A 5 Day Solo Camp in NONSTOP RAIN!
Hey guys thanks for tuning in I'm up north by myself I'm getting ready to venture out on a six-day solo wilderness trek I'm going to be covering 125 kilometers over the course of six days roughly 20 klicks a day some days are a little bit shorter some days a little bit longer but that's the average I'll be canoeing all day we portaging we're.
Setting up camp under a tarp I'll be fishing for trout for my dinner I'm gonna get my boat all set up for my six day trip and head on out because it is storming it's been storming all morning I have a tiny break in the weather right now but there's a today it's cold but I'm looking forward for the challenge paddling every day catching.
It's a little wet might be a little little rainy go wet today man I seen any thunder or heard any lightning or vice versa if that does happen you bet on getting off the water tucking up into the shore somewhere this portage is very small less than 200 meters so I'm not gonna single Kerry I'm.
Going to double Gary hello upside down hopefully I can fix that in post there we go come back for all my gear and then I'm gonna do some fishing I am set up for single carry but it's just not necessary right now tons of moose poop on this trail obsession with moose poop continues.
First Beaver Dam crossing I'm gonna fish here too oh it's not so dark oh right now the rain has stopped for a minute at least let's see my poor Tosh up a couple hundred meters in front of me is a 1,300 meter for Tosh one kilometer three hundred meters so it's nothing short not the longest going either but I will be.
Single carrying so I'll have to rig up my boat to carry everything at once hello can you see me oh yeah okay you guys ready for this so the way the weather is played out by two real crappy days to begin with two really nice days in the middle and two crappy days to end with so I'm fine with that those two nice things in the middle are going to.
Be glorious even more shock I'm at camp finally I couldn't film what I got here is raining I had to get stuff all squared away this fire is taking quite some time to get ready as well it's gonna be dark any minute I'm gonna cook my food on the fire tonight I have some rehydrated spaghetti got one and a half servings.
Spaghetti and want to eat it all so I just fill it up actually that's probably about perfect all that water is going to absorb and evaporate starting to feel like a human again a human being these pants are soaked I had my long johns underneath them and my rain pads over top and everything is soaked all the way through my crotch my underwear.
Everything so let me sit here try and dry up a little bit by the fire and change before it gets too dark and you eat up my homemade dehydrated spaghetti oh good that looks look how good that looks right now sitting as close to the fire I'm able to get fire warming me and driving my clothes and here you can see just how.
Much steam is coming off my pants right now I think if I sit by the fire for a while I'll be able to dry these out I'm glad I brought this sleeping bag liner this sleeping bag is a negative 1 Celsius rating and tomorrow night it's gonna get down to negative 1 so it's okay but with this extra little poly sheet in.
There I'll be golden this is a Marmot Clark quar okay all right so I want to go through my map just so I have an idea of tomorrow maybe I'll give you guys an idea of what I've done today here we are this is the Western map from Algonquin alright so today I paddled from here I put in here and paddled all the way to.
Here to the second campsite the second black campsite so I traveled that distance today and that was here that was 20 kilometers tomorrow and for the first paddle of the year tomorrow I don't have that far I think I only have 12 kilometers to go towards my shortest day so I'll be I'll be able to fish tomorrow quite a bit more so from here.
To here tomorrow is my distance so you can really see from here to here is like not even half as much as from what I did today but in this this is a meandering creeks meandering a river it just goes back and forth back forth back forth back and forth back and forth instead of going a straight line I'm literally zigzagging.
The whole way tomorrow is gonna rain again but it's okay to be a little bit colder tomorrow if I'm being totally honest with you it's warmed up right now I'm not cold at all everything's drying out I haven't switched those any clothes at all really I've just taken off a couple layers and let the fire and the air dry.
Myself myself out it looks a lot later than it is in the tarp in the camera the tarp is uh pretty light behind me here but I've got my canoe right there it's my wind block against the river I got my tarp here with the overhang this is what I'll be sleeping in for the six days I'm out here maybe different configurations but I didn't.
Bring a tent there's no need for a tent there's no bugs so yeah tarp is more versatile and I do like to use a tarp when I can morning folks I had a great night's sleep I slept for eight hours I started to thunderstorm in the middle of the night so I had to get up and set the tarp up and a little bit better configuration pull it down almost.
