+1 Cameron. And I'm speaking as a man about to graduate from law school and about to get married (Aug. 2010).
Also, I canoed to Hudson Bay from the head of the Red River of the North (SD/MN border) in 2005. I was 19 at the time. It was just an epic trip and I did not, and could not, have fathomed what I was getting into when I sat in the bow of that canoe for the first time. And I sat in that bow for two months. Since then, I've only been able to get out for two weeks at a time, and I have to work the summer through.