Archives for posts with tag: West Penobscot River

This was Canoe the Wild’s 4th Allagash canoe trip this August. Beginning on Churchill Lake skipping the larger headwater lakes. We experienced rain, sun, thunder showers, listened to loons, watched an early morning moose feeding and viewed the night sky without light pollution!¬† We had first timers and Roy who did the trip 4 times (over 45 years ago) with the St. Croix Voyagers as a young teen. Back then he paddled the Allagash in a wood canvas canoe, slept in a canvas tent and nobody wore life jackets! Times sure have changed! St. Croix Voyager Groups would often get to the Allagash by paddling up Moosehead Lake from Greenville, portage into the West Branch of the Penobscot River via the Northeast Carry which is the route of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, paddle up Umbazooksus Stream and portage gear and canoes via the Mud Pond Carry (1.7 mile) over to Mud Pond then into Chamberlain Lake. On some trips they paddled and dragged upstream to Coucmogomoc Lake on their way to Allagash Lake then down Allagash Stream to Chamberlain Lake. It was an all summer affair! Check out our 2020 schedule¬† for Allagash canoe trips, 4 to 7 days in duration:¬†https://canoethewild.com/2020-schedule/

Registered Maine guides Tammi Matula and Lauren Jacobs retraced Lauren’s great grandfather’s canoe route taken in 1915. Beginning at Northeast Carry including a round trip hike up Katahdin from Abol Bridge campground and back ending on Millinocket Lake. Up next, the NE Mistissibi River canoe trip in Quebec Canada, 12 days of whitewater!