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Updated November 30th, 2020

Tuesday, November 25th, 2020 . . . . .

This August, Krista Petrie-Wallace, with her husband Glenn and another couple, took four days to complete the longest third loop of the Western Uplands Backpacking Trail.

Krista's blog "KPW Outdoors" contains her trip report .. "Western Uplands Backpacking Trail".

On a side-note, Glenn and Krista were first-hand involved in a canoe rescue on Opeongo Lake on October 10th, 2020. Check out their account .. "Opeongo Lake Rescue October 10th, 2020".

Monday, November 24th, 2020 . . . . .

Matt Haughn (aka 'TVMatt' on the forum) has finished production of the final part (4th) of his YouTube video "Bro Trip Algonquin - 2020", in which he and his brother Tom head from Achray, through High Falls Lake and on to Cork Lake.

They base-camp on Cork Lake, and on day-two they daytrip to the Barron Canyon, paddling along the river and looking up. And on day-three they daytrip to the actual High Falls water complex. On their last day they return to Achray and visit the canyon again .. this time hiking to the upper edge!

"You need to go to Cork! Feels deep interior but is easily accessible. The site we stayed at was pretty good too."

Sunday, November 1st, 2020 . . . . .

Cody Stein (aka 'trippythings' on the forum) has published another video, of his one final getaway for the season .. "3-Day Thanksgiving Solo Trip to Ragged Lake".

"I decided to have a lazy end to the season and went into Ragged for two nights. The first night I had the lake to myself which is always nice on otherwise busy lakes."

Nov. 23, 2020 . . . the trip-log is now added to his website .. "Thanksgiving Solo Trip to Ragged Lake" .. complete with 13 campsite reports .. the links to which are incorporated into this website's PCI Project.

Friday, October 9th, 2020 . . . . .

Cody Stein (aka 'trippythings' on the forum) has published another trip-log on his website, of his recent 8-day solo canoe trip from Canoe Lake .. through Otterslide and Burntroot, to Big Trout and return .. "8 Days Solo In September" .. along with 20 campsite reports .. the links to which are incorporated into this website's PCI Project.

"The skies didn’t look promising though .. As the day went on the rain came and went, but the winds only got stronger and stronger. It turned into possibly the windiest day I’ve ever had in the park. Not only did it make the day very unenjoyable, but it also made me very concerned about my tent and tarp that were taking a heavy beating."

Oct. 18, 2020 . . . video of "8 Days Solo In September".

Sunday, October 4th, 2020 . . . . .

Wanda Spruyt has submitted a trip-log, of her recent 7-day get-away .. 3 days solo on Canisbay Lake and 4 days with her daughter on Annie Bay, where they had unpleasant interactions with inexperienced campers who were unfamiliar with the camping reservation system. It is available here for download in PDF format .. "Glamping, Campsite Numbers and Newbies.

"We were taken aback when an angry young lady announced that we were on “their site”. They had reserved it! ... Joyce's last words to them was to please go to the permit office on their way out to ask for clarification of how back country booking works. They’ll be in for a rude awakening. They angrily paddled away, the young lady still yelling at us. Afterwards, I was thinking about the whole episode. Never have I dealt with an adult having such a hissy-fit!"

Sunday, October 4th , 2020 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has added a two-part trip-log .. "Big Trout Loop – Part 1" and Part 2" to his All Of Algonquin" website.

The trip was originally planned to be a 4-day loop out of Canoe Lake .. by way of McIntosh, Big Trout, Otterslide and Burnt Island Lakes.

"Then we reached the end of the carry and the muddy crap under our feet became significantly less attention-grabbing than the onslaught of white caps rolling towards us from across Burnt Island. It was like standing in the middle of a wind tunnel ... Plan B was starting to look like a real option. This would have us cut across the eastern end of Burnt to Birdie Lake. From there we’d go south through a string of small and medium size lakes before eventually coming out at Canisbay campground."

Friday, October 2nd , 2020 . . . . .

