Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 41


Paddled out of Attean Pond into Big Wood Pond and onto the swiftly moving Moose River. A rock metamorphosed into a moose right in front of us as we made the transition onto Long Pond - stood there gawking at us before making up its mind to run as swiftly and with as little coordination as possible through deep water to the bog. Quite a sight.

Sailed all the way down Long Pond where we caught a bit of lunch at the Lower Narrows before continuing on. The Moose River just kept picking up speed - eventually we ended up pulling up to a portage on river left to the Demo Road bridge. The rapids are a severe class 3 and go all the way down to the Brassua lakes.

Caught a ride to Rockwood where we met up with Zach, a friend of ours who works for Outward Bound. He cooked us up a mean stir fry, let us use the showers and do laundry, and then gave us a place to crash. Super awesome. Tomorrow we shuttle back out and portage in to the put in below the falls to paddle the Brassuas.

Weather: rain in the morning, clearing

Wildlife: 3 moose, 5 bald eagles, 7 loons, 3 kingfishers, 3 hummingbirds and a fox. What a day!

Water has no taste, no color, no odor; it cannot be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself. It fills us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses. ~ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY

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