- Sep 30, 2014
Stopping here to introduce myself. I'm a relatively new lover of paddling, having visited Algonquin Park annually with experienced friends since 2008, and taken some moving water training (to level 3) this summer, which greatly increased my paddling skills. I'm feeling more confident about both my paddling and camping skills and would like to do a solo trip for solitude and retreat, not to mention intimacy with nature. I'm here for advice regarding a lightweight, portagable canoe for a female. I carried the 57lb Mad river tandem on our last trip (a few weeks ago) over @6900 meters of portages, but I needed help getting it up. At the take-out I encountered a woman putting in who had built her own solo cedar strip in the 40 pound range. That idea has captivated me. Looking forward to looking around the boards here and sharing.