| Tuesday, October 28, 2014 . . . . .
"Darren Placido and Mark Highfield" have put together their The Unofficial Algonquin Park Brent Run website, originally designed to document their experience and to share it with others. Over this coming winter, they'll be shifting its focus, so that it's more of an information site for people looking for (and hopefully sharing) Brent Run information.
"Thanks to everyone who was patient while we put this video together. Mark gets all the credit for the editing and the hours that he spent putting this together. We hope that everyone enjoys this just as much as we enjoyed our 39 hour trip! ... The Brent Run Video
| Tuesday, October 21, 2014 . . . . .
Over the past week, there have been thirteen additions to the Portage and Campsite Inventory.
Chris Taylor has submitted campsite descriptions from Kioshkokwi Lake - Campsites #4, #5, #6, and #7 .. from Clydegale Lake - Campsite #4 .. from Big Thunder Lake - Campsite #1 .. from Maple Lake -Campsite #1 .. and from Waterclear Lake - Campsite #1.
| Sunday, September 28, 2014 . . . . .
Maegan M. has posted a couple of recent trip-logs on her blog ... Algonquin in Three Days: Ralph Bice, David, and Mubwayaka .. and .. Algonquin in Six Days: Misty, Timberwolf, McIntosh and Moccasin Lakes .
"The David Lake portage was incredibly difficult to find. We paddle past it and only discovered our mistake as we crossed a campsite on shore. We turned and hugged the shoreline; only noticing the portage when we were on top of it. The trees hang over the water, making it hard to find. The portage starts steep and than levels out. Shayn and my mom started out with the kayak and I was going to take the canoe across the 620m portage. I couldn’t find a balance going up hill with the canoe and the kayak was cumbersome, so we elected to leave the kayak behind."
| Saturday, September 20, 2014 . . . . .
On July 14th, Ivy and Irene Lee started out for their 'first ever canoe trip' Ivy and Irene's Canoe Trip To Rock and Pen Lakes. They headed out for two nights on Pen Lake and one on Rock Lake.
"At first it looked like we had found our home for two nights, but as we approached, I noticed the beige coloured canoe flipped up on the beach. Bah! Who makes canoes in neutrals?! They're so hard to spot from a distance! Now I was really starting to fret. If the last two sites at the southern end were taken or less than impressive, then we'd have to make a really tough call, settle or paddle back to the closed in sites further north. With that in mind, we pressed on."
| Sunday, September 7, 2014 . . . . .
Bob & Diana McElroy have developed a unique map resource which they have added to their website Bush Log and Notes. It's entitled Algonquin Gazetteer. The resource includes layers of a couple of versions of Jeff McMurtrie's Algonquin Map.
"Find the location of many geographical, physical, and other features of Algonquin Park. Choose the desired feature from the lists below the map. (It is probably easiest to use your browser's search function -- usually crtl-f.) Then click on the link to take you back to the map with the feature marked. Different map views (layers) may be selected via the drop-down menu at the top righthand corner of the map."
| Saturday, August 30, 2014 . . . . .
Mike Burr has submitted the trip-log of his 6-day canoe trip with his four kids, his brother and his daughter .. North Tea Lake - Aug. 18-23, 2014.
"I awoke at 4am on Thursday to a steady downpour. It poured rain until about noon and then off and on the rest of the day. We spent most of the day hunkered under tarps or in tents playing cards, telling stories etc. We did go for a walk in the woods around the island…lots of mushrooms and small critters. Even the slugs took shelter that day ..."
| Wednesday, August 20, 2014 . . . . .
The Dawson Brothers have posted a trip-log of their August four-day get-away to Booth Lake. With changed campsites and day-trips to Mole and Godda Lakes, they were able to enjoy some great weather and fishing .. Trip #22 Booth Lake August 2014.
"... we heard something up ahead on the shoreline. I grabbed my camera and signaled to Mike to slowly paddle to the shore about 100' away. We both expected to see a moose but to our surprise a bear cub rolled out of the brush and into the shallow water on the shore. Just then the bushes rustled again and a large female bear stood up and stared us down with her nose in the air and her ears perked up."
| Saturday, August 2, 2014 . . . . .
Gaye Clemson has published her new book "Canoe Tripping In Algonquin Park, Then and Now". As another special Algonquin book by Gaye, it provides insights into how canoe tripping in Algonquin Park has changed and yet not changed over the last 110 years.
"In Sept. 1903, Ernest Machado, his brother Jose, brother-in-law Alfred Whitman and three rangers headed out from Canoe Lake on a 12-day canoe trip through the Algonquin wilderness. In the summer of 2013, the author and four companions repeated this trip with a view to contrast and compare the experiences. Earlier that summer, two young women attempted a marathon trek with a goal to trip from Canoe Lake to Brent and back in less than 24 hours ... three different canoe tripping experiences that are connected in time in so many ways."
| Friday, August 1, 2014 . . . . .
As of today, Bob "Kayak Camper" has posted triplog accounts of the first three days of his six-day early July solo trip Opeongo-Catfish Loop .. an enjoyable mix of text narration and video clips. Be sure to revisit his blog Kayak Camper in the days ahead, for the balance of the trip.
"Catfish Lake was as beautiful as I had hoped. It probably didn't hurt that after an entire day of overcast skies, the sun made an appearance just as the Catfish opened up before me. Open water and windy weather allowed me to take off my head netting for the first time since I left Burntroot. At the recommendation of a fellow Algonquin Adventures forum poster, the campsite on Shangri La Island was my hoped-for destination."
| Thursday, July 24th, 2014 . . . . .
The Dawson Brothers have updated their blog with four triplogs .. their Ralph Bice, Daisy Lake loop May 30 2014 .. Rock Lake September 2012 .. October 2013 Tom Thompson, McIntosh, Brule, Potter Creek .. and their Smoke to Bonnechere and Ragged August 5th-8th 2013.
"This section of our trip in was starting to get secluded. Not as many canoes around and still the sun was shining down on us. The wind had just started to show itself as we headed around the horn towards the west end of the lake. As we rounded the horn and headed down the channel to the south section of the lake the light wind was at our backs so we didn't even have to paddle down the channel."