GET WRINKLES OUT OF SOUL by Joanie McGuffin
A Grey Owl Paddling Adventure
7 day lodge and camping package with Smoothwater Outfitters & Ecolodge
PADDLE IN ONE OF THE PLANET'S MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACES
Lose yourself in the ancient beauty of Temagami where the trees are so large it takes two people to hug them.
Temagami, also known as Grey Owl Country, boasts a vast system of canoe routes.
One particular favourite of ours is the three-day adventure through the Wakimika Triangle. It is one of the planet's most beautiful places. Rock ridges and cliffs, majestic white pine, clear-water swimming, and gorgeous sunset campsites. Evidence of the age and permanence of the land and the people is everywhere. Millions of years held in rocks and stories and trees.
This canoe route lying north of Lake Temagami connects three lakes; Diamond, Wakimika and Obabika. It includes the easy, winding Wakimika River and a couple of portages. A fly-in adventure is worth the price affording you the most impressive views.
There's a part day's adventure to a very special pictograph site, Diamond Lake's North Arm. Paddle in to the white rock wall with its clear-to-see lines, circles and arrows. These symbols are found on many rock art canvases throughout the region.
Following the shoreline south and west we explore islands, pick blueberries and swim in the warm waters.