Monday, September 7, 2015

Day 14

Day 14. Smoothrock to Lookout River. August 28. 13.2 miles.

We are clearly getting soft, since we have always enjoyed portages to break up the day, but today we looked forward to a day with no portages. Woke to very heavy fog, and without a GPS, we were not sure we would have even set off. Got off early to beat the wind--we had to paddle 13 miles to the south-- but needn't have worried as it was practically calm the whole day.

The day was uneventful, though pleasant.  We saw a large Otter float plane land at the outpost camp on the southern tip of Smoothrock.  Unfortunately, camping opportunities were few and far between, and we wound up at a less than ideal site on an unmarked portage around the first swift on the Lookout river.

Foggy campsite on Smoothrock Lake

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