Like an a-frame which works fine and then what actually woke me up this morning I was laying here sleeping and I heard grunting like two big loud grunts and I didn't know what it was I whipped my head around and literally three feet from my head to baby otter we're playing with each other rolling around on the ground and grunting literally like.
Wrestling it was really really cool I unfortunately did not know what it was at first and was walking up and startled it kind of wah it scared them off but I still got to see them and it was very cool I wish I hadn't have been startled and it could watch them longer but we're so startled I don't we'll see about day two.
They should have been there I've been catching some throat there I hope I'm not going to regret letting that trope go that second stroke it's hard because like yesterday for example it was raining I knew I had to do a few more Portage's and it was small it'd have been a different story if I kept if I was able to hold on to that big first.
One I caught it it was worth portaging with or stop being cooking the small one just wasn't and I tried to catch other ones when I caught the small one to like make the meal out of it and I couldn't but if I get skunked now it's gonna be it's gonna be familiar territory I have to put in those Rapids right away should be fun.
Well that was a lot T more than I had thought a little bit tamer than I had hoped as well what's still fun nonetheless I just checked my map and seems like I'll be coming up to a campsite on my left so I think what I'm gonna do if it's not occupied is I'm going to stop for a little bit have a lunch I'm going with the current and I'm.
Really doing half of what just a little over half what I did yesterday so I'm almost done for the day I think I'm stopped at this campsite I had a glorious poop I fished have got a bunch and then I was about to eat my lunch and I said screw it I'll try again so I got a little brookie okay I ended up cutting up a little bit just so it cooked even.
But I got some fish crisp on there I'm leaving the skin on because it stroked she's hot Wow brews and lots of bends on the twists and turns and constantly rounding corners but with the current going the same way as me or I'm going the same way as the current it's fun kind of really get some momentum going.
Make up for that time that I spent to that camp I must have been in camp for an hour and a half I was a really nice spot if it wasn't so close to my previous camp where I started out today I would've liked to stay there single carry time go around a set of Rapids I went up to check if I could run them but they look way too dangerous way to.
Raging to try on my own well here it is it's a little bit different than last night's setup the ground is super uneven there's rocks everywhere but that's the case we're here I can't find one flat spot so I'm gonna have a little bit more protection from the wind and the rain with this setup the only problem is now I'm kind.
Of out in the elements for my fire tonight I do have a secondary tarp that 5x7 that I've been using for my floor that was last night I did but I could probably string that up but it is raining now I can hear it I gotta get a move on I've spent some time splitting up the driest wood that I could find baking.
Some feathers on there and also collecting damp twigs there's my birch bark not you don't need to mess around the fire steel there's no plain bushcraft out here in the rain this is real life later every time obviously if that lighter fails I do have my fire steel as a backup type to fire steel is actually a tobacco.
The birds bark man not too shabby boys and girls I'm happy with that man take about 20 20 minutes a half an hour to prepare and then less than a minute tonight and have a sustainable player I'm very happy with that one we're doing chili tonight it mix it up you know another read meal spaghetti all.
Read all the time this is a one and a half serving as well wanted to have Joe servings okay good food cheers guys Death Star I didn't see anyone today at all yesterday I saw a couple like a man and wife and then I saw solo guy at a real remote site but we didn't talk he was at.
His site I paddled by just wave he waved back I was kind of thinking I would see him today somewhere but haven't haven't seen anyone today at all all right guys it's almost nine o'clock I got nothing else to do it's raining out there so I think I'm just going to turn in nice and comfortable in my sleeping bag in here.
I got everything dry all myself all covered up myselfs all covered up couldn't make guys pray for Sun in the morning please I love a sunrise good morning well that was a cold wet night now had to have gotten down past negative one degree Celsius I had to put on all my layers inside my sleeping bag it rained.
It stormed all night I was really really really hoping to wake up to a sunrise but no such luck the wind is howling it's been still drizzly skies gray oh it was definitely cold laughs right this is ice so my tarp is way more wet than it was yesterday and it probably weighs two times you know it literally weighs two.
