Wallenpaupack Canoe Trip (Eddie Kay)

May 24, 2016

     In 1948 (I believe) l was 14 and l signed up to go on the Wallenpaupack canoe trip.  We were taken to Lake Wallenpaupack by bus and I'll never forget my first impression.  As I looked out on what seemed an endless, rough body of water, way beyond what I had

expected,  I became very  nervous, but there was no turning back. It was a far cry from  "Rock Lake."

     We began unloading our canoes and setting them in the water. Limited personal gear and supplies were all we carried. I made the mistake of winding up in the bow of a two man canoe.  At the end of a full day of paddling, my hands were raw, and my arms ached.  We finally arrived at a resort lodge, were we camped out at the waters edge for a few days.  Thankfully we were picked up there and brought back to camp.   It was more than I bargained for, but an experience I've never forgotten.
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