Both trips left the island about 9:30 am to paddle to the mainland base. Two trips – mine with 5 canoes and Wellington had 6 canoes. Everything was loaded and we on the road at about 10:30. We proceeded to the Warroad border crossing, got gun permits ($25 ea), and proceeded with no problems. Continued to Southern Indian Lake via Winnipeg and Thompson. The only problems were a dead battery the bus at the first fuel stop followed by a jump and an exploding spray paint can in the luggage compartment.
Quetico 1980--The 40 portage-have a smoke-Darky River Route
Another year has passed. There are now two paddles standing in the library and old number six is in the lodge. The spirit of accomplishment and the faces of the men and boys remain in my mind’s eye. And Quetico is the best.