Times the ammonia does when it's dry lots of water weight is soaking wet my ground tarp is soaking wet as well I don't want to get all my stuff in my dry bag wet hence the dry bag so I packed a small garbage bag with me I'm just going to use it as a buffer or a liner between my wet stuff and my dry stuff I don't even.
Have to put my what's up in this just just put it as a layer in between Oh glorious Sun oh man she's out she's out boys and girls thank God finally they want to try and fish in here a little bit I couldn't fish from my boat last night because I had to use my paddles for my shelter but yeah let's get some fishing dude let's get some.
Fishing doing I've switched to a black fury number one mainly because I lost my egb I have a bigger one but I figure I'll try this guy out I did try it I was switching up all all day yesterday but no luck except for the eg bees and with sunglasses today that's not not a bad thing I was told that if it's too cold in the morning it might not be.
A good time to fish for the throat you need to wait till later on in the day and the sun's warmed up a little bit but it can't hurt you see this log jam in the middle of a river on a log standing on these floating logs I gotta get all my canoe and all my gear.
feel alive okay 90% through it it's gotta get past this one little last bit this is crazy different story early spring one more lift oh man it's rolling she's just so sketchy oh no no no.
yeah - I'm so glad I didn't have to do that in the rain oh I mean if this would've been yesterday the day before that woulda been a hundred times worse see that she's a rough one man I think I might have gone through that one with Kyle got.
Making fun of for how uncoordinated he was oh I'm super glad to have that over with I thought I was going in a couple times there we go that's not too shabby not too shabby at all thank you have you have you look inside nice and flat probably the flattest spot that I've had so far and at the back you can.
See I tucked in the corners there's only that tiny little gap at the end as opposed to an a-frame and then I can use that to lay on as well part of my ground sheet oh okay I'm uh starving and my brain is dead I could get some wood I can't see if I'm gonna frame I can't tell us too bright I got pretty lucky.
With wood collection this is a big little fat fat wood from a stump I got a bunch of them it's all red pine here I feel like ta outdoors here but I figure because I'm pretty warm because it's a nice night I think that I will eat my food cook my rice I'm just having rice tonight I was planning on having rice and fish like oh I'll cook my rice real.
Quick eat it up and then go out and fish and then if I do catch something I can I can have that fish for a later snack but yeah rice tonight anyway other than that where is my lid where's my lid so this is probably the easiest wood collection so far at this site I stopped and talked with the spoke of the gentlemen right after the nineteen.
Hundred meter portage I actually saw his bags on the trail I left my canoe there to go back to meet him up and by the time I got back he was gone he says he comes and does this trip every year or he's done a bunch years and this is the least amount of fish that he's caught trout we're talking trout I'm not going for bass or anything.
Like that so he came in on Friday I came in on Monday so he's a full three days ahead of me we came in the same spot he's doing we came accesed at the same spot he's doing two weeks and I already caught up to him but that's because he's going slow we're just two different kinds of paddlers not that one's cooler or better than the other he's taking his.
Time he's living life out here slow two weeks with dry Envy but to do my loop the one that I wanted to do to get on to get on the fish see in the rivers and get on the fish I had to do this six-day loop where I'm just putting in tons of kilometres every day I can't be gone for two weeks.
I just can't what's so hot I tried to get him to say it on film but he didn't want to be on film he says that this year is the least productive for a trout that it's been so as soon as he said that I was like oh thank god like I'm so happy to hear you say that he was saying the same thing there's just so much water so much swelling of the rivers.
That they're just not it's impossible to fish one I got the ends of the rapids the water's just rushing by the fish aren't biting it's just swollen up he says we're even too early for the lake trout he he said next week will be when the lake trout come up who knows he's just guessing obviously but he's been here if since Friday.
He has he's only caught 11 fish normally he catches like 20 fish a day but no Lakers so yeah unseasonally cold right now anyways I'm glad to hear him say that because coming from him my older dude who obviously knows what he's doing he's up for to go here for two weeks does this all the time like makes sense that what.
He says make man I can't talk guy that comes here all the time he's doing poorly at fishing so it's a little bit more of a relief knowing that I'm not just sucking horribly I'm sure that's still the case I'm only caught I caught four fish in the first two days he caught 11 since Friday so he's like three days up him he said.
