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Algonquin In September (2019)

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Sunday Creek

Gordon Lake

Changing Weather

Low Water Beach

Rock Lake Vista

Booth's Rock Trail

Updated Jan. 26, 2020
Sunday, January 26th, 2020 . . . . .

Chris Taylor has submitted some more records to the "Portage and Campsite Inventory". They are of five campsites on Lake Opeongo.

Campsite 12 on the East Arm     Campsite 1 on Annie Bay    
Campsite 17 on the East Arm     Campsite 2 on Annie Bay    
Campsites 18 & 19 (combined) on the East Arm    

Friday, January 24th, 2020 . . . . .

Barry Bridgeford has just produced a trip-log ... "Basecamp on Mink Lake - July 2015", containing 66 captioned photographs and text.

"All of a sudden we heard a vehicle on the north shore, over by the old rail-bed. A large white pick-up truck was heading along the gravel rail-bed. We figured it was either an Ontario Parks or an Algonquin Forestry Authority vehicle. Although we had already crossed the rail-bed once before arriving at Mink Lake, we were curious to see the state of its surface at this location. We paddled across near to a spot we'd assumed was a washed out section and climbed up the embankment to see."

Saturday, January 4th, 2020 . . . . .

This past year, Bob & Diana McElroy have added three trip-log reports to their online "Bush Log and Notes".

Three Nights on St. Andrews Lake .. Little Carcajou Lake and Upper Spectacle Lake .. and Four Nights On Whitson Lake

"We were enjoying our snack when suddenly there was a crashing through the bush almost right beside us. We looked up and there was a guy in a bright orange shirt making his way along the shore. I called out and almost gave the guy a heart attack as he hadn’t seen us. It turns out that he was the head of the fire team. They were camped about a kilometre up the lake and were waiting to be airlifted out. They had put the fire out the night before. He was checking on the fire one last time ..."

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has added another six 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.

Also, check out his website's new associated trip-logs .. "The Quest For Susan Lake" .. "South of 60: A Rock Lake Loop" .. and "Booth Lake"

CS. 2 on Booth Lake         CS. 6 on Booth Lake CS. 7 on Booth Lake
CS. 8 on Booth Lake     CS. 12 on Pen Lake     CS. 17 on Lake Louisa    

Friday, December 20th, 2019 . . . . .

Chris Taylor has submitted still more records to the "Portage and Campsite Inventory". They are of two campsites on North Tea Lake and of the four portages between Three Mile and Maple Lakes.

Campsite #16 on North Tea Lake     Portage 660 meters - North Sylvia to Boggy    
Campsite #17 on North Tea Lake     Portage 1490 meters - Boggy to Dahinda    
Portage 550 meters - Three Mile to North Sylvia     Portage 390 meters - Ratrap to Maple    

Wednesday, December 4th, 2018 . . . . .

Wanda Spruyt has submitted a couple of new campsite reports to the "Portage and Campsite Inventory".

Campsite 3 on McCraney Lake             Campsite 8 on McCraney Lake

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 . . . . .

Sean Mason has posted his Late Summer 2019 Trip on his blog. It was an eight day canoe trip loop out of Kiosk .. by way of Mouse, Maple, Three Mile, Biggar, and out via Tea and Manitou.

"That strong, incessant north wind was blowing down Manitou, so once we left the sheltered bay we had to push hard to make progress. The white capped waves were large. The odd one managed to crash over the bow of the canoe as we pushed forward. We stopped at a couple of sites but they just were not sheltered enough. We stopped at a sheltered beach site as it began to rain, but were chased away by the mosquitoes ...
We found a more sheltered south-facing island site where we set up a tarp to take shelter temporarily, and then decided to stay put as a light rain came and went throughout the rest of the day."

Wednesday, November 14th, 2019 . . . . .

Chris Taylor has submitted four more portage records to the "Portage and Campsite Inventory". They are of the portages from Biggar, through Sinclair, Kawa, Upper Kawa and on to Three Mile Lake.

Portage 520 meters - Biggar To Sinclair    
Portage 1040 meters - Sinclair to Kawa    
Portage 320 meters - Kawa to Upper Kawa    
Portage 1220 meters - Upper Kawa To Three Mile    

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 . . . . .

Chris Taylor has followed his recent submissions to the "Portage and Campsite Inventory" with three more. They are of the portages from Mangotasi, through Hornbeam and on to Biggar Lakes.

Portage 305 meters - Mangotasi To Hornbeam    
Portage 50 meters - Hornbeam - Around Twin Falls    
Portage 140 meters - Hornbeam To Biggar    

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 . . . . .

Wanda Spruyt has submitted the trip-log, of her 4-day weekend trip with her daughter to McCraney Lake, by way of the Rain Lake access point ... "Canoe Trip To McCraney Lake Fall of 2019".

"Crossing Little McCraney the wind had become a windstorm. As we came into the open on to McCraney, the waves were coming right at us. They were great big rolling waves that crashed against the bow of the boat and splashed water right in. Yikes! We decided to head to the left of the lake and closer to shore, since we had already seen that the first site on the right was taken. It was not a far paddle to get to the first point site, but we had to paddle our hearts out against that storm and wave action. "

Friday, October 4th, 2019 . . . . .

