My goal with this next trip is to simply have no major mishaps, which would be the first time this year. No accidental rapids in freezing water, no having to smash the window of my own car. Should be easy enough, right? Except I booked a route taking me through a low-maintenance and difficult-to-traverse part of the park. How does a 4.5 km low maintenance portage with a 130 meter elevation change sound? Or this blurb from a MarkInThePark trip log:
I blindly turned and followed this new course when about 12 steps in I suddenly sank up to my thighs in muck.
I tried to climb out but I was stuck fast. I had a vision of someone coming through the meadow the following spring and finding my bones along with a shredded backpack. It was almost laughable, but I was in trouble and yet I could see no way out of my predicament.
Or this comment from a very experienced Algonquin camper about part of my route: but if I remember correctly, ... <it> was my longest day in Algonquin - ever
So I ask you, what can possibly go wrong? I'll let you know in a week or so!