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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 . . . . .

David Chapman has sent in a large trip-log of a 2006 trip with his son ... David & Matthew’s Wonderful Adventure – Kingscote – Scorch – High Falls .. a five day trip to Scorch Lake. It's in PDF format and weighs in at over 650 kb.

"The York River was nice. Even after leaving Byers Lake you felt like the river was really just a small lake. Lots of marshes we passed by and we finally lucked out on one of our turns and a cow Moose was grazing in the grasses. She wasn’t overly cooperative for a picture though and by the time we got close enough she took off through the marsh into the bush."

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 . . . . .

Darren Dare has posted a trip-log on his website Summer 2008 Trip Log - From Cedar To Carl Wilson and Back .. a three day trip with his son .. and meeting-up with friends Markus and Swede.

"As we headed up the shoreline, I could see Swede cruising the opposite shoreline in his bright yellow canoe, while Markus had angled out into the middle of the lake in an attempt to hook into a lake trout. We had managed to make it back to camp without another strike and we landed the boat and took a shot of Kevin and his fish. As I was taking the picture, I could hear Markus screaming from across the lake. I shielded my eyes from the glare coming off the lake and strained to see what was going on. Markus had a fish in the net and was headed back towards to camp with his prize."

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 . . . . .

Tom Yates has sent in a trip-log of his group's "Yates Group" Crotch Lake Trip - August 2007 in which they revisit the site of their 1996 shocking experience with lightening.

"When we arrived at the site on Booth Lake, the three of us who were there in 1996 had a strong feeling of déjà vu. The tree that had been hit had been cut down and was part of a fire pit bench. And the rest was lying down at the back of the site."

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008 . . . . .

Darren Dare has posted his Spring 2008 Trip Log To Lantern Lake in which Meaghan, Trystan, Kevin and Darren headed out from Brent to Lantern Lake by way of Ravenau Lake.

"At one point in the afternoon on Saturday the sky turned really dark and a low rumbling could be heard just north of us over the rise. The wind also started to pick up to almost gale force, so I frantically rushed around the campsite tying down anything that was not and putting gear under the tarps. Fortunately, the “storm” blew right over us and we slipped out of the tent for some more fishing."

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 . . . . .

Denise Ashton has submitted her 2008 White Partridge (½) Express Trip Log in which she joined-up with the rest of the White Partridge Express gang.

"Bearcub and I quickly went out in the zodiac to try out our luck (and skills). It began so relaxing but soon turned into an invigorating ‘thrill of a lifetime’ when I caught my first Lake Trout ever, then a 2nd one! ... I wanted the full experience of doing it all on my own, welcoming of course his great advice, but was most satisfied not letting him DO anything for me - umm, except cook."

Friday, May 16th, 2008 . . . . .

Jeffrey McMurtrie has created a highly detailed Algonquin Canoe Map over the last two years. He has focused on the canoe routes of the park, but has superimposed a lot of other data as well. There is a medium size 47.3MB version for those with slower internet connections and a large size 100MB version suitable for most people.

"Along the way I’ve had the help of many people, both directly and indirectly - thank you to everyone. I’ve never written a triplog yet, but I’d like to contribute to the canoeing community by making this map available for no cost and encouraging free distribution and derivative works."

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 . . . . .

Julian Andean (aka "Karior") has submitted his Galeairy Lake, Rock Lake, Penn Lake and Back. - August 2006 trip-log of a trip that took place over a weekend in August 2006, with the YCCC, a canoe camping club out of Ottawa, Ontario.

" ... remarked on the rock that was out in the middle of the lake. I thought this was odd. Penn Lake isn’t particularly shallow. I thought it was even odder that this rock appeared to be moving. Paddling over, it turned out to be the largest snapping turtle I have ever seen. He dove to the bottom of the lake before I could get my camera out."

Monday, April 14th, 2008 . . . . .

The January - March photo contest winners have been selected. Again, the unique strength of special light has played an important role in all three winners.

1st place: The Rocks - by Peter Fritsch

2nd place: Splash of Colour - by Mike Bowers

3rd place: Ground Fire - by Jeff McMurtrie

Saturday, March 15th, 2008 . . . . .

One of the Algonquin Adventures advertisers, Algonquin Outfitters, is hosting a photo contest from March 15th to May 31st, 2008. You can submit your favorite photo(s) taken in Algonquin Park or showing Algonquin Outfitters canoes or events, to enter to win prizes.

A winner will be chosen June 2nd, 2008. Photos need to be at least 1024x768 in low compression jpg format and should not be any larger than 2mb each, if higher resolution.

Here's their contest entry page ... www.algonquinoutfitters.com/contest

Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)