Chris Taylor has made eight new submissions to the "Portage and Campsite Inventory".

Campsite 4 on the Amable du Fond R.     Portage 265m on the Amable du Fond R.     Portage 310m on the Amable du Fond R.    
Campsite 4 on Mangotasi Lake     Portage 1355m on the Amable du Fond R.     Portage 455m between Manitou and North Tea.    
Campsite 2 on North Tea Lake     Portage 585m between Manitou and North Tea.    

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 . . . . .

Cody Stein (aka "trippythings" on the forum) has produced an excellent video of a six-day solo canoe loop-trip he took through Misty, White Trout, and McIntosh Lakes ... 6 Days Solo in Algonquin | Misty, White Trout, McIntosh Loop

"Here's a video I made from my 6 day solo trip last week. I started at Mag and went through the Pet to Misty, White Trout, McIntosh, and then back to Mag. The trip was cut short from my initial plan of 8 days, but it was still an amazing trip. Full written trip report will be on my site ( Algonquin & Beyond ) hopefully in the next few days."

Friday, September 6th, 2019 . . . . .

Paul Agostini has added a very well-photographed campsite report to the PCI project ... CS. 1 on Galeairy Lake

"The campsite was well maintained and spacious. Northwest wind funnels over canoe landing and firepit, helping clear bugs. Rest of the campsite was blocked from the wind by the trees. Firewood could be found on the island and nearby area. Lots of spaced-out trees to tie tarps, clothes line and hammock. Lots of trails to explore and access shore-fishing. Lots of sun from noon to evening."

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 . . . . .

Paolo (forum handle: "Scratchypants") has added two campsite reports and two portage reports to the PCI project.

CS. 1 on Pinetree Lake         CS. 1 on Sylvia Lake
Portage 1825m Pinetree To Fraser     Portage 485m Fraser To Sylvia    

Thursday, August 8th, 2019 . . . . .

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

Check out his website's associated trip-log "A Night On Tom Thomson".

CS. 12 on Joe Lake Western Narrows         CS. 1 on Littledoe Lake CS. 2 on Littledoe Lake
CS. 1 on Tom Thomson Lake     CS. 8 on Tom Thomson Lake     CS. 10 on Tom Thomson Lake    

Tuesday, July 23th, 2019 . . . . .

Evan Briden (and his friends Ryan and Rich) headed out of Kiosk over the May long weekend, tackling a pretty strenuous four day loop trip to the Birchcliffe Cabin. This month, he completed production of his fourth and final YouTube video installment of that trip. Here are the individual links to the four installments ...

"Day 1 - 4 Day Birchcliffe Cabin Loop"     "Day 2 - 4 Day Birchcliffe Cabin Loop"
"Day 3 - 4 Day Birchcliffe Cabin Loop"     "Day 4 - 4 Day Birchcliffe Cabin Loop"

"Thankfully the wind was at our back on the big lakes, as this day ended up being quite windy and those lakes really kicked up. A few tense moments on the crossings, but we all made it out safe and sound and pretty exhausted."

Thursday, June 20th, 2019 . . . . .

Drew (forum handle: "AlgonquinLakes") has added his "To Manitou Lake and Back Again" first trip of the year to his "All Of Algonquin" website.

"It was even windier on the return trip across Manitou than it had been the day before. At least this time we had the wind behind us, but that didn’t help all that much as one of the consequences of hugging the shoreline is that we spent a decent amount of time paddling sideways to the waves."

He's also added eleven more of his Campsite Reports, the links to which have been incorporated into this website's own Portage Campsite Inventory project.

Monday, May 20th, 2019 . . . . .

Over this past month, Cody Stein (AKA 'trippythings') has been busy publishing more campsite reports over on his website "Algonquin & Beyond".

The links to 30 more of his Campsite Reports have just been incorporated into this website's Portage Campsite Inventory project

Friday, April 20th, 2019 . . . . .

Don't forget to reference the AFA 2019-2020 Schedule of Operations Map before planning this year's canoe trips.

Keeping a distance away from the logging noise of the AFA's cutting & hauling can vastly improve your tripping experience!

The PDF map file can be downloaded at .. http://algonquinforestry.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/AWS_Webmap.pdf

Sunday, April 14th, 2019 . . . . .

Cody Stein (AKA 'trippythings' over on the forum) has created a very well designed and photo-rich website .."Algonquin & Beyond" documenting his Algonquin Trip and Campsite Reports.

Links to his Campsite Reports have been incorporated into this website's Portage Campsite Inventory project, adding substantially to its linked content.

"In 2014, I decided to do something way out of my comfort zone and go on a trip by myself. My first solo canoe trip. .... with each passing year I try and spend more time in the backcountry, more time exploring Algonquin Park, and more time immersed in this beautiful park that we’re so privileged to have in Ontario’s backyard."


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