May 30, 2013 Lake Mackavoy to Mazinaw Dam (Day 5, 2 to 3 hrs)
An intriguing sight was a helicopter pilot watching me from atop an 80 m hill to the south. Distracted, I nearly missed a beaver dam stretching in from the south side. The river narrows, wanders and then lazily spreads into a wide marshy area with lots of water fowl.
Passing under the Addington Rd. 5 bridge I stopped at Brown’s Camp on Upper Lake Mazinaw only to find I had taken on 15 gallons of water. With each stroke forward water had been sucked in. Manager Dana Richard, generously patched me up, and I was underway in three hours.
It was a lovely, though windy, paddle down Upper Mazinaw Lake to where I sat at the foot of a monster cliff only able to seek and admire a few pictographs –dead camera batteries. The pictograph cliff –very spectacular and once most sacred. Bon Echo Park is on the right separated by the narrow few meters entrance into Lower Lake Mazinaw
After lunch and a 10 minute break at the beautiful Bon Echo Park point I thoroughly enjoyed a lovely, sunny, carefree the paddle down to Mazinaw Dam.