- 所在地: BOSTON
- 所在地: BOSTON
- 所在地: BOSTON
- 所在地: BOSTON
- 所在地: BOSTONhttp://www.camping.com/community/camp-styles/1310
From the mighty Mississippi to small, rippling creeks that scatter past rocks with a spray of white, waterways carry a touch of magic. Rivers have their own pulse – and a life cycle, swelling in the spring and shrinking with the heat of summer. And they're also the source of life. River ecosystems support fish, water birds, insects, and frogs. They draw a range of mammals to their banks, from deer and bears to muskrats and river otters. With all this activity, it's no wonder we're drawn to river camping!
Not only are rivers easy to find – they're on every continent except Antarctica – but they're also tremendously varied. You can camp beside broad rivers like the wide Missouri, by twisting ones like the Snake, or by gurgling mountain streams. Rivers can be deep enough for shipping or shallow enough to wade across. There are white-water rivers that race by and quiet-moving ones with shallow bends where dragonflies like to play.
Part of the draw of river camping is the activity it provides. A river is the ultimate playground. You and your family can spend hours wading through the water or inner tubing downstream on a hot summer's day. Fishing is an eternally popular river sport. Some rivers support white-water rafting with raft guides, while others are quiet enough to kayak or boat on your own. Rivers are also fabulous places to watch for wildlife. Hawks, eagles, and other large raptors perch in trees above rivers. Fish swim and jump through river waters. And the insect population draws groups of birds and bats. If you go river camping this June, be sure to bring your guide books and binoculars!
If you're likely to be playing on your river, you might want to bring a pair of old tennis shoes to wear into the water. Underwater rocks and snags can be painful, especially when your feet are already chilled by river water – shoes can protect your skin. If your hands are prone to drying and cracking, you might wear gloves if you're likely to be getting your hands wet.
If you're having a problem with mosquitoes and bugs, you can drive them off with a smoky fire (if fires are permitted at your campsite), citronella candles, or mosquito repellant. It's important to take pains to keep your campsite dry, especially if you're tent camping. Be sure to use a durable tarp under your tent and a rain fly that's in good working condition. And if you'll be wading in the river, of course you'll want to have several pairs of dry socks.
As always, you'll want to wear sunscreen when you're river camping, and be sure to drink plenty of clean water. With the cool river water below you, it's easy to sweat more than you realize, especially in the sunny month of June. So don't forget to drink those fluids!
Rivers have a poetry all their own. With their constant motion and symphony of sounds, they add their soothing rhythm to your camping experience. This summer, as you camp, take a moment to appreciate your river and its unique, wild magic.
- 所在地: BOSTONhttp://www.canoemaine.com/trips_camping.html
this shows what Maine has but mostly we can't start to do it until next summer.
Moose River Bow Trip would be our choice this time. Not many rapids but more wilderness.
好象所有的WILDERNESS TRIP都不近, 和DEAD R附近或更远位置, 但在老美里很出名.
过几年我们的目标是玩几个加拿大的WILDERNESS R, 其中可能有YUKON R 和 SOUTH Nahanni River(就象是CANOEING里的八千米的山).
- 所在地: BOSTONCanada's Nahanni River---漂流人的梦想
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A cold, gray dawn greets me as I crawl reluctantly out of my tent. It poured rain all last night and this cold Arctic front, with it's low cloud ceiling, doesn't help the growing sense of apprehension gnawing at my gut. After weeks of preparation and a 2000 km drive, I stand on the threshhold of realizing a longstanding dream: paddling the Nahanni river solo.
The pilot's arrival at the float plane base at Watson lake sends me into a flurry of activity. We silently load his Cessna 185 with my 125lbs of gear and lash my 16 ft Royalex canoe to one of the plane's pontoons ready for takeoff. Our destination is the Moose Ponds, the headwaters of the South Nahanni river. From the ponds near the Yukon border, the South Nahanni flows eastward through the Northwest Territories to the Liard river 600 kms downstream.
Dark, billowing storm clouds rush down to meet us as the plane takes off from Watson lake. As we glide over this vast expanse of boreal forest with its stunted trees and endless marshland, my anxiety turns to worry- "Maybe I should have taken a personal locator beacon along after all". I obsessively go over the gear, afraid that I've forgotten a critical piece of equipment. Finally, my spirits flagging, I resort to questioning the soundness of doing such an isolated trip solo.
