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PostPosted: August 27th, 2016, 2:34 pm 
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Here's part two! This report covers our trip from Florence Lake down the South Lady Evelyn River to Willow Island Lake. A magical, fantastical adventure!
Enjoy!

https://thehappyadventure.com/2016/08/27/temagamicanoetrip-2/

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PostPosted: August 27th, 2016, 6:16 pm 
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That was a nifty surprise mid report! Almost made up for you leaving me with Night Moves in my brain.


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PostPosted: August 27th, 2016, 9:21 pm 
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@Neil Fitzpatrick you mean that classic Night Socks, right? Tryna beat those boggy mud boot blues..

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PostPosted: August 27th, 2016, 9:28 pm 
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Firstly, congratulations Tierney and Andrew. May your pancakes ever be blueberry bursting, your coffee be forever beige, and may there always be a cold beer at the bottom of your barrel.

We usually scrub a dub skinny dip to do our laundry, but your method sounds more civilized. How did that solar shower bag thing work out?


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PostPosted: August 27th, 2016, 11:47 pm 
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Congrats on your engagement - and what a beautiful place for the proposal.

It's been several years since I've done those infamous LER portages, but I'm heading up there again later this season for a few weeks. Should be pretty quiet in the backcountry by then.

I really appreciate your sense of humour in your TR's. An enjoyable read for sure. Looking forward to part 3.

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PostPosted: August 28th, 2016, 1:19 am 
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Odyssey, we have been dying of laughter for the past ten minutes. Thank you. Those are the best wishes we could ever hope for.
The solar shower is a goofy piece of equipment, but given enough sun and a nice dark rock it heats up within four hours. It weighs very little and cost about $8. It really does get warm and works pretty well for rinsing.. perfect for hands and dishes, too. Ours is now duct-taped and hideous after a few years, but for $8? Worth it.

canoeguitar: Thank you! I like to laugh at myself before anyone else can. We all experience ridiculous and stupid situations on trips; misadventures are part of the fun. The SLER portages have not improved since probably the dawn of time. Looking forward to your photos of the area! Ours are all like, "here's Tierney being sweaty" and "look, some rocks".

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PostPosted: August 28th, 2016, 2:46 pm 
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An excellent read.

Congratulations!

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PostPosted: August 28th, 2016, 11:51 pm 
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Congrats to both of you.
A great write up. Your humour really adds to it "tears and snot" bahaha.
You should consider submitting something to Canoeroots


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PostPosted: August 29th, 2016, 9:47 am 
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Thanks Paddle Power and mark m!

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PostPosted: August 29th, 2016, 4:47 pm 
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Congrats guys! If my math is correct you got engaged 3 days before I proposed to my girlfriend on a trip north of Ranger Lake in Algoma :)


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Hot showers and laundry! But what about the dry clean only items? :) Awesome trip report, and congrats!


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PostPosted: August 30th, 2016, 9:07 am 
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Congratulations to the two of you!


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PostPosted: August 30th, 2016, 9:54 am 
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paul 32: Congratulations!!! Aren't wilderness proposals the BEST?
MarkoMrko: I left the dry cleaning at home this time. But yes, we do enjoy some luxuries while we're camping. Makes the portages, um, unforgettable.
martin2007: Thank you!

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Tearknee, I love reading your trip reports! Your sense of humour and turn of phrase - and the great pix - nicely done.

Congrats on your engagement...any couple that wilderness canoe tripping can bring together must be doing something right! My wife still uses the phrase - "You are so up the Pickerel" - a reference to an ill-fated trip down the French and a difficult paddle up the Pickerel that we did 30 years ago - to describe a situation where I am deep trouble!

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PostPosted: August 30th, 2016, 10:44 am 
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Tierney,

Thank you for creating and posting your detailed and highly entertaining reports.

Now that wilderness tripping is a receding memory for me personally, stories like yours here at CCR keep the connection alive and allow me to virtually share in all the thrills and spills that were once a major part of my life outdoors.

And I want to add my congratulations to both of you on your engagement. A rigourous canoe trip (as true_north mentions above) is a useful test of character in any relationship. I'd have likely avoided a lot of turmoil had I subjected my first two wives to such a journey before popping the question.

Fortunately, the third Mrs. Frum and I both successfully passed this mutual test and have so far survived all the inevitable snags, swamps and major portages that have arisen in our route over our many years together.


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