It was a drizzly and wet day as we slowly said good by to the awesome wilderness we came across. As we were loading the canoe, I went through a few steps on how I pack my shotgun so it doesn’t in up soaking wet and sunk. And, I explain how I safely leave it at the ready. Then, Tori Buck and I run a long “pushy” stretch of class I & II rapids that lead to a massive 150′ waterfall. We had to be carful as we ran the rapids, and keep a keen eye on our location to make sure e weren’t nearing the falls. We had to execute a front ferry when we were about 200meters from the falls as we found no portage trail on the side of the river we were on. It turned out, there’s no trail on the other side either. Back in the 1940s and before, when the natives used to travel the river, they bypassed this whole section via a 10km long portage that begins near the cabin we stayed in.
Morning of day four today. We have about ten kilometers before we hit the waterfall our First real portage of the trip now. There's an old Montague nate a new roof that goes from Lac mark on to the coast but looking at the maps it seems impossible And if you realize how tough the portaging is from black mark on and that they did that instead of the route we're going on you really question what the hell, we're getting ourselves into One of the things that's good to bring when you're Gonna middle the bush I like to bring a shotgun because it's very versatile I have a homemade dry bag here and I melted it together and made a roll top with Velcro and that I put inside my Floating gun case that'll keep your gun above water. Which is always good, and it'll also keep it dry even if it's submersed for a decent period of time, so these are high-velocity Rifled slugs one big hunk of lead now. It's not very accurate but from close distance This is probably the best thing to use against a bear that if it charges you Which is very unlikely by the way you want to be safe with it? Or this is potentially more dangerous than a bear so let me show you how what I do, okay? I put one in the chamber I Close the action part way - in the magazine So that way if I want to use the gun it's two steps closed the options safety off and boom fire And that's how I leave it in my tent at night. That's how I leave it inside My gun case during the day and this I just clipped to the fourth of the canoes All right Let's get out there and freaking bomb some rapids and portage endlessly in a hammering rain and black flies Now we've come up to an unmarked rapid here under the task wand east branch. I look at the map No contour lines crossing it But you know down river a little bit from this is a waterfall and about a three or four kilometer rapid So we just want to make sure we're not there So I'm just going to double check so no mark rapids making sure that we're not coming up to this waterfall So let's run this thing Tory and I just bought almost two kilometres actually three of continuous class one and twos Terrifying lafont bucks stood on the boat the entire time let's calm our camera dog only terrified But the scary part is that this just keeps pushing to a waterfall so you got to stay on your toes look look at the side without any over there vapor say So as we pulled up in an Eddy maybe about 200 meters above the falls We have no idea where these ancient montag make a new portage trails are that's the only thing I can see there So what we're going to have to do is ferry across the river Pretty much at the Brink of a waterfall that Guaranteed that you go over that thing So you point your bow up river you paddle forward hard you point your bow? Towards the side of the bank that you want to go on and that side wall should move you Directly sideways across the river one of the biggest things is how to ferry could save your life after a successfully front fairing over On top of the falls we found absolutely no trail I waited and lined the boat up to the last Eddy before the draw and now I'm just getting hammered with black flies I got to get my bug shirt on immediately here Oh my God. Thank you. This is a great bug jacket It's made by the original bug shirt company to both the best bug shirt you could possibly buy I've had mine on all day neverending at least a mile long portage Absolutely, no trail. I'm going to mark a waypoint on our exact location here And it will show a straight line of how to get back to our stuff So no looking for our crap while we're getting hammered by black flies One of the most horrific Portage's ever we did it you have any words tory? To cap off this horrible thing we have to camp in it the pretty much the worst possible spot on the map it shows three kilometers of continuous rapids after this in a canyon And there's nowhere to camp for at least another kilometer and a half two kilometers which means we'd be paddling in the dark It's not the time to push on stay safe out there on the river people you