Human cat can didn't didn't catch anything yesterday he was dealing with all the rain and everything - excuse me anyways who knows this is a lake now instead of the river so I'm going to fish this after I'm done eating and maybe I'll get some luck here hopefully the wind dies down - this is a peaceful night man listen no wind no.
Rain no rap heads as much as I like those Rapids man they get loud after a while especially in trying to film I'm just trolling now like a big X rap they see me trollin they eating this is what I wanted this heard that this is what I was waiting for this is the first time I can relax in three days love and life right now.
Guys you know make this better you know old trout there's something swimming I think it's a loon I can't see the Sun is so bright okay well I guess I'll check back in if I get something fingers crossed that's probably the size of fish I caught the other day.
Just in case the wind kicks up tonight just precautionary there's that fat what I was talking about got it a stump just reeks of resin so this is solid have very heavy duty very heavy just split this down do my fire going with it oh yeah you can see it don't that fatwood was really good it's going like crazy seem very orange flames.
And black smoke I got to dry out my feet oh yeah this is what I'm talking about folks this is what I've been waiting for those two first days were challenging disheartening to say the least Oh so note wrote today a little bit of an explanation why though from that guy and also it's already - Mort wrote this trip that I've caught all year last year.
And last year was the first year I had caught any trout I can catch bass and pie II can perch but they say you're not a real fisherman until you until you can catch trout so yeah tomorrow's another day 12 supposed to be a nice day by the looks of it it will be well I wanted to sleep in but there's an awesome sunrise starting to go away by the time I got.
Out of bed it was a lot more pink but very nice night in six in the morning yet what a beauty morning already that's really weird that goal was grabbing grass from the from the water and it's bill and he took it off somewhere obviously to build a nest oh I would assume to go the nest I'm nursing a goal do that before they're gonna.
Later proper fire this morning hang out here for a little bit instead of using my Bush booty stove depending if you can get dry enough twigs actually just like them break the ends no I guess you can't see that break the ends so that they're exposed and put a bunch of them together these uh down times where I start to.
Really think about the family at home I'm ones getting up and getting ready for school right now Will's getting ready for work I'm always thinking I actually say it out loud I hope you had a good day honey today is day four I'm starting to feel it I woke up this morning pretty sore I've got I don't know what I did but.
Right here on the other side on my left side something's pulled every time I cough or move a certain direction there's a guy now pulling it's a weird weird feeling the only way you can describe it as a pulling make it up a team Tim Hortons honey to you and then I shot a piece of wood underneath my lip my middle finger.
Nail yesterday and the thing it opened my fingernail up like it's there's a gap now it's super painful so I put a bandaid on that and then I got it no cut there right where I paddle away my elbow my old was jacked I noticed that last night when I was coming to the site here so nothing nothing a little work can't handle they'll get up insert paddle and.
I won't think about any of it syrup or Tosh and paddling for the day is chilly it got cold again last night actually the sun's gone it's clouding up I gotta love that man the family of looms it's all echoing on this huge lake it's glass there's no one around there's not a sound except for those.
Loans said I'm hitting it I'm hitting it oh this is why I'm here to be in the moment I'm cold but I'm not uncomfortable at all I feel very good okay this is rough the poritosh sign is way up there already went the other way because I didn't think there was any way I had to.
Paddle into this I literally have to paddle up these Rapids to get to the damn floor Taj this is gonna be rough supposed to do this another hell am I supposed to do this oh my goodness oh my goodness this is sketchy sketchy sketchy no too much that was not fun I like a.
Little excitement but holy oh my god coal man and this isn't a portage trail at all this is just somewhere that has a little bit of clearing there is a fire pit there so I assume this is I don't know man what this is but I gotta try to find my way to port Hawks trail now oh oh my god oh my god oh man oh I was too much I thought that was it.
My camera wasn't strapped in or anything my DSLR was just up there thought I was losing out I thought it was dipping for sure oh man okay now I'm second-guessing the route getting back home after I know it's not gonna be like this every spot and when it is bad like this there will be a portage but I'm just saying this is a reality check of how much how strong.
