This is the way portaging outta be. Believe it or not, this picture was taken just a few hours after I did the 9 times over Sleight of Hand Portage from Kishkutena Lake to Slender.
Rick and Mel operate the trolley that portages boats, including canoes, between Weld and Burditt Lakes. To say I had an easy time of it would be the understatement of understatements. I didn’t even have to get out of the boat.
They signed Kai Nani and plied me with my one of my true weaknesses – Coke. Jet fuel for paddlers and a fine brown wine that goes well with any dish. Best served chilled but very nearly as good warm.
I hope to repay the favour later this year when they get to BC on their own adventure.