National Geographic : 1951 Jul
© National Geographic Society + Sun-toasted Canoe Bottoms Smooth the Wash Like a Hot Iron Sunday's long rest relaxed the strains of Big Hill portage. Every man washed his clothes and took a sponge bath. Only John Michelin (sitting) had nerve enough to plunge into the ice-cold Hamilton. Leslie Michelin fishes for trout; he landed several. Kodachromes by Andrew H. Brown and Ralph Gray 4 Portage Makes Outdoor Men Pay for the Wonders They Have Seen Skirting Grand Falls, the voyagers made nine carries, one for 5 miles. These men, carrying 120 and 90 pounds, follow a footpath, a rarity in the wilds. The rest of their gear requires three round trips. Canoe toting, with black flies biting, is the toughest chore.