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Saturday, March 10th, 2012 . . . . .

Congratulations to Rob Waywell. His 8-minute video of his father-son canoe trip to Shirley Lake An Algonquin Adventure has received an honourable mention at the 2012 Waterwalker Film Festival.

In addition to producing this wonderful video, Rob has recently completed a full triplog of the same trip Shirley Lake Canoe Trip and has uploaded it to his website Loon Island Outdoors.

"I caught a Lake Trout fairly early on a trip south down Shirley Lake. It was on a silver hammered William's Wabler and it's the only one that I've caught this trip. Peter caught another Laker on his bottom bouncer rig with the gold hammered Williams Wabler."

Friday, March 9th, 2012 . . . . .

Mike Burns has submitted a triplog of his Winter Trip 2012 - 3 nights on Head Lake in which this February he, Mark Rubino and Scott Rogers hiked from the Cache Lake access point, camped at Head Lake and day-hiked to Harness and Pardee Lakes.

"After breakfast we headed over to see the water falls flowing in from Kenneth Lake. Was a little cold with -10 temps. But, you get warmed up fast snowshoeing. The waterfalls were pretty much frozen-over except for some open water at the very base. Markus and Scott decided to follow the crosscounty ski tracks made the day before. They headed towards the marsh and up towards Kenneth through a valley."

Friday, March 9th, 2012 . . . . .

Markus Rubino has uploaded his Aylen2achray triplog of his 16-day solo canoe trip to his website MarkInThePark.com. It describes in both plentiful writing and photographs, his arduous trip in August of last year, of many miles and many lakes from Aylen Lake to Grand Lake.

".. the steepness of the trail became quite sharp as well the terrain became quite dangerous. A few streams and possibly a spring criss-crossed the trail as it descended steeply. The intervening flow made for a muddy & very slippery trek. I was slowed down to taking one step at a time. At one point a rock I stepped on gave way as it slipped down the slope I was navigating."

Wednesday, Feb. 15th, 2012 . . . . .

Judging of the latest cohosted Algonquin Outfitters / Algonquin Adventures photo contest is complete!

The Fall 2011 photo contest was themed "Fall Colours".

You can check out the official announcement newsletter at ... http://archive.constantcontact.com .

Or, you can view all the entires, winners and honourable mentions at https://plus.google.com .

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2012 . . . . .

Chris "Tripper70" has recently started a blog of some of his Algonquin canoe trips .. Algonquin Voyageur. Chris was introduced to Algonquin at an early age and over the past 20 years has worked in Algonquin Park for one of the outfitters and as a Park Naturalist/Interpreter. The trips included on his blog are ...

"2009 North Tea - Birchcliffe - Gibson - Highview Cabin - Biggar - North Tea"
"2010 Rain Timberwolf Rainbow McCraney Rain"
"2011 Algonquin Spring Fishing Trip Cedar Wendigoes Ravenau Lantern- Bug Iron Wood Carl Wilson".

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 2012 . . . . .

Rob Howes and his friend made a short-notice day-trip to Rain Lake for an enjoyable day of mild October weather. While this quick and short visit to Rain Lake, wasn't an actual backcountry camping trip, it does illustrate the ease with which a visit can be had to backcountry of Algonquin Park .. Rain Lake Day-trip - October 8, 2011 - Access #4

"The afternoon somehow just flew by. We were doing nothing but just sitting on the side of a lake beside a good fire and just enjoying the conversation of a good friend. Before we realized it, the sun was starting to drop and we started thinking about packing up and moving on. With the fire drowned and everything packed, we pushed off around 5:30. We headed straight for the opposite shore, taking our time heading back and exploring the shoreline."

Sunday, Jan. 8th, 2012 . . . . .

Rob Waywell has added a trip-log to his Loon Island Outdoors website. It's of his 4-day Joe Lake Canoe Trip, with his daughter in mid-August of last year. Their trip included day-trips through Liitle Doe Lake to Tom Thomson Lake, and through Baby Joe Lake to Burnt Island Lake. The trip-log includes some enjoyable video clips and a great photo gallery!

"The paddle up the Little Oxtongue River was easier than I had thought it might be. The river is fairly wide without much current and there was lots of water to paddle through. We made it up to Little Doe Lake by 1:30 pm where Madeline finally caught our first (and as it turned out our only) fish of the day, which was a 16" Smallmouth Bass that weighed in just under 2 1/2 lbs. By that time we were almost at the creek that runs into Little Doe from Tom Thomson Lake."

Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)