We paddled and paddled. The rain lightly drifted down on us. After a while we saw the inlet. We pulled ashore and looked at the river. Ultimately we decided just to camp there, and to explore the river and upper lake later. We set up camp at a great location and got a fire going. After relaxing a while and having dinner, the weather cleared up a bit and we decided to go explore.
Getting to the upper lake took two short portages. For the first one I carried the canoe about a hundred yards through the woods. Then we put the canoe in the creek and somewhat paddled and somewhat shoved our way upstream. Right below the second lake there was a logjam in the creek, so we got out of the canoe and pulled it over the logjam.
Because the sun was getting low, we returned to camp. Ash accidentally burned her jacket and almost one of the paddles.
After a mellow evening in camp, we retired to our tent. Shining the lights around, we saw lots of mosquitoes wanting to come inside with us. The next morning they were still waiting.
We made breakfast in our dutch oven. Oh yeah! What a perfect way to start the Independence Day. We piddled around a bit longer, then seeing the clouds darkening again, we decided to pick up camp and return home. What a great trip it was!
Time Needed: 2 days
Kid Friendly: Yes