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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 . . . . .

July of 2009, Mark and Adrienne Morris took their four young children on their first family camping trip to Algonquin, a weekend on Sunday Lake ... Sunday Lake, July 17 - 19, 2009

"The next morning, the rain had stopped and the clouds appeared to be clearing. We laid in our tent and Adrienne read a book. We had left books in the tent for the kids and we could hear them reading them aloud and talking quietly. We laid there in bliss that we didn't have to get up yet. Occasionally, the kids would hear us talking and they would call over and we would laugh at each other and peek through our windows at each other. Finally, the kids coaxed us out of bed and we got up and made breakfast."








Sunday, March 27th, 2011 . . . . .

In August of last year, John and Dar Philip took their first camping trip to Algonquin, eight days of exploration base-camped out of the Mew Lake drive-in campground. John's trip-log shares their experience ... Mew Lake - Aug. 2010

"We made a round of Pog Lake and just before heading down the river to Two Rivers, Dar hooked into a hog. She was so happy till the line broke and she watched as her small mouth dropped back into the lake taking her new lure with it. So, after she stopped cursing, we trolled down the river and into Lake of Two Rivers. It was a hard paddle as we were paddling against the wind and current. But, we were heading for the island for a bit of a swimming. After an hour of so of some wonderful relaxation on the island, we had to head back before it got too late."








Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 . . . . .

The Algonquin Forestry Authority has posted their season-by-season 2011-2012 Schedule of Operations Map online at .. www.algonquinforestry.on.ca/pdf/2011AWS_Webmap.pdf

>>> Update 29/03/11: At the time this notification was originally posted, the AFA 2011-2012 Schedule of Operations Map didn't show areas in which logging road construction was scheduled. Mark Rubino twigged on to this oversight, contacted AFA management, and was assured a corrected version would be produced and posted. In the meantime, for trip-planning purposes, one may wish to combine this map with the AFA AWS Summary Map (which does portray the road construction areas).

With this map in hand, you can better plan the summer's canoe trips by being careful to avoid cutting, maintenance and haulage areas for 2011.








Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 . . . . .

Sean Rowley (another Algonquin Adventures regular) has an exhibit of his Algonquin photos on display at the McClean Centre, 95 Magill Drive, Ajax, Ontario .. from March 21 to April 25, 2011 ... 'Algonquin Park: Where My Canoe Has Taken Me'.

"This solo exhibit is a collection of photographs taken from various trips to Algonquin Park and reproduced on canvas as opposed to the traditional photographic paper. Landscapes, waterscapes, flora, fauna, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets are all captured and on display for you."

Here are directions to the McClean Centre.








Monday, March 21st, 2011 . . . . .

Stephen Molson (an Algonquin Adventures regular) has launched a unique website http://www.molsonmapping.com which offers custom designed, unique and accurate contour maps of many Algonquin Park lakes which let you know what lies beneath the water.

These maps can maximize one's angling efforts by targeting fish-holding structure and help avoid the less 'fishy' regions of a lake. The maps are available on various media sizes (all 3.0 Ml laminations). There is also a 60-page spiral-bound, letter-sized color map book available, called "A View Down-Under". It describes fishing gear, strategies, techniques, char habits and much more. It is packed with useful information to help inform and educate both the seasoned and novice angler.








Monday, March 14th, 2011 . . . . .

Rory Leidecker and crew set out for a week-long trip .. ... 8 Days out of Access #3 ... August 1623, 2010 ... via Ralph Bice, Little trout, Queer, Misty, White Trout, Big Trout, Burntroot, Catfish, Hogan, LaMuir, Big Trout, White Trout, Timberwolf, Misty, Daisy and back.

"After loading the canoe and shoving off onto Manta Lake, we took turns eating lunch. We fueled up on granola bars and GORP. While one person ate, the other kept the canoe in the shade. It was the middle of the day, humid, and uncomfortably hot in the sunlight for two guys so soon after a 750m portage. The longest portage of the day awaited us on the other side of the lake, but there was still plenty of time and daylight for us to reach Hogan Lake, our destination for the day."








Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 . . . . .

Welcome to Sam B., who has started a blog website titled The Algonquin Experience. As a young member of Camp Wendigo, Sam has chalked-up a number of canoe trips in the park. The first such trip on his website is a 5-day loop out of Cache Lake via Tanamakoon, Little Island, Smoke, Canoe, Burnt Island, Otterslide, Happy Isle, Opeongo, Whitegull, Hiram, Redfox, Blackfox, Two Rivers, Madawaska River ... Cache to Opeongo and Back- August 2010.

"The storm picked up once more; and it began to pour as we did dishes. I sat under a canoe with my camp mate, Logan, and waited impatiently for the storm to die off. It was a weekend and we didn't want to find that there were no sites available late in the day on Opeongo."








Monday, March 7th, 2011 . . . . .

Algonquin Adventures is proud to announce that Steve Elms is now the website's official photography 'tech-guy'. Steve has agreed to share his technical photographic knowledge with readers, through this website's forum. Check out his full bio-profile here ...

"I maintain a website and blog where I aim to share the knowledge I have been fortunate to obtain via other professional photographers, education and self initiative. The beauty of the digital era is that we can all learn from each other and share our experiences with the click of a button, or the release of a shutter. I look forward to sharing and learning with the members of this site and encourage everyone to participate the best they can."









Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)