Barefoot Portage September 25th 2007 Tuesday, September 25th, 2007. Chamberlain Lake, Maine. To avoid paddling in heavy winds, Darrin rose before dawn and began the day’s paddle in the dark. He set out across Chamberlain Lake, and felt fortunate to view a molten copper sunrise on the water before the sky became a continuous sheet of clouds. His first portage was Tram Portage, and getting to it proved to be much like the Mud Po ... read more
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Darrin L. Kimbler solo thru-paddled the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT), an historic water trail through the forests of New York, Vermont, Quebec, New Hampshire, and Maine. His journey was completed over 50 days, from August 12 - October 1, 2007. The water trail was officially established in September 2006; and Darrin was one of the first fifteen people to complete a thru-paddle. For more information on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, see www.northernforestcanoetrail.org.
Darrin didn't spend much time behind a computer while en route, so I kept this third-person narrative f... full info