Trip 1:  4-Day Brightsand Circuit

Outpost - up Allanwater River -Seseganaga Lake - Antler Lake - Brightsand River - Outpost

Trip 2:  26-Day Ogoki-Kopka

Allanwater River - Wabakimi Lake - Ogoki River - Kenoji Lake - Palisades River - Grayson River - Whitewater Lake - McKinley Lake - Smoothrock Lake - Boiling Sand River - Collins Lake - Boulder Lake - Kopka River - Obonga Lake - Armstrong via road - Allanwater via rail - Outpost

                                                                                                                                                   Photo: Joe Malcoun

Section in front of the fireplace at Wendell Beckwith's homestead* on Whitewater Lake. Left to right: Matt Middleton, Forrest Graham, Sam Peeples, Frank Wood, Clayton Dinkins, Allen Tate, Daunte Rau, Max Scoll. Missing: Matt Busenhart (staff), Joe Malcoun (guide).



* Hermit of Whitewater Lake: Wendell Beckwith was a reclusive American inventor who built himself three cabins on Best Island, Whitewater Lake, including the round, log "snail" cabin. He moved there in 1969 where he died in 1980, while working on various studies of gravity, astronomy and human migration. Beckwith seemed to always have been in a fight with someone. He fought with Canadian immigration authorities over his legal status and with Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources over his squatting. In his last years, Outward Bound staff at the base camp on Black Sturgeon Lake befriended him and canoe trips would bring him food and supplies after he became ill.

CONTRIBUTORS:        Joe Malcoun


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