Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Lower Wanapitei River, Solo - 2004

It was mid-September and the weather was almost into full summer conditions, daytime temps in the low 20's and the area was under a huge high pressure ridge which promised good weather for the next 3-5 days. I was days off for the next 6 days, what to do? This was a great chance to get away for a few days with one of the dogs canoeing. I decided to canoe down the bottom section of the Wanapitei River from the Killarney highway to Hartley Bay on the French River.

I threw together my kit, tied the canoe on the roof and my wife Janet dropped Sasha and I off just south of the highway at the put in. With the gorgeous weather and time off we arranged for Jan to pick us up 3 days later at the Hartley bay marina in mid afternoon. This is not a long route, approx. 33 kms but I was in no rush and looking forward to 3 relaxing days. Here is a link to the route description in the route data base on the Canadian Canoe Routes website.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Sid, I’m looking for some information on canoeing the lower Wannepetei (south of hwy 69) but the link to ccr isn’t working. Do you have any advice on where to obtain route information?