Robert M. (a.k.a. 'Uppa of Kayak Camper') has uploaded a pair of videos of a loop he took this July.

Part 1 - River to Paradise .. Out of Magnetawan Lake, down the Tim to Shippagew.

Part 2 - Taking the Long Way Home .. Out through White Trout, Misty and the Petawawa.

"Perfect weather, great campsites, and the bugs were better than I could have hoped for - it was an idyllic trip."

Friday, September 11th, 2020 . . . . .

Cody Stein (aka 'trippythings' on the forum) has published a trip-log on his website, detailing his recent 4-day canoe trip to Lake Louisa .. "Welcome To Louisa" (as previously featured in a short video).

"No matter how tired or drained I am, swimming in a cold lake is just so refreshing and gives a jolt of energy. As I got out of the water I noticed a bunch of leaches that almost latched onto me, so counted myself lucky and decided that would be my only swim at this campsite."

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 . . . . .

Cody Stein (aka 'trippythings' on the forum) has published 15 new campsite reports in his website "Algonquin & Beyond"). He's submitted the links to them for inclusion in this website's PCI Project..

CS. 1 - Harry Lake   CS. 2 - Harry Lake   CS. 3 - Harry Lake   CS. 2 - Rence Lake  
CS. 1 - Welcome Lake   CS. 6 - Welcome Lake   CS. 3 - Lake Louisa   CS. 4 - Lake Louisa  
CS. 5 - Lake Louisa   CS. 6 - Lake Louisa   CS. 7 - Lake Louisa   CS. 10- Lake Louisa  
CS. 14 - Lake Louisa   CS. 15 - Lake Louisa   CS. 19 - Lake Louisa  

Saturday, August 29th, 2020 . . . . .

Andrew M. has submitted a portage report to this website's Portage and Campsite Inventory Project., of "Portage 1885m - Highway 60 to Pinetree Lake"

"It had rained the day before our trip and was drizzling lightly so the trail was very slippery and wet, particularly in the steeper sections with running water crossing it in one place. There was a tree down about halfway through the portage .. we found it to a little more challenging than the Rock to Louisa portage but that was likely just due to the wet conditions."

The editor is extremely glad to see that what was for many years a formidable blockade of floating deadwood is nolonger located across the put-in!

Saturday, August 29th, 2020 . . . . .

Cody Stein (aka 'trippythings' on the forum) has published an extremely well produced three minute video (on his website "Algonquin & Beyond") summarizing a recent 4-day canoe trip to Lake Louisa .. "Welcome To Louisa".
A full trip report and campsite reports will be eventually posted on his website.

"Things that didn't make the cut... constantly complaining to each other about the weight of our gear portaging, the 30 degree sunshine always beating down on us, the mosquitos that wouldn’t stop biting, or the complete lack of energy to do anything even remotely productive once we got to our campsite for the night. Instead I decided to show the beautiful sunsets, the calm early morning paddles, the gorgeous campsites we stayed at, and the relaxing time spent appreciating the beauty of the backcountry."

Wednesday, August 19th , 2020 . . . . .

Andrew M. has submitted two PCI campsite reports, which are now added to this website's Portage and Campsite Inventory Project.

CS. 14 on Lake Louise     CS. 15 on Lake Louise

".. two sites located on a small island. If you are looking for privacy, these are less desirable UNLESS you are with a larger group and are able to secure both sites, which would be a lot of fun."

Tuesday, August 18th , 2020 . . . . .

David Hamburg and Kayleigh Anderson operate the "Globo Surf" website at www.globosurfer.com.

The website is focused on helping people to get the right gear in order to have the best outdoor activities, by staying current on the latest trends in the best gear available on today’s market.

The right gear will not only make one's outdoor experience better, but it will also make it safer.

Tuesday, August 11th , 2020 . . . . .

Late this June, Matt Haughn .. producer and camera operator of the Mark in the Park TV Show headed out into Algonquin Park with Mark Rubino "Looking for Moose (Pt. 1)" on a Rosebary Lake 3-night basecamp trip.

