gourmet dinner with wine, and a monsterous fire to enjoy <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> - So was this an episode of Dull Knife Kitchen stadium in the backcountry?
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#103077 - 09/13/08 03:23 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: phat]
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phat
I did not take a knike, only a ti fork and spoon. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> And I had no need for a knife. We did take an old heavy aluminum skillet to cook in, but since my buddy forgot the tortillas we toasted a loaf of french bread on a stick and ate chicken for dinner. I like to howl at night when camping <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I wish I could play back recorded animal calls at volume. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
This morning I wished I was alone and had another day or two. Its a portage to the upper lake and I haven't canoed there yet. I sort of like the peacefullness of solo canoeing. Maybe I will go back back alone for a few days. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#103078 - 09/16/08 04:26 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: Jimshaw]
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I went kayak camping last week in North Cascades NP with my brother, sister and brother-in-law. That's my yellow kayak in the center of the picture.
The weather was super, we had our boat-in campsite all to ourselves and we had a great time. Sigh! My husband and I will be heading to Arizona next week. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> I'll be taking my 'yak, though...there are some good lakes, reservoirs and the Colorado River in the Yuma area, so all is not lost. Plan to do some hiking, too.

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#103079 - 09/16/08 06:03 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: mockturtle]
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yer not moving to Arizona are you? You better be careful coming from Washington, you might warp when you dry out. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Have a great time, arizona is great rock collecting country, just look down. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#103080 - 09/16/08 06:31 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: Jimshaw]
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Nope--just winter migration. Husband doesn't like cold and snow. We went to Yuma for eight winters in a row--I worked as a home health RN while there--so we know what it's like: Dry, dusty, windy....but plenty of sunshine. Spent the last three winters here at home. Husband says, 'That's enough!' <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif" alt="" /> He's not well, so I want him to at least be happy. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#103081 - 09/17/08 05:28 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: mockturtle]
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MT...

My son's dad grew up in Yuma, and his family is still there, though they now migrate north to Prescott in the summer time. I've only been there in winter... the camper cities are amazing!

I'm sorry to hear hubby is not well... hope he feels better in the dry heat.

MNS
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#103082 - 09/18/08 07:36 AM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: midnightsun03]
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Thanks, MS...I fear it's going to be a trying winter at best but your good wishes will help. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />

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#103083 - 09/18/08 12:32 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: Jimshaw]
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Loc: Ahwatukee, AZ
When we pack that much, we use an inflatable to tow behind our canoe.
Works great.

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#103084 - 09/18/08 03:55 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: indyrednek]
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Indyr

I threatened to put my buddy in a raft when he nearly sank us. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> On the trip back he sat on the bottom of the boat - much better. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Like having a lead keel. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> on the way over he sat in the seat - it was more like a load of cannons on deck.

When I was kid and prospecting in the Yukon Territory we floated the forty mile river in a rowboat with our mining gear tied to innertubes and tiedtogether and tied to the boat. It happens that it was midnight that we floated into a short series of riffles when Larry yells ,"jump overboard boy! You need to be a sea anchor to keep the gear going straight so we don't lose it." So I actually jumpedover the stern in waders and was dragged through whitewater behindthe boat! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> it got worse... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#103085 - 09/18/08 03:59 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: Jimshaw]
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Ya know, I think I want a book format recollection of Jim's Canoe escapades when he was young and dumb - Something tells me it would read at least as well as any Pat McManus book I have on
my shelf <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
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#103086 - 09/18/08 08:57 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: phat]
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I'd read one about when he was OLD and dumb <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#103087 - 09/23/08 10:01 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: bigfoot2]
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Bigfoot
I don't call you names <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Some peoples "dumb" is someone elses passion. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> You probably think solo climbing and alpine mountaineering are dumb too, as well as white water kayaking, mountain biking on mountain sides, rock skiing, and BASE jumping, and from some perspectives they are, but this an adventure related forum and the degree of danger and skill of different members ranges from beginner to Very advanced, Is adanced dumb? <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> If you surive - did you "win"?
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> YMMV <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#103088 - 09/27/08 08:46 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: phat]
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Ya know, I think I want a book format recollection of Jim's Canoe escapades when he was young and dumb - Something tells me it would read at least as well as any Pat McManus book I have on
my shelf <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


I second this Jim, let Kevonnia write it he's got too much time on his hands now that he's retyred and all <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

I'm advanced stupis Jim, got the Lyme to prove it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> And all I was doing was practice camping in my sideyard <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> took me 35years to get Lyme but it's so bad I would'nt wish it on any other multi use trail users <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
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#103089 - 09/27/08 09:46 PM Re: Canoe camped last night [Re: phat]
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phat
I have located the "millennium" edition of my book, but the electronic copy of the first to editions is missing. I will write some harrowing escapades however in the near future. I'm thinking maybe a survivor stud canoe flik.
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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