September 28, 2019 All Day
Come explore the rugged shorelines of two pristine lakes nestled among red granite ridges up to 30m high, marred by only 6 waterfront mansions. For a change, we shall skip Loyst Lake and paddle all the way around Puzzle Lake. Leisurely paddlers can keep pace with the fleet by shortcutting across any of several narrow bays. To ease congestion at the Gull-to-Puzzle portage, experienced paddlers will be urged not to wait until everybody has launched at the Gull-Creek put-in. Early portagers can explore the south bay of Puzzle Lake before we convene the whole fleet near the mouth of this bay.
Distance: 10-17km full day paddle. Intermediate Level. Portage: 300m round-trip, steep near the middle and both ends. No shuttle; no zebra-mussels. Due to limited parking, participation will be limited to 20. (Disappointed paddlers may be able to enjoy Susan’s paddle on Sunday.) Call Dugald 613-542-8628.