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Friday, January 10th, 2014 . . . . .

Brandon Peek has added a trip-log to his TOURduPARK.com website. TR 17 "The Barron Canyon to Greenleaf Lake" describes his spring-time 8-day solo canoe trip out of Achray .. downstream to the Barron Canyon and then back upstream to Greenleaf Lake. Brandon's writing style is very frank, sharing his experience in a very generous and introspective way.

"Then out of the bush, not more than 15 feet in front of me, the beast skids to a stop. It was the largest eastern grey wolf I have ever seen, aside from television. There was nothing between us. I do not think he was expecting to run into me, judging by the way he skidded to a stop upon seeing me. I still had my knife in my hand from carving my name, and I had a death grip on it. We stared at each other."

Friday, January 10th, 2014 . . . . .

Five more campsite descriptions have been added to the Portage Campsite Inventory.

Tattler Lake CS #1 . . . Joe Lake CS #10
Burnt Island Lake CS #28 . . Burnt Island Lake CS #30 . . Burnt Island Lake CS #30

They can be viewed either by their direct links (above), or through the PCI Section menu system.

Monday, January 6th, 2014 . . . . .

Jason Irwin (aka "Tumblehome") has uploaded an amazing 4-part video of a 7-day solo canoe trip he took last September. He headed out of Canoe Lake and looped through Joe, Burnt Island, Sunbeam and Tom Thomson Lakes. The video is titled Sunbeam Dreams and The Carolyn Jane. Jason's camera and production skills make this an outstanding video experience.

Part 1: http://youtu.be/FJfuw3yrAN4 . . . Part 2: http://youtu.be/TjRjruCAn6s
Part 3: http://youtu.be/x-4TlF1Ebk8 . . . . Part 4: http://youtu.be/Q8n6k4jvX4g

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 . . . . .

Sept 1 - 14, 2012 Meanest Link Part Two is the new account posted by Scott Rogers (on his website SmedleyCo.com) of his canoe trip (along with Markus, Jeffrey, John and Mark) from Huntsville to Lake Opeongo.

The trip included a detour loop north by way of Drummer and West Harry Lakes, further west to the Big East River .. and then returning east through Pincher and Potter Lakes and south back to Canoe Lake.

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 . . . . .

TOURduPARK.com is the new home for trip-reports written and created by Brandon Peek. Here, you will soon find detailed accounts of his various canoe trips through Algonquin Park. The trips range from day trips or single night trips, to extended solo trips of 16 days or more. Each trip report will have a photo collection associated with it, maps of the areas covered day by day and other information related to the trip.

The website already contains a substantial Historic Algonquin section, with detailed descriptions of the park's ranger cabins, ruins, artifacts and historical timeline.

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 . . . . .

Joe Zaleski (aka PaPaddler) has submitted a trip-log of his September 2013 Brent Loop, which he and his wife completed a 5-day 76 kilometer canoe trip out of the Brent Access Point, via Cedar, Petawawa, Catfish, Narrowbag, Perley, Burntroot, Robinson, Whiskey Jack, Nipissing, and back to Cedar.

.."In short order we made it through to the longest portage of the trip and one with the greatest elevation change as well the 2345 meter with nearly a 60 meter elevation gain by the halfway point. We attempted to single carry but as we hit the incline of the steepest section I was forced to drop my heavy pack and only take the canoe to the top of the hill."

Friday, November 8th, 2013 . . . . .

This past week, 11 new campsite descriptions by Barry Bridgeford were added to the Portage Campsite Inventory.

The campsite additions were ...

Lake Louisa campsites #3, #4, #6, #8, #9, #10 .. plus Shirley Lake campsites #2, #3, #6, #7, #8.

Thursday, November 7th, 2013 . . . . .

Back in June, Kevin Callan and his pal Andy Baxter, completed their "Once Around Algonquin" canoe trip. It was a 16 day canoe trip, following Algonquin Outfitters' Meanest Link.

Kevin has now uploaded the final component of his video account of the trip. The links to the complete set of the videos are ..

Part One . . Part Two . . Part Three . . Part Four . . Part Five

Thursday, October 31st, 2013 . . . . .

Between October 19th and 30th, 10 new additions were added to the Portage Campsite Inventory by Chris Taylor and Barry Bridgeford.

The campsite additions were .. Booth Lake campsites #3, #4, #5, #7 and #8 .. Opalescent Lake campsite #5 .. Little Trout Lake campsites #11 .. and Big Trout Lake campsite #27.

The portage additions were .. the Farm to Kitty Lake portage .. and the Booth to Kitty Lake portage.

Barry Bridgeford (Site-editor)