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Machias River canoe trip, “Pole, paddle and portage”

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How did he get the sequence going down the pitch? Go Pro on a pole! Early season too I see. Tents optional! Note the bellows.. very useful and cheap.

Nice sculling/back paddle to get lined up for the rips too.

A little more intense than I can do now.. But I see they had spotters at each crucial hitch.
Note the tump.. Its in the right place.

Very nicely done.
 
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Looks like a nice section of river, just like I like it, mixe of flat and small rapids just to keep you interested!!
 
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I want to do this trip. I was looking at the route on my gazetteer and it looks like there are a number of roads you can use to adjust the length of the trip.
 
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Yes, it's a great route and not very high traffic. It's best done in the spring because the water gets pretty low in the summer. I did it from Fourth Machias Lake to the coast in May of 2014, and have some notes and photos if they would be helpful. I highly recommend the AMC Maine Rivers guide.
 
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