Ideas for longish trip?
Posted by: old_user on Feb-19-12 7:13 PM (EST)
Hi all. I have a six week sabatical that I need to schedule. I'm brainstorming ideas and trying to decide what I'd like to do. One of the options is a long paddle trip. Growing up in Pgh, as a kid I always thought it would be fun to paddle from there to the gulf. I'm not sure what that kind of trip would entail. Other than that, I'd like a more secluded paddle, w/o whitewater. I live in San Diego now. Ideas for a solo trip 2-6 weeks paddling and camping?
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Not sure what Pgh is.......|
Posted by: chodups on Feb-19-12 7:36 PM (EST)
....does it have to be south? Have you considered paddling in BC?
Pgh = Pittsburgh, PA|
Posted by: old_user on Feb-20-12 10:01 AM (EST)
Sorry, Pgh = Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It doesn't have to be down South but I do want to avoid whitewater.
The inner passage to Alaska|
Posted by: jackl on Feb-20-12 6:01 AM (EST)
The "Bride" and I have done portions of it, and it is on our bucket list.
Lots in Alaska|
Posted by: kayamedic on Feb-20-12 11:49 AM (EST)
Noatak is relatively benign
ft benton to.ft. yates montana-s dakota|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Feb-21-12 12:56 PM (EST)
Some of.the most.beautiful flat water in the usa. See missour Mississippi thread now on expedition page.
Posted by: SuperTroll on Feb-21-12 3:15 PM (EST)
Are you looking for an arctic trip or|
Posted by: rpg51 on Feb-21-12 10:06 PM (EST)
something in the US?
hows this for pics|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Feb-22-12 10:02 PM (EST)
here....plenty of great views
google images here|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Feb-22-12 10:06 PM (EST)
sorry google images wont let me cut and paste link....so
Prince Rupert to Port Hardy|
Posted by: chodups on Feb-23-12 8:18 PM (EST)
East arm of Great Slave Lake|
Posted by: Northyak on Mar-30-12 1:53 PM (EST)
This area is an amazing archipelago. Have a google, and you will see what I mean. Can stage from Hay River or Yellowknife with a boat ride to get you to the start at the Simpson islands.
I've heard wonderful|
Posted by: rpg51 on Mar-30-12 10:45 PM (EST)
things about the East Arm. Yellowknife locals use that area quite a bit for inexpensive and beautiful remote trips.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Apr-05-12 7:17 PM (EST)
is highly recommended. Start at Whitehorse and choose trips of 190 miles, 430 miles, or 1000 miles as the most reasonable endpoints. Constant current (except for 30 mile Lake Laberge) of 3-6 mph. No white water, but one section of large standing waves that you can safely traverse in about 10 seconds. Check out the outfitter for more information and advice at: http://www.kanoepeople.com/
Except the two shorter trips wont last |
Posted by: kayamedic on Apr-06-12 2:26 PM (EST)
more than two weeks. We are doing Whitehorse to Dawson and will have to take some layover days to fill two weeks.
Spending 2 weeks...|
Posted by: yknpdlr on Apr-06-12 4:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: durangoski on Apr-23-12 1:12 AM (EST)
Look into the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.