The current is because of the rains and because of all the melt just the high waters right now I gotta check things out on my map here I have to uh I'm gonna have to reroute which means a whole lot of port ocean so right now I'm here I'm supposed to go down camp around here then tomorrow come up and then I hit the Tim which is going to be flowing.
This way the Tim River flows that way and I'll have to paddle either paddle all the way down the Tim River camp on rosebery I know it the next day or half to which is up called upstream against the current or my other option is see how it is until I get to Tim all right on the Tim River until I get to the first.
Portage these are black poor Taj's which mean they're not maintained and there have been difficult so that's at 2600 95 meter and then a tiny like one-minute paddle then a 2000 meter so that's already almost five clicks and then a tiny port paddle for tiny paddle five tiny paddle one.
Twenty two thirty two rosemary but I don't have to go against the current that way but I'm portaging a whole hell of a lot in succession I'm gonna have to make that call tomorrow I don't want to do either of those things I don't mind paddling upstream but have you seen this it's like a Temagami thing you know find your floor taj make your.
Own floor Taj to find your way to the port ought to do your poor Taj seaport Taj again Joe portal oh so much for this being a short day it's almost five o'clock now I'm gonna last little pedal selector campsite I have two ducks ducks I have to pick one of the two campsites on this lake and today I'll have any energy I pushed it my elbow was gone.
Like this left elbow it's throbbing when I was power stroking like trying to get her stroke but I was trying to get up those Rapids or whatever it was just like the icing on the cake there was already sore and tender I just pulled it so it's looking more and more like morning to be doing those big long foreclosures.
Tomorrow because the thought of going upstream into the wind with this elbow I can't paddle this elbow normally like right now and this Lake it hurts it crazy I want to pop a couple of advil tonight in hopefully I'd be different the morning but anyways I'll get back out yeah when we get to I'll get back with you want to oh my goodness all.
Right we got an a-frame tarp configuration tonight fourth night fourth different tarp configuration not too bad but this one in my opinion is the most homely feeling the most tent like the most weather resistant winds died down some at least for now so I thing when I come settle here at the fire pit which is a lot nicer I'd.
Rather rather do that pretty legit fire pit with some benches for the first time so cop a squat Joe cop a squat ultra bushcraft today I I don't see any birch around and there's no real fine pine twigs or hemlock twigs so I'm just using the sawdust fire starter sometimes I like to put it on and put on before I put too much twigs in so I can tell what.
Could fit in known I mean I could just kind of slide it in now half of them follow there's that wind again Oh chilly the wind is whipping right through I got this down vest it's the same as my Mountain Hardwear down jacket the Dino film was just the best oh I'm hungry guys I'm super hungry today kicked my butt man I started at I.
Want to say before 7:00 he didn't get here till 5:30 almost 6:00 very long day everything was going really good in the beginning I was having a great day but the realization of going again against the current and against the wind now it I've gone against the current in the Tim River what I'm trying to go back up I've gone I've done it I did it last year at.
Least once probably hit it twice but neither we're in the spring and obviously abnormally high water right now even for the spring so I have some some thinking to do some decisions to make a lot of its gonna depend on how my elbow feels it's it's a it's a hinderance for sure it's a previous injury and yeah man just just aggravated.
The hell out of it on this trip I guess so even even now when I'm in camping I'm trying to I was trying to push over our tree to get some firewood any motion it's like the pushing the look right here in the elbow it's all inflamed it's really bad so I don't know if it's at all possible I know it's gonna rain tomorrow in the.
Next day it's coming in my barometers telling me it was in the forecast before I came out here and I could feel it there's something coming in I might try to make the long haul tomorrow and get out of here tomorrow I couldn't paddle the Tim River and get out tomorrow I can't I can't go my original route and go tomorrow I can.
Possibly go the portage route and get out but even that will be a killer on my elbow because at the end I have to do the Tim River regardless another stretch of it so we'll see let's play it by ear even if I get super close to the car tomorrow and then that just cuts off a bunch of time for the last day I think that'll be alright.
I just I don't really have any desire to stay two more nights in the in the rain but we'll see we'll see how she goes okay I just did the math still eaten by the way it's super delicious Martin that's one for you if I go my original way if I go my original way not up the black poor poor Taj's but instead up to Tim River against the current it's forty.
