Today's marked portage was at the end of Cass Lake, a recreational lake, and its Knutson's Dam a recreational dam. It turned out to be open and safe to shoot, saving me a 300 yard portage! This inspired a code for my portage page, OOO, for Open, 0 foot drop, and 0 issues.
What's a portage page? There are a lot of portages and to keep my spirits up I made a list of them in the back of my notebook, writing little codes next to each one; the final key becoming as follows:
- xT: x number of Trips
- xE: x number of Eggs
- xP: x number of People seen
- SG: Slid canoe on Grass
- DF: saw a Dead Fish
- OOO: Open 0 foot drop 0 issues
- S: Scouted ahead
- BP: lifted boat with Bungeed Paddles
- FLH: Felt Like Hell
- FC: Found Crack
- GP: Gouged Pavement?
- RR: Rest Room
- RN: ReNamed?
- xH: x # people Helped
Day 124 ended: a little spot of sand half covered in snail shells on the shore of Winnibigoshish, a mile north of the river.
I am betting strongly on no significant rain or wind tonight. All my stuff is close together very close to the shore, with the intent that I can get going very early in the morning. I hope this bet pays off.