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Old 02-19-2021, 08:10 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by montcalm View Post
I think part of the issue for a lot of people not gravitating toward the long route are the portages, and the amount of gear (food) you need to carry to complete.
I was definitely feeling it by the end of the two longer portages (Rock Pond to Hardigan Pond and the Headwaters Carry).

I would agree that the route is easily doable in 5-6 days by someone with a lightweight solo canoe. Little Tupper to Lila in a day was a long day (although I did also spend more time poking around than necessary). But I did also take my time along other portions of the trip- including only traversing from Grass Pond to Big Deer Pond on one day, and spending 4 days/3 nights on the Oswegatchie River. My pace overall was definitely a "leisurely" one.
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