A thin blue line appears on the distant horizon. As the plane drones northwest towards our destination, the dark storm clouds recede to reveal a cloudless blue sky beyond. By the time we make our final approach around Mt Wilson, standing like a lone sentinel over the ponds, the green marshland below is bathed in warm sunlight and all fears and doubts fall away. I make a mental note to remain aware, in the weeks to come, of the profound effect the weather has on my state of mind.
We land on the upper pond as two trumpeter swans, spooked by the arriving aircraft, take off in slow motion grace. Their gleaming white wings contrast sharply against the lush green vegetation. The pilot quickly helps me unload the canoe and gear and within minutes I am alone, watching the plane disappear over the horizon.
"I'm committed". The words resonate in my head as the silence of the immense landscape envelopes me. The only way out is a 600 km paddle down one of North America's greatest rivers. I have been dreaming about this trip for years and now here, on the brink of fulfilling my dream, the prospect is at once exciting and frightening.
The next day I set out in the chilly morning air under clear blue skies. A good omen. The creek leading out of the ponds is barely a trickle here and I push and pull my canoe through a half day of narrow meanders. It is difficult to imagine the mighty Nahanni having such a humble beginning but I appreciate the gentleness of its waters as it eases me slowly towards the bigger white water that lies ahead.
Getting there: The most practical entry point for the South Nahanni river is via Fort Simpson in the Northwest Territories. By road: there are two possible routes to follow. Whichever route you choose, expect two long days driving from major centres of population. The Alaska Highway (Hwy 97), accessible from Calgary/Edmonton, Vancouver, Prince George, Whitehorse and Fairbanks, accesses Fort Nelson. To get to Fort Simpson, turn off just west of Fort Nelson and take the Liard Highway (#77 in BC, #7 in NWT). By air: If you are flying into Canada from the US or from overseas, you will most likely arrive at Vancouver, British Columbia or Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta. From these cities Air Canada and Canadian Airlines both fly to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. From Yellowknife, NWT Air flies regularly scheduled service to Fort Simpson. From Fort Simpson, there are a number of air charter companies to choose from that will fly you to your departure point on the river.
For more information: Reservation and registration is required to paddle the South Nahanni river. Contact the Nahanni National Park Reserve at (403) 695-3151 for up-to-date information about the river and the requirements that apply to a river trip in the park. The Park office also has the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the air charter companies operating out of Fort Simpson.
The "Rock Gardens" as it is commonly called, is a 50 km stretch of continuous class II and III+ whitewater that usually takes between 4 to 5 days to complete. This section of the river is strewn with large boulders and gravel bars. I have little difficulty running the rapids in my skirted canoe but nevertheless spend an inordinate amount of time bailing the water that insists on finding it's way in. Numerous adjustments to the spray skirt are to no avail and finally, at the end of the second day, I am forced to investigate . After removing the floatation bag from the bow, I stare down in disbelief at an ugly 40 cm gash right through the nose and skid plate! In my determination to paddle the Nahanni this year, I foolishly bought the used canoe, sight unseen, and the purchase has proved to be a very poor investment indeed. I spend the next 24 hrs making a major epoxy/kevlar repair, all the while praying that I will not be left up the proverbial creek without a canoe! A short test paddle the next day shows the repair to be holding well and I resume paddling in a much drier boat.
I have now been paddling for 9 days without any sign of human presence. The days melt into one another and I rapidly lose track of time, a phenomenon accentuated by the 24 hr daylight which prevails at this time of year. As I paddle quietly along every day, my mind, unaccustomed to the silence grasps obsessively at images and thoughts in an attempt to anchor itself. People's faces pop into my mind unexpectedly and I experience them more as a ghostly presence than a memory. For a split second, they are a part of me. I also catch myself singing the same verse from a song over and over. And why I am I counting paddle strokes?
- 所在地: boston
- 所在地: BOSTON
kurtyang 写到: constrictionguy 写到: 看录像水不是很大,但是照片照的非常好,录像制作水平高
kurtyang 写到: 谢谢二姐谢谢MIKE, 明年的DEAD RIVER 争取邀请你们(东部最过隐的RAPIDS)
水位是1100, 和你们第一次去差不多, 但比第二次小.
劳动节我们还是去ZOAR GAP, 结束后再去MONGAUP(NY), 附近只有这俩个放水.
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