Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 19, September 3, 2009 Portage and Canoe

Thursday, September 3, 2009, Day 19,
Today we woke up getting a beloved hour longer sleep than we had gotten the previous few days. I crawled out of my tent at 7:30 a.m. to pack my things up and help take the tent down, soaking wet from dew, and put it away. We made hot drinks to get our blood flowing and wake us up for our paddling trip that lie before us. The trip itself was not a great deal of mileage but we had a portage to look forward to. The portage went swell especially with a rare yet highly welcomed sign relaying the message of it being just that. However before that the group had very productive discussions while breaking and we strive to find a way to safely and happily stay close as a group while traveling along the great Missinaibi.
After we completed the portage we paddled onward to find our camping destination. We went to one, two, and then three campsites with potential before once again we were blessed with another rare sign indicating a campsite was in front of us. After an hour to eat lunch and set up camp Jeff taught us conflict resolution which was very entertaining and beneficial to the group at this point in time. We then took a short break and finished up debrief of which I got to close out since I excitedly prepare to be the leader of the day tomorrow.
After debrief we began to cook dinner and ate, every group seemed to have great meals. Then the weatherman, Nate, called for rain. We all rushed to set up tarps and tent flys. And now I find myself writing this in the tent preparing for SLEEP!
By Shane Johnson

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