Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 40


Rained all night and woke to a very damp camp. Ate breakfast, loaded the boat, and began to paddle the Moose River - simultaneously, it began to rain again.

And then it rained harder. Despite the dampness, we enjoyed our paddle down the river - the water is up and we moved right along! About the time we pulled up to Attean Falls to scout the rapids the rain let up. Decided to run it and maneuvered through without a hitch - a good line.

Paddled out into Attean Lake around noon and enjoyed a floating lunch to avoid the bugs. Made our way to Sally Beach where we called it a day. Siesta in camp and then dinner - biscuits cooked up in our Fry Bake with a twiggy fire and some soup, yum!

Looks like we are right on track for hitting Moosehead around the 4th!

Weather: rain, then windy and fair

Wildlife: 3 kingfishers, merganser, 3 loons

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. ~Henry David Thoreau

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