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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2016, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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I'm heading into Bowron lake on Sept. 8th with my partner and a tandem kayak. Does anyone have any words of wisdom for me.
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Take sunscreen. Worst sunburn I ever had was paddling the bowron lakes.
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Maybe too late, but I've heard a canoe is much preferable for the circuit
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How's your portaging? Unless you can reply "regularly practiced" it'll be worth it to test and refine your system before you go. The portages often feature as the worst part of the trip, with tears and later-regretted words in some cases!
Remember there's a 60 lb weight limit for extra gear on a cart, often some has to go into packs.
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The Bowron's are great. Here's a trip report that I did a few years ago.

http://www.westcoastpaddler.com/gall...s.php?album=81
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What a great trip report Westcoast paddler. Thanks everyone else for the advice. I realize a canoe might be a better choice but I still like my necky amurk tandem kayak best. We're backpackers so we stick with the same gear when paddling. Our backpacks usually weigh around 60 lbs combined so we don't have to carry much when portaging.
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