9 day, moderate whitewater
camping trip. Dumoine Voyageurs meet at the Rolphton Motel in Rolphton
Ontario Canada and are offered on:
2013 Trip Dates
Single Supplement: $150.00
Sleeping Bag Rental: $55.00
$55.00 per person round-trip from Ottawa Ontario Airport.
Day by Day Itinerary
A magnificent river that combines outstanding
scenery and great paddling.
The Dumoine pirouettes
through one of the finest stretches of canoeable whitewater in North
sparkling jewel, the Dumoine is a canoe tripper's paradise. 75 kilometers
of magnificent river. In this breathtaking river corridor, deep within
the wilds of rural Quebec, the Dumoine pirouettes through what is one
of the finest stretches of canoeable whitewater in all of North America.
The location is remote, so remote that we'll fly in and canoe out for
eight days of wilderness, whitewater and camping.
Rushing down an action packed, pool-drop riverbed of boulders and granite,
the Dumoine flashes and dances through an invigorating multitude of
rapids and waterfalls, with calm sections to collect our thoughts. The
water is clear and clean; the fishing is heavenly; and the woods lining
the banks are lovely to behold and ideal for camping. Becoming part
of this river nurtures and strokes the body and spirit. It is a keenly
Dumoine is known for its consistent flows, more than adequate for whitewater
throughout the summer. The river is predominantly class II with a few
class III's thrown in to keep your attention, and some lakes to relax.
We'll stop to scout all the major rapids and there is always a 'cheat'
route. Our guides are expert coaches, and combined with your desire
to learn, you can develop your river sense, whitewater skills and paddling
confidence. If you choose not to run a particular rapid, one of the
party can usually be convinced to run your canoe through.
Calm stretches and lakes along the Dumoine provide breathing space...
time for a cool drink, a moment to focus on the blue vault of the sky
and to soak in the quiet. Conifers, oaks and birches grip the cliffs
and the steep slopes above. Taken together, the water, woods, and out-of-doors
kiss the senses and massage the mind.
Our bush pilot straps the canoes on the pontoons, and flies us to Alligator
Point in the midst of Lac Laforge, and the rest of the day is ours to
explore and soak in the wilderness. We push off into the primeval forest,
with all gear aboard our canoes,
severing for a time all contact with the outside world. The Dumoine
is gentle for the first several days, quick water and easy rapids and
several portages around waterfalls, but then the rapids build as with
our own confidence. In all, we will encounter thirty-five rapids
and eight portages on our descent to the Ottawa River.
We'll make camp at isolated wilderness sites fully immersed in the Dumoine's
natural beauty. What's astounding for many folks who have joined us
on the Dumoine is that the guides are no less competent as chefs. Kurt
and Joe's Dutch Oven cooking is second to none, Carolyn's breakfasts
are a bounty full, and Jim's Gumbo leaves you searching the river for
We'll be lulled to sleep by the Dumoine's gentle music. Our pace will
be leisurely to enjoy the wilderness and spectacular scenery. We'll
have free time for photography, fishing, swimming, sunning and relaxing,
or for day hikes to the cliffs and waterfalls. As with all our trips,
we incorporate canoeing instruction which includes paddle strokes, river
reading and scouting techniques.
We will supply all food, canoes, tents, kitchen, first-aid and repair
kits. You are responsible for personal clothing and gear, a sleeping
bag and pad. A detailed list is included in your confirmation packet.
Please call the office to visit with us if you have any questions about
whether this trip is appropriate for you.
BattenKill Canoe, Ltd.
800.421.5268 or 802.362.2800 fax--802.362.0159
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