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Soggy ice trail pole-arizing experience on Quesnel lake

Dragon Lake walking trail good for boats
Dave Mcculloch didn’t have much water on the flooded Dragon Lake trail, but he could still get around if he used a pole instead of a paddle. (Dave Mcculloch photo)

Dave Mcculloch only had a slip of water, but slip in he did. When the subsurface ice made paddling too much of a grind, he did things differently.

“The walking trail plowed on Dragon Lake flooded with overflow water,” he said. “The water was deep enough to float the canoe but not really deep enough to actually paddle so I decided that poling might work better, which it did - made for a fun and novel afternoon.”

It was also a perfect day to set up his tripod and take a portrait of the canoe action on the sunny day.

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Frank Peebles

About the Author: Frank Peebles

I started my career with Black Press Media fresh out of BCIT in 1994, as part of the startup of the Prince George Free Press, then editor of the Lakes District News.
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