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Sunday, Sept. 4th, 2011 . . . . .

Andy Wojewodka has submitted a trip-log of his 8-day canoe trip from Access Point # 4. with his brother and nephew. Andy was paddling 'solo' .. in practice for an eventual fully solo trip. They first base-camped on Sawyer Lake .. day-tripping to Jubilee, Juan, Mocassin and Cranebill Lakes. Subsequently, they base-camped back on Rain Lake .. day-tripping to Hot, Islet and Casey Lakes. Access #4: July 15-23, 2011 (3.5 meg. PDF)

"I decided to hike down to Juan Lake. On the way down, I was startled by commotion in the underbrush to my left. Whatever it was, it was headed right towards me! What the heck? Then, no further than 3 feet from of me, appears a Rough Grouse in full strut! From her behavior, it appeared she was challenging me to stay clear of her turf. I didn't want to disturb her, thinking a nest was the reason for this behavior. So, after a quick picture, I continued down the path."

Tuesday Aug. 30th, 2011 . . . . .

Tom Yates and his seven buddies headed in from the Achray accesspoint .. through Stratton, St Andrews, High Falls, Ooze, and Opalescent Lakes .. to finally arrive at Cork Lake. After two nights on Cork Lake, they headed out via Brigham Lake and the Barron Canyon to exit by the Squirrel Rapids ... The Yates Group Return to the Park, August 2 to 7, 2011

"Our last portage of the day was the 730m into Cork Lake. On the portage in, we met a couple coming out. They told us that they were coming out a day earlier than their permit. This meant that with only two sites on the lake, we were going to have the lake to ourselves at least for one day. All the portaging becomes worth it when you arrive at a campsite like we found. I had day tripped here 11 years earlier, so I had some idea. But what a great site! We took the farthest south site and it is spectacular."

Tuesday Aug. 23rd, 2011 . . . . .

Mark and Teresa Steele headed across Hay Lake and into Little Hay Lake for a one-night visit.

"As we arrived at the lone campsite on the lake a pack of wolves howled for over two minutes! They were very close by ... Around dawn the wolves starting howling again! And after they finished a barred owl took over ... On our way out we encountered a family of otters on the creek. Then we hiked to check out Cauliflower Lake."

You can check out Mark's photo-trip-log at Across Hay Lake - Early August, 2011.

Thursday Aug. 4th, 2011 . . . . .

Algonquin Adventures is proud to co-host Algonquin Outfitters' latest photo contest. The subject is “Sunny Days” from Algonquin Park. This includes everything from sunrise to sunset and all the blue sky days in between.

Grand Prize is a $250 AO Gift card.   2nd Prize is a $150 Algonquin Outfitters Gift Card..   3rd Prize is a $100 Algonquin Outfitters Gift Card.

Head on over to the official contest entry site here.

Wednesday, Aug. 3rd, 2011 . . . . .

Algonquin Adventures has officially become a partnership member of Leave No Trace Canada. Already being an individual member of LNT and an active supporter through the Algonquin Backcountry Recreationalists Executive Committee, I've now expanded my support of LNT by this extra commitment.

I encourage all Algonquin Park campers to support both the ABR and LNT .... Algonquin Backcountry Recreationalists and Leave No Trace Canada

Barry Bridgeford .. (Editor of Algonquin Adventures)

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 . . . . .

"Kevin_PR" announced on the Algonquin Adventures forum that he's created an online book of his group's 7 day canoe trip to Linda Lake .. in which they also went on a daytrip loop through Burnt Island and Tom Thomson Lakes, and a daytrip visit to Cannisbay Lake. You can visit the "Picaboo" website to view the book Algonquin Park 2011 Linda Lake

"Along the way we saw some beautiful lakes and several loons. When we arrived at Linda Lake we checked out each of the four campsites and chose the site on the island. We were amazed to find that it had a picnic table. This island is now named Turtle Island."

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 . . . . .

Chris Lawson set out for a solo weekend trip from Brent on Cedar Lake .. heading off via Gull and Varley lakes to Carl Wilson Lake, where he spent his first night .. with his second night back on Cedar Lake. Check out his blog for .. Algonquin Park - Carl Wilson Lake Loop - July 15-17, 2011

"I still can't believe I have this lake all to myself. I half expected to be racing for campsites against massive flotillas of campers with motivational chant-leading counsellors."

"A couple of kilometres paddling brought me to the 1070m between Carl Wilson and Little Cauchon. It's pretty much flat. I can see why the man at the Brent Store ever so gently suggested doing a there-and-back via this route, rather than the loop I chose."

Monday, July 11th, 2011 . . . . .

Yesterday, Mark Rubino and a group of five other trippers started out on part of "The Meanest Link". The trip started from north of Huntsville eastward via the Big East River. It will be continuing north via McCraney Creek, by the lakes .. McCraney, Little McCraney, Rain, Casey, Daisy, Ralph Bice, David, Mubwayaka, Pugawagun, Pezheki, Iago, Papukiwis, Manu, Shawshaw, Tim, Chibiabos, Indian Pipe, West Koko Pond, Big Bob, Nipissing River, Cedar .. then by the Petawawa River, Radiant, Petawawa R., Francis, Crow River, Lavieille, Hardy Bay, Dickson, Bonfield, Wright .. ending at Opeongo Lake.

Upon their return in 15 days, it is expected that Mark will be updating his blog at www.MarkInThe Park.com. And, for more details regarding "The Meanest Link", check out the Algonquin Outfitters website at www.algonquinoutfitters.com

Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)