Tim's Tale

In the spring, we settled on the Pineimuta River because it seemed that it would be a good mellow river that was suitable for Section C while still providing a strong wilderness setting.  And few people seem to travel it. The river was also appealing because Keewaydin had never descended it.

When we arrived at the bridge that spans the Pineimuta (pronounced Pin-a-muta) we found a relatively narrow, black, swollen river.  The information we had said that the river had many run-able rapids and no portages.  We learned quickly that the “River P” had many large rapids that were not suitable for Keewaydin sections.  For two weeks we would arrive at a rapid and solve a little puzzle.  Sometimes we would run, sometimes line, and sometimes portage.  Often we would combine the three by portaging one section, lining another and running out the bottom.

The river has several five-mile sections with rapids followed by a long expanse of flat-water or a lake.  Much of the landscape is marshy wetland, and rock is not something that is prevalent.  We often camped in less than desirable places. 

Dave in Frenchman's Rapid, Albany River. How cold is that water, Dave?


Photos: Dave Freed

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