Booth at bacon fest

Booth again


Photos: Alex Perkins 



Mike (left) and BJ on the Sakami River just above Lac de la Fregate and Sakami junction. Fishing (below) during lunch at the junction of  Sakami and Pontois Rivers.


The country is virtually untraveled. On Fronsac River there were a couple of portages and trails that may have been cut by the explorer A.P. Low. On the La Grande we saw evidence of some outfitters, a couple boats stowed away, but that's about it. There was a four-wheeler trail on the last portage to Lac Nichicun. Both immediately before and after the Nitchequon settlement, we found a couple picnic tables on the lake that had been weathering in rather scenic spots.

The Sakami was seemingly pristine. Aside from the fireplace (see page 7), a couple of ancient wood-piles, and a couple of 1940s forest service tags corresponding to the piles, we did not see any signs of people. What a treat. The forestry people probably came by air rather than water. 

On the latter stretch of the Sakami (last couple days on that river), we did see a Cree-style hunting camp that appears to be active during hunting seasons. The portages directly before and after it were traveled.

Except for a couple of portages on the lower section that Danny and Heb had traveled in the 1970s, and around the Cree camp, there were no portages on the Sakami.

Alex Perkins

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