In order to get to Little Hurd Pond from Big Hurd Pond we
would need to go trough a small entrance surrounded by brush. The entrance
to the stream that led to the pond only could fit one at a time so we had to
get out of canoes and pull them up stream.
It took a while but we finally got to the top of the
stream which was not all that
difficult. At the top there was a much wider and deeper stream feeding the small
one we walked up.
We sent two scouts to go upstream and check it out. It was
apparently pretty far upstream. On their way upstream they saw another
moose, the second one that day.
After they got back we decided we should head back. We went
froging down the river we came from to get back. Froging is basically where the two people in each canoe ride on the edges of the canoe and ride
it down stream using their feet which are in front of the canoe to steer
away from any potential collisions.
After we exited the stream we canoed across Big Hurd Pond
using... a creative technique. All five canoes got right next to each other
and grabbed on to the sides of the neighboring canoes and had the people on
the two outside canoes do all the rowing. After that we went back to our
campsite on Loon Lake and prepared for dinner.