6/18/19 - Date set to leave Old Forge, NY eastbound toward Fort Kent, ME.
Vessel: beat up ’07 Wilderness Systems Tsunami 140 kayak. Borrowed from Will Larcom with a promise to maybe bring it back in one piece
Expected Pace: 35 days
Avg miles per day: 22
Equipment weight: ~85lb
Game time: 6 days out -The kayak I’m using is fourteen feet long and weighs in at 63lbs. It’s made from a roto-molded plastic and designed to take a beating, which I fully intend to give it. The biggest con is probably the weight factor. At one point during this trip I am expecting to carry this boat along with everything I have over my head for several miles. Despite the weight, it’s a fast and stable boat, and (nearly) unsinkable.
My kayak, although not unique to the NFCT, is not the preferred vessel for this kind of venture.