Two point three kilometers to the car which is not doable against the current like well the black poor Taj way it's 30.2 km/h thirty kilometers is doable I've done it I've done it many times the only thing is those poor Taj's are rough there's a whole lot I think that's that's the road.
I'm gonna go and I don't have to make it to the car tomorrow night you know I mean booked for another date here I can stay another day I just this weather is garbage right now and this is supposed to my second nice day so only got really got one nice day yeah if it comes in I haven't I honestly have no desire to stay with this crappy.
Weather I can't even came relax you know I mean I'm gonna go cuddle in my tarp after this Cemil cloth it's all part of it come on get down I'm just done you know to me that's what I say all the time like you done you done so regardless if I can't make it out the whole way tomorrow we'll have put a good chunk I was expecting my.
Last day to be a big 30 30 kilometer day so tomorrow might be my last day it might be but might be in my last night who knows it all depends on the weather how I'm feeling which I kind of like - its leaves it leaves it up in the open you know I mean more of an adventure I like being by myself I can make those decisions and.
Changes without having to worry about a canoe partner which is not a big deal but oh thanks for the spaghetti on you good morning it's 5:20 it rained all night long I gotta get up and have breakfast and get one but over here I got a full day this is gonna be a marathon day so I kept a large advil next to me here so I can.
Take it when I got up and it's gone I'm mostly scurrying on my head to us that I had to yell at it so I don't know if mice like Advil but this guy might I hope so because I really needed that it was my only one no I wanted to take it as soon as I got up so I could work on my elbow before I started paddling and it's nowhere to be found so I really.
Hope that frickin mouse has no pain for a while I just kept a bunch of twigs underneath here last night like I've been doing here's something I didn't read about those poor Taj's last night this is the first one that I would have to do the portage between stag Lake and Tamra are often floods in the middle until late in the season August or so so.
It's definitely flooded right now you may need to paddle through the port arse prior to August the port Hodge is also covered with numerous blowdowns making it extremely hard to follow especially going from stag lake towards the temp which I'm not doing going the other way assuming you're traveling that direction once you travel across the pond follow.
The creeks downstream pass the blowdowns up into the forest be careful not to accidentally follow the animal trail instead we all know how well I am with direction right okay in the boat 6000 not too shabby that's awesome I'm super pumped about that okay as you can tell it's raining it's a rainy day.
I assume it'll be like this all day so we're gonna make the push so today will be like a marathon oh there's the elbow she'll be like a marathon style video shooting day 5 has a very ominous feeling to it the gray of the sky the difficulty of the portage is the length of the course Amberson when you need them I found the river it's just swollen.
That extra rain last night doesn't help anything either if I stop paddling I lose momentum I start floating backwards immediately though it's a constant my elbow man aki-nee and follow my poor Tosh trails because a river so swollen I have to pass them every time I have to go farther than the takeout because if I put in I have to spot.
I get washed downriver so she's all sorts okay well that almost didn't work feels great on the elbow I can't do this anymore I have to do the pork Taj's this is just trying to get the personal whitens Oh like this it's not so bad actually.
Paddling wise it is bad for navigating but against the current it's not so bad tear this it's making me second-guess my decision once I come to that first portage I'm gonna stop there eat something looking off a bunch and heavily wave my decision because once I've done that first port tires I'm committed you don't even just know going.
Back that's the big one that's the almost three kilometer black portage so my mind's racing right now I just kind of think of the best way to do this weighing all my officers I'm gonna do it I think when a poor Tosh I'm eating my food now I'm at the poor Tosh we're just gonna haul ass it's gonna be.
Rough I had to go first with my backpack to try to find the way this trail is like barely ever used and there's a bunch of game trails around it so you gotta try to not mix them up but they did they didn't put signs on this one every so often there's a yellow sign that's a saving grace for sure but I just hiked straight up the hill back.
Down and up and again do you like to get my canoe i I can't single carry over here I can't if it oh I gotta pay attention I can't go there I can if it if it flattens out but just the I'm like up in the hardwoods like this looks like nothing you've seen the whole trip it's all been Pine and low-lying stuff I'm super hard what do you know super hard.