Matt's video record of the trip is shared in three parts .. the original part 1 "Looking for Moose .. part 2 "Fishing and Bushcraft Stove" .. and the recently uploaded part 3 "Another Moose, Loon Nesting and Algonquin Soundscapes"

"I’m not much of a writer so my trip logs consist of videos. We had one goal and that was to see as many moose as possible. If you can believe it, I have never seen a moose in person before and Mark was set on changing that with this trip."

Monday, August 10th, 2020 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has added another eleven campsite reports to his "All Of Algonquin" website. These links to Drew's reports are now integrated into this website's Portage and Campsite Inventory Project.

CS. 1 on Baby Joe Lake     CS. 16 on Biggar Lake     CS. 1 on Burnt Island Lake    
CS. 4 on Burnt Island Lake     CS. 20 on Burnt Island Lake     CS. 50 on Burnt Island Lake    
CS. 51 on Burnt Island Lake     CS. 52 on Burnt Island Lake     CS. 7 on Maple Lake    
CS. 2 on North Tea Lake     CS. 15 on North Tea Lake    

Saturday, July 18th , 2020 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has also added a two-part .. "Return to Kiosk" to his All Of Algonquin" website.

The trip was a 4-day loop from Kioshkokwi Lake .. by way of Maple, Biggar and Manitou Lakes.

"I heard it before it hit us, this rushing, roaring wall of wind that turned a worrisome situation into a complete nightmare. All of a sudden the waves around us were three feet high, rain was pelting us, lightning and thunder were crashing overhead and our boat was being pushed around like a bathtub toy. We got swung around 90 degrees so that we were suddenly broadside to the wind and within seconds waves were lapping over the sides."

Saturday, July 18th , 2020 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has added .. "Burnt Island Lake" to his "All Of Algonquin" website.

The trip was a 3-day family get-away north from Canoe Lake .. with two adults, three kids and gear all packed into a 17 foot canoe.

"The river gets quite shallow shortly after the portage and it wasn’t long before my wife and I were in ankle deep water, dragging the canoe upstream while the kids lounged and shouted orders. I kept myself going by reminding myself over and over that soon I would be the one doing the lounging and they would be the ones dragging my ass across various portages."

Saturday, July 18th , 2020 . . . . .

Late June, Robert M. (a.k.a. 'Uppa of Kayak Camper') uploaded a video of a quick two-nighter into McIntosh a few days after the interior opened .. "Canoe Lake to McIntosh".

"I was hoping for few bugs but expected the bugocalypse, and took a Eureka NoBugZone in with me as a result. As it turned out I barely used it - my site on McIntosh was virtually bug-free, and I had a peaceful and relaxing time. New kayak, new camera, and yet no problems to report - even the Tom Thomson/Ink portage felt easy."

Saturday, July 18th , 2020 . . . . .

Brad Naylor has submitted a campsite report of the solitary low maintenance campsite on Little Cauliflower Lake .. CS 1. on Little Cauliflower Lake.

Most of it's photos are in uniquely tall and narrow 'phone format', which provides extra foreground detail. Brad hopes to contribute to the PCI project more regularly in the future.

Friday, July 10th , 2020 . . . . .

Derek Lenze has reached out to make us aware of FloatingAuthority.com.

It's his website .. dedicated to creating informal buyer and how to guides on a variety of different outdoor recreational as well as professional outdoor floating devices such as Kayak’s, Paddle Boards, Floaties. He's also recently started doing how to’s and buyer guides on Snorkeling, Scuba, Fishing and Boating Equipment.

Pretty much if it floats or has anything to do with the water he's on it, with individual review guides, best of and free informal guides that help one make an informed decision. His latest article is 'Find The Kayak That You Can Trust'.

Monday, June 22nd , 2020 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has also added another three campsite reports to his "All Of Algonquin" website.

These links to Drew's reports are now integrated into this website's Portage and Campsite Inventory Project.

CS. 3 on Drummer Lake     CS. 4 on Drummer Lake     CS. 22 on Ragged Lake    


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