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Old 09-03-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:40 AM   #2
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Gorgeous photos!

"Bumpy road" indeed. Easily the roughest access road in the High Peaks area.

Probably not an original thought but is there any way to hook a canoe cart to a bike?

During a recent trip to hike Cheney Cobble and North River, we biked to the intersection (about a mile short of the dam) in 20 minutes (without canoes of course). That would cut your travel time along that humdrum road. However, I imagine the uphills would be a bear with a canoe in tow!
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Great trip report. Am pondering wheels to take in my Blackjack but am concerned that carbon will not like cinched down straps on a cart, needing to be tighter than on a rack due to the bumpy road. Don't want to carry it that far. Going with two friends during peak foliage.
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Great trip report. Am pondering wheels to take in my Blackjack but am concerned that carbon will not like cinched down straps on a cart, needing to be tighter than on a rack due to the bumpy road. Don't want to carry it that far. Going with two friends during peak foliage.
we cinch carbon fiber boats down on carts with straps all the time
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:37 AM   #5
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Grey-Jay,

As Fishcane mentioned they cinch down carbon. However Hornbeck sells and makes backpack mounts so you can carry your canoe over your head. I saw a couple carrying 2 Placid Boatworks canoes in that way while on my way out.

I had pondered just carrying in mine but so glad I went with the wheels...

Enjoy your adventure my friend!!

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Old 09-04-2017, 08:41 AM   #6
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Thank you for the compliments... Yeah that road is bumpy and I think my car is mad at me now..LOL

As a matter of fact I've read many stories posted where people have hooked their canoes to their bikes and road in. As a matter of fact I think Pete Hornbeck himself has done that as well? The two guys I met on the Boreas Ponds pulled their 60 lb Radisson canoe in on bikes. They did say they had to unhook and push their canoe up a few of the hills.

I want to return with my family for a afternoon hike to the ponds, have lunch and hike back out.

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