Woody oh I am on a canoe trip boys and girls this is what it's all about walking three kilometers up a hill in the rain so that I can avoid paddling upstream in heavy waters all right well even more adventure the trail split off there's a fork in the road I can't see a sign or a real trail and this is what I'm walking through.
So this is not really easy to navigate or carry up canoe and pack through really oh okay I see a sign I don't even know if this is the trail but I see a sign back for my backpack then make it with my backpack because I can see better well I have my backpack on instead of my canoe I can't say we'll carry this.
That's ridiculous there's no way so this is gonna become a seven kilometer Court Haj or more by the time I keep scoping things out I'm attempting it honest flat spots cross over a bunch of blowdowns and still single carrying as long as I can a-five all minutes that mention omens my spirits are unusually high which is.
Very good okay bar for the win I'm having fun that's where I know I can do this I can definitely do this it's only a day and do add a 30-kilometer net a 30-kilometer day Wow plus with all the back-and-forth but I can do it even if it takes me 12 hours I want to do it it's like a challenge now you guys see him there he goes.
See yeah I hope so first bear on a poritosh sweet I sure hope that got in the camera he took off you ran I know I know but he's scared of me he doesn't want nothing to do with me where's go but I think I have to go this way anyway so I have to scare him off yeah this is my way this is the port.
Hofstra where are ya you ran he's a big boy I'm here oh I really hope it showed up in the stupid GoPro big ol black bear alright bye he was in this like meadow right by that tree well I gotta come back through here with my gear and my boat I just want to make sure I'm aware because my boat's on.
My head I can't see much I was really cool decent-sized bear I'm gonna go make sure this is my path but at first I'm gonna grab my paddle just as a little bit of deterrent walking all I know my paddle might not be a weapon but it would it would be a deterrent for sure I just gotta make sure that this is my path looks that way but there you go.
That's your answer for all your what happens when you see a bear in the woods questions go try to find it no you just stay confident to stay authoritative I never had any kind of fear or fear on my voice I was aware of the situation and I still AM as I'm walking you know keep my head on a swivel because I don't want to startle.
Him or her I believe was ahem it was very big especially if there's babies but yeah I just keep a cool head that's only like my second or third bear in the wild that I've seen I've seen tons of bears before it is not actually in the deep wild they've always been on that garbage dumps or side of the road I'm Cooper island I saw it in the wild there.
For sure but same reaction just kind of talk to them a little bit this one this one here was a lot more scary it ran away soon I tried to go get on film me but it took off so anyways now I'm carrying my my powder constantly I'm going to go back and get my backpack now before I was carrying my paddle with my uh my boat I'm just gonna keep it on in.
Hand the whole time now just cause like if it does charge me I'm gonna like raise this above my head wave around and screamed like this guttural scream which will work part of the brunt of the portage across to get my bag I'm all little water and I've been on this trail for a couple hours now oh man I'm glad I got to see that bear I.
Was gonna say Lake I haven't seen any animals other than like little otters and maybe a Fisher done done the first portage that was the most difficult of Galkin portage I've ever done bar none it doesn't touch it Temagami poritosh but what I was rewarded with the bear and the sense of accomplishment Oh see see how long that lasts though because I.
Literally have a four-minute paddle and then I have to do it again I just did 2,600 meters I have to do 2,000 meters so it's basically the same thing in four or five minutes that took me I started at a o'clock 10:37 two and a half hours I doubled up a few times I bet you I did I don't know six.
Kilometers decided double back so much white oh and I eat a sandwich to granola bars fruit snack and drank like two liters of water our litre water so liter of Cola don't spit in that cops burger bar but yeah put in the water it's this rain is all-day rain there's no no let-up in sight I'm glad I'm doing more Portage and gonna am paddling today easy.
To see no spirits aren't that high anymore guys gonna do in Toulon beasts loaded that 2000 meter for card I single carry that 90% of it I found I guarantee nobody's been on that trail this year that's a very rarely used trail and there's no footprints on it I saw footprints on every other trail portage except for.
This one and then along before the big ones I found that in the mud on the way I don't know what kind of booze it is but it's still sealed those attached to something else I'm keeping this thing as a souvenir I'm not drinking it I'm gonna keep it as a souvenir that's gonna go on my freakin camping room sorry folks.
