Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: boundary waters problem
Re: boundary waters problem
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 14:03:23 MDT
> The permit you receive specifies not more than four
> canoes and nine people. Two of our crews - three canoes each -
> coincidently and accidently met at a portage on the first day out of the
> base. They were on completely different itineraries and did not even know
> the other crew was headed the same general direction.
> I would even avoid sharing a
> campsite for lunch with another Sommers crew from anywhere.
If I remember correctly from two years ago when I was there, the rules
on the back say that you are never to be in any sort of grouping of
more than 4 canoes and 9 people. This even applies when portaging
(even if the other group portages the other direction). Technically
you are supposed to wait offshore for the first group to complete the
portage before you land (and I actually saw one group do that).
Generally it seemed you could get away with being at the portage with
another group or two (and doing a little chatting then). Stopping and
sharing a site for lunch was never a good idea (even if you didn't
know the group and were from different outfitters). The only real way
you could (I believe legally) share lunch would be to get together in
the middle of a lake.
This was fairly well detailed on the permits that the adults signed