Jim Sleezer (JHS8@VM1.UCC.OKSTATE.EDU)
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 08:41:37 -0500
For those of you considering using a commercial outfitter rather than
Sommers Canoe Base, the following might be of interest. OTOH, it might
be of interest to anyone!
When we entered Canada last year and were checking through the ranger
station, the ranger observed that our entry permit had been altered. One
of our leaders, trying to be helpful, had changed the names because we had
a change in leaders after the permits were issued. After advising us that
altering the permit was a violation, she told us that changes were accepted
for permits obtained through Sommers (as long as at least one of the
original people was on the permit) but NOT for permits obtained through
BTW, they do check for permits. I was stopped twice in BWCWA (by forest
service) and checked for permits. And, I just recently heard from a
Minnesota friend who was stopped in Canada--a park ranger dropped in in a
float plane. They had their paperwork! That's the only one I've heard of
in Canada where I've generally thought they ignored you!
Philmont is great but Northern Tier is a special experience!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City