Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 19, August 29, 2012 - Dalton Schaller

This morning like any other morning I woke up and started packing to leave for another campsite. However, on this morning a couple of new things happened. The first thing was that we all heard a pack of wolves howling around 8 o’clock. That was really neat. It made it all the more special when Jeff said that they don’t get to experience that very often on these trips. The second relatively new thing that happened this morning was that we were ready to leave on time for the second morning in a row. I feel really good that the group is doing so well in the mornings. After a quick double check of bearings we were on our way towards the Missinaibi campgrounds. We didn’t have it so easy paddling today though. Instead of having an easy and calm 7 mile paddle, we had to deal with some pretty good sized waves the whole way there. Along the way there were a few conflicts and some pointers and lessons from Jeff. After a small paddle we arrived at the campground and portaged out stuff from the beach to the campsites. At the campsite we ate lunch and then while the LOW’s headed towards the ranger station and a well needed garbage disposal. Everyone else went to the beach for some fun and relaxation. Next, we met up and had a couple of lessons from Jeff before dinner. After dinner was a debrief where a few people vented their frustrations and we all worked it out. Then came the monkey hat nominations and I got it because it was believed that I would never get it otherwise. O well. I will still wear it with pride. Finally, we ended the day with popcorn and a brief. Now it is time for me to go to bed and rest up tor the long day ahead. -Dalton Schaller

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