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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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First paddle and pole of the year

Had our first paddle of the year yesterday on Francois Lk.
A 20-30km section of the East end of the lake never froze this year.
The weather was finally warm enough so we went for a sunny paddle.
We enjoyed a lunch on the beach and practiced making fires with a Light My Fire firesteel.



Annamarie's been cooped for a long winter.



Headed out today for my second pole of the year.
My brother Dave joined me for a trip on the Stellako river. It flows from Francois Lk. to Fraser Lk.
We made it up about 3kms.
I'm learning and liking it more each trip. It's definitely a neat way to enjoy a canoe.

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Nice one, good to see you getting out canoeing already.
What are the bones from, any idea?
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I'm gonna guess the pelvic bone of a deer.

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Looks like a fun area for paddling! All you need is a steep snowy bank near the water so you can ride the canoe down and into the water. Just like tobogganing onto a frozen lake; except the lake isn't frozen and the toboggan floats!
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I'm intrigued by this poling technique. I might have to give that a shot this year.

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I'm gonna guess the pelvic bone of a deer.

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I've seen once the scapula [front shoulder bone] of a moose converted into a rough canoe paddle.
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Cool. Nice to know for the next time I'm in the Fraser Lk area...
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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Hey Steventy, give it a shot. You'll like it.
Here's a link to a inexpensive pole to make.

http://www.brockeng.com/AmusingRaven/pole.htm

Cambium, now I think this was a moose because there was a large paddle shaped bone there. We commented on how it could easily be fashioned into a paddle. It was perfectly shaped.
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