| Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 . . . . .
Barry Bridgeford and Bill Warren recorded their account of a four-day basecamp get-away on Galeairy Lake. Some warm temperatures and building weather combined with some brisk wind and biting bass to make it an enjoyable chance to explore the area .. Barry and Bill at Galeairy Lake - June 2013.
... "Landing the canoe proved to not be feasible around the actual rock point. We found a suitable landing location about fifty yards west of the rock point. It allowed us to either step out on to firm smaller rocks or to step out safetly into the water, also on to small rocks. There was also a small smooth open hillside area on which to pull the canoe up and make the canoe secure. "
| Thursday, July 4th, 2013 . . . . .
Rob Waywell (along with Madeline, Scott and Peter) took a 4-day spring fishing trip to Ralph Bice Lake back in May of this year and has posted his trip-log on his website .. Ralph Bice Trout Fishing.
... "We came back along the south side of the eastern island on the final stretch back to camp and Scott hooked another fish. This one was a 22" Lake Trout which beats the biggest Laker I have ever caught. Peter did a great job helping with the net, complaining the whole time that it wasn't fair since he hasn't caught anything yet!"
| Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 . . . . .
"Gregory4" (from the Algonquin Adventures forum) has submitted his trip-log Hay Lake to Billings Lake of his May 29 – June 1, 2013 solo canoe trip out of Hays Lake to Little Hay, Little Longer, Little Branch and Billings Lakes, and then back out the same way.
... "The creek portions of the route are quite picturesque, and the scenery is always changing. There are great wildlife habitats .. On this trip I saw the usual Algonquin menu of moose, beavers and herons. The portage trails were lovely, with many varieties of ferns and other shrubs, which are a beautiful shade of green this time of year, and nice creeks flowing across or beside."
| Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 . . . . .
Steve Grenier has posted his Algonquin: Big Crow Trip Report of his 3-day canoe trip with his friend, out of the Opeongo Lake access point .. via Proulx, Little Crow and Big Crow Lakes .. to stay two nights at the ranger cabin located there. The trip-log has plenty of great photos, which can be 'clicked-on' for larger versions.
... "On the way back we spotted our third moose feeding at the mouth of river, where it exits to Big Crow Lake. He was actually blocking the section of river that we needed to paddle through – or at least close enough to it that we weren’t willing to try and sneak by. We stopped for a bit and took some photos and video of him."
| Friday, June 14th, 2013 . . . . .
Ian Tendy has posted his May 24 Algonquin Triplog! of his 4-day canoe trip with his buddies, out of the Magnetawan Lake access point. They headed out via Daisy Lake, the Petawawa, to Misty Lake and White Trout Lake .. returning by McIntosh, Timberwolf, Misty, the Petawawa and Daisy Lake. . The trip-log's photos can be 'clicked-on' to get the detailed fullsize originals.
... "We took our time at the bottom of rapids, casting a line into the deeper pools in search of brook trout ... Because of the high water level May is known for, we managed to get through the Petawawa River fairly quickly compared to the first day, and were relieved to find the site directly south of the mouth of the river to be of outstanding quality."
| Friday, June 7th, 2013 . . . . .
"Neeland" is a member of the Algonquin Adventures Forum Group. He's shared the link to his online photo trip-log of his Tom Thomson-Burnt Island Canoe Trip, May 31-June 2 2013.
The trip-log includes 33 photos, 2 video clips and 4 maps .. and is presented in fully-featured Smugmug format! The images can also be viewed as a slideshow. Each image has its own caption ...
... "Wind starts to blow. 10 minutes later all hell breaks loose! Luckily this tarp held in the storm. The other tarp did not...too exposed" ... "Rear of site had a better loading area than the rocky point where I first landed."
| Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 . . . . .
Jeff Burdzy and Luke van Koeverden have just completed the "Meanest Link" this past weekend. Despite spring high water volumes and bad weather, they made it! Details are available on their Facebook page .. www.facebook.com/groups/16984922398/.
For additional information about the "Meanest Link", Algonquin Outfitters has a wealth of background details at .. www.algonquinoutfitters.com/maps/paddling-maps/meanest-link/
| Sunday, May 19th, 2013 . . . . .
Since May 3rd, nine new entries have been made into the Portage Campsite Inventory. These include detailed descriptions of individual backcountry campsites on Litthe Otterslide, Pen, Clydegale, Booth, Little Doe and Shirley Lakes.
For those not familiar with the PCI project, it an inventory of detailed descriptions of individual portages and campsites. It relies heavily on submissions from visitors to the website. This link will take you to the Portage Campsite Inventory.
| Monday, April 15th, 2013 . . . . .
The park has made its latest Fish Stocking List available online.
Whether fishing for Brook Trout or hybrid Splake, you can try your luck in those lakes along the Highway 60 Corridor which are regularly stocked.
This official list details the individual stocked lakes, their locations and the number of stocked fish for each year from 2007 to 2012. Be sure to observe catch limits and the season opening date.
Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)