As a reminder okay I gotta go I think I'm done the big port Hodges now what time is it I started that one at 11:00 1222 so much better timing on that one it was shorter but it didn't take me almost anyways now we're good to go I got like a 400 and a couple other ones to do what I can single carry all those but there is still a ton of paddling to.
Do today I had 30 kilometers today and all I've really done is like since so far in distance wise I have delayed until like I have to turn the camera on in a while it's 2 o'clock now which means I've been going for 8 hours I started at 6:00 this morning I think I have a 14-hour day ahead of me I'm making some crazy progress right now not.
14 more hours a 14-hour day total so eight hours another six hours I love that I make crazy good Frost progress flying through these 504 cottages all black for charges which means you're not mean like it's nothing 500 meters in 15 minutes tops so the progress what might kill me is I'm gonna get onto a long lake and I think the way.
Erections miss screwy but really happy with my progress I've been living off of Turkey and M&M peanuts I'm eating in the boat drinking filling up water in the boat and I'm just stopping to pee in every the wind is blowing in my favorite I got people at a campsite and I asked them if.
They had any idea how far how long it would take to get to the access point where I put in and they said about four hours so that's good I'm not sure if they realize about the current when I started paddling away they said at that speed three hours that's a good sign it's almost three o'clock now so I'm making yeah it's 2:15 so if that's true.
Pull that pans out myself too like that shattering all the steak if that's true if I can get out that quick go to a freakin steak house get a beer and we go oh man that lifted my spirits quite a bit I thought I still had another five I guess it's only an hour difference we shall continue I am soaked to the bone everything.
And I'm being very very chilled with anyways just keep going pushing on and my body's warm enough I'm just accessing the Tim River now I'm Roseberry pass out lake so for all my map it says I have 11 kilometers to go so see how far or how long that takes upstream now I feel like I made the.
Right call changing my route I'm doing the portaging instead of paddling the whole day I literally port eyes for most of the day and stave my elbow a little bit and I was with the win for 90% of it which was a huge help of the paddling so yeah anyways now that I'm on the Tim River going upstream I'm still with the.
Wind which is helping yeah so I'm still going with the wind against the current and the wind is relatively strong so it is helping it's a bonus for sure so for the course of this trip and any other trip I'm by myself my head in my head I constantly sing songs like I can't turn it off almost a it kind of gets it what does get very.
Annoying after a while but the longest time I had this stupid three-day song I'm still breathing I hate that song but for the half the freakin trip I have in with it now you know what you might hit I haven't heard this in forever I have no idea why that got into my head maybe because I was thinking of one warm places but like.
What is it the Beach Boys is that the Beach Boys I'd like to know about the Beach Boys that is what getting up at six o'clock in the morning I have eaten every single piece of food that I've brought that I don't have to cook I've eaten it all today burn too.
Much too much the water in here even looks higher than it did five days ago when I came in this is the same river I accessed from office in going out the same way but yeah it's like flooded completely oh man I remember coming here in the summer there's defined waterways now it's just like water everywhere with a little bit.
Of plants blocking it soupy soupy guys do you remember obviously the deep Letterman Show The Late Show with David Letterman whatever it's called Paul Shaffer Paul Shaffer remembered shape.
Nothing save you still paddling hours later oh I really wanted to show you my elation of getting to the car I gotta put this down I'm shaking too much my elation of getting to the car my my SD card got full of my my GoPro as I was approaching its can you see that ten after six ten after six.
I started at six a.m. that's a 12-hour day that was full twelve that was no stopping I ate and drank and everything in the boat I only stopped to pee my elbow was jacked I legit have to go to the doctors and get x-rays done about it I'm shivering I got changed I got the route car on the roof I gotta I gotta make a call to Sean.
And try to get to his house cuz I can't drive home today I'm freaking done let me uh I'm fogging up here listen guys I had a good time I'm going to huh get out I it was a rough trip I wish a lot of things went differently too much rain not enough fish too much water if I.
Could sum the whole trip up with one word the word would be wet wet oh I hope you guys enjoyed this this is gonna be some type beef one I'm gonna look back at this and be like wow I did something crazy I think I'm gonna do a follow-up video because I have a lot of things I want to say but I'm done I'm done right now thank you very much for watching.
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