Whitewater trip on the Waterhen River

Our canoe group of six people: Vernon and Margot, our son and daughter,
Mark and Rosalind, and their friends Rose Rumak and Mary Machibroda
canoed the Waterhen River from August 15 to August 20, 1983.
Margot and Vernon used a 16 ft. Mad River Explorer, Roz and Mary were in our old,
heavy, fiberglass canoe and Mark and Rose were in a rented aluminum canoe.


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Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
The six people - Vernon, Mary, Mark, Margot, Rosalind and Rose.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
Mark and Rose going down Waterhen River.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
Rosalind and Mary were forced to use our old fiberglass canoe.
Rose and Mark struggled with the heavy aluminum canoe.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
We explored the ruins of a trapper's cabin.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
This cabin could have been built by a rancher or a hunter - we don't know.
Note how thin Mark was on this trip, August 1983.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
One night we set up our camp on indian land.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
Rosalind and Mary paddle across Waterhen Lake.

View of the Waterhen River
Photo by Mark Neis
A typical view of the Waterhen River.

A pioneer's home
Photo by Vernon Neis
Mary and Rosalind, Margot, and Rose and Mark at the remains
of a log house at a pioneer's ranch.

Rose in the aluminum canoe
Photo by Vernon Neis
Rose was the "captain" of the aluminum canoe.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
This log cabin is still used in the winter time.

Roz and Mary on the lake
Photo by Vernon Neis
This winderness cabin is probably no longer habitable.

"I think it much better that...every man paddle his own canoe."

Settlers in Canada


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