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This one has no through axle giving it more clearance to help avoid rocks & stumps. They are popular with canoe campers in the Provincial & National Parks on trails, portages or hydro lines like in Pukaskwa National Park. The front end should just pop up with the gear situated mostly in the back it pulls quite well. The MNR should be able to give you a list of lakes and rivers in your search area and the details.