In April of last year, I responded to a topic on “Suffering Needlessly” with a link about a trip that my friend, Randel Washburne, undertook in the mid-80’s. Some of you may be fortunate enough know Randel. If you were a kayaker in the “70’s – “80’s you probably heard his name. He was very influential in the Northwest kayaking culture and he wrote some books that are still in publication plus a series of articles about his adventures that had very limited distribution.
You don’t have to be familiar with Seymour Inlet in British Columbia or with Randel to appreciate his account of suffering through a bad idea any more than you needed to know Mark Twain or the Mississippi River to appreciate reading “Tom Sawyer”. With Randel’s permission I have made available some of his trip reports including the “Seymour Inlet Portage”, AKA “The Portage from Hell”. Consider it a trip report for someplace you will never go and if you have a bit of time to spend and enjoy reading please take a look.