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Sdturday, April 17, 1976

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY --TRAVEL SUPPLEMENT

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Page Five

Quetico
By JEFF EPSTEIN3
The real attraction of a wil-
derness trip lies in the oppor-
tunity to deny yourself certain
creature comforts, all under the
guise of relaxation and adven-
ture.
Last summer, after three
months of restaurant diners as-
saulting me by night, and 40
thirteen year old daycampers
insulting me by day, I was lured
by the promise of peace and
rest in the Northwoods. Myself
and three friends decided to,
take a canoe trip, after reading
an article about canoe tripping
in Boundary Waters - QueticoI
Park area. Except for the many
canoe trips I had taken as an in-
trepid summer camper years
ago, our party was inexperien-
ced but enthusiastic.
The Boundary Waters-Quetico,
Park area is located on the U.S.-
Canadian border, 'just north of
Ely, Minnesota. The car trip is
long (almost 800 miles from Chi-
cago) but the facilities and the
wilderness scenery are excel-
lent, and worth the time spent
in the drive.
Lack of experience shouldn't
be a factor in contemplating a
canoe trip. If you can read a
map and make paddling mo-
tions, you have all the tools for
a successful canoer. Portaging
might require some strength,
and cooking definitely requires
patience, but there isn't any
poisonous wildlife, and the water
in the Park's lakes and streams
serves as your drinking water.
Write the Ely Chamber of
Commerce, Ely, Minn., for in-
formation concerning trip out-
fitters. Within a few weeks,
you'll find a brochure in your
mailbox from every outfitter in
the area, and the number is con-
siderable. From this informa-

offers wilde ess c
tion you can start your planning. search of Chips Ahoy. I now
All outfitters will supply your know that we were very lucky
party with a complete package not to have lost our food con-
that includes all the equipment, sidering our inadequate protec-
and food, for about $16 a day, tion procedures. It would not
per person. They also rent can- have been fun to paddle back,
oes and equipment separately. for two days, without any food.
We decided to rent only two can- We decided not to bring any
oes, for $7 a day, per canoe, and timepieces along, to show our
pack your own food, which les- total disregard for the fast-paced
sened the cost of the trip con- urban society, and spent a good
siderably. However, packing portion of the first two days
your own food takes some cre- wondering what time it was. In
ativity and forethought. retrospect, a watch might not
Planning your menu revolves have been a bad idea so that we
around the fact that all cans and could have budgeted our time
glass containers are prohibitedt
in the park, and the rule is
enforced. While the restrictions
limit your meal choices, it
makes for a sense of accomp-
lishment, and often hunger.
Freeze dried meals are a com-
mon alternative, but we found
them bland, meager, and quite
expensive. Fishing for your din-
ner is very popular, also. We
packed hot dogs, rice, eggs, oat-
meal, vegetables, potatoes, pas-
ta, and cheese to supplement a
few freeze dried meals. (Substi-
tute items that are less likely to
mash-bagels instead of bread,
and macaroni in place of spa-
ghetti.) Also, you can keep meat
or chicken frozen during the car
ride, and let it defrost during.
the first day's canoeing.
In any case, and if you're rel-
atively inexperienced, buy a
camping book that includes a
chapter on menu planning, but
don't try to cook anything fan-
cy. After canoeing, setting up'
camp, and building a fire, you'll
be in no mood to cook a four- '
course meal.
coursemeal.NO PROMOTIONAL PIC'TUIJ
Also, read up on methods for
protecting your food from bears, of my trip to Quetico Park l
because, while they generally Andy (you can see Karen's ar
don't bother people, they do canoe and gear through a sh
roam the woods at night in them beats carrying them.

idventure
better in setting up camp before
darkness.
Besides, while your party is

still close to the push-off spot on
Moose Lake, competition for
campsites is somewhat akin to
finding a parking space near the
MLB. On the American side of
the park, you may only set up
camp at designated spots, and
most of them are taken by 4:30
or so. We had pushed off rather
late in the day, and found our-
selves in a race across a lake
for an empty camp site,.
However, once you've crossed

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into Canada, and beer out for a
day or two, other campers are
few and far between. While
camping in Canada requires the
payment of a park fee, the rela-
tive absence of other people
makes it money worth spending.
Our group spent five days on
the water, and when we return-
ed to Ely, we immediately in-
dulged ourselves in a good res-
taurant meal, a needed shower,
and a room in a nearby motel.
All the things that we wanted to
deny ourselves; so much for re-
laxation and adventure. But, it
was a great time, and I'll be
back this summer.
Visit a lesser - used park
such as Fire Island National
Seashore in Patchogue, N. Y.,
or Walnut National Monument
near Flagstaff, Ariz., and you'll
beat the crowds, suggests the
National Park Service. A list of
132 of the more obscure parks
is contained in "Visit a Lesser
Used Park," which is avail-
able from the Consumer Infor-
mation Center, Dept. 96, Pueb-
lo, Colo., 81009. Cost is 70 cents.
Another organization offer-
ing adventures during the sum-
mer that have potential for aca-
demic credits is R.E.M.P. ART.
These people organize patch up
and restoration projects on old
buildings in France, and have
openings for interested students
on projects of all kinds. One pro-
ject last sumer was the fixing
up of the Marquis de Sade's
chateau: this summer volun-'
teers may work on two chateaus
of the Lafayettes. Work camp
stays can last from a weekend
to over a month-depending on
your interest and the project's
demands. An estimated price
for a month is about $96-or
about $3 a day. This is to cover
food and lodging in dormitory
with shower. There is a $12 ap-
plication fee which provides full
on-site insurance. Participants
do all their own cooking and!
cleaning.
"The Whole World Handbook:.
A Student Guide to Work, Study
and Travel Abroad", is the
source for finding out more
about this and other. workI
camps trips. Send $295 to
CIEE/SOFA, 777 United Na-
tions Plaza, NYC 10017 or write
directly to R.E.M.P. ART, 1
Rue des Guillemits, Paris, 75004
for this project.

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