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Catch-all Discussions » Coolest Algonquin Experiences? » Today 12:03 am

1) Every time I listen to total silence in the park it blows me away.  You can stand in the midst of a place that is absolutely bursting with life, yet somehow hear absolutely nothing.  I love that "sound".
2) The first time I ever heard wolves howl.  Made every hair on my body stand up.
3) My first trip, looking at Hambone from the Magnetawan to Hambone portage on a beautiful day.  That was the moment for me when the switch tripped, and I suddenly loved camping.  I wanted to be IN that place.  Very difficult to describe.  37 years ago.
 

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin? No.180 » Yesterday 6:57 pm

rgcmce
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Here's a view looking in the other direction
http://mcelroy.ca/forums/aa20170822.jpg

No campsites on this little body of water.

Trip Planning » Epic Fall trip in A.P.P. » Yesterday 5:42 pm

trippythings
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ATVenture wrote:

JB wrote:

ATV - I was just through Otterslide Creek, going with the current.  But, you should have ZERO problem going against. About 4 Beaver Dam's you may have to sally up to, but the depth is deeper then the 3 previous times I've been through there.

You two are making me HELLISHLY jealous!  I might get out for a day or two in September, but nothing long enough/big enough to satisfy my soul before the "Long White" returns.

Reading this, I just opened my next years planner.  Not sure on doing a Southern Algonquin Trip or try Killarney next year!  Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread!
HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Thanks for the info! :-)
I'm sorry if I make you even more jealous, but I am also leaving on the upcoming Sunday for a 7 day Temagami trip with a few buddies.. should be pretty epic, I'll have just enough time to come home and rest for my long trip. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cool.png

lol again not as long as you, but I'll also be coming back from a trip right before my long September one http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/shout.png


I'll be doing Sept 2nd - 5th, then I'm driving back to Huntsville for work on the 6th, then back in the park from 9th to 16th. Going to be a pretty hectic September.

Also looking at your route above, we won't have any overlap on where we camp but we might cross paths as you mentioned on day 3.

Mine is:

Sept 9 - Sunbeam
Sept 10 - Grassy Bay/White Trout/Big Trout
Sept 11 - Burntroot
Sept 12 - Burntroot
Sept 13 - Big Trout
Sept 14 - Big Trout
Sept 15 - Otterslide/Little Otterslide

As I mentioned I was considering reversing the route, but I just know I'm going to hate the day leaving Sunbeam, double-carrying those 3 consecutive portages - might as well get those out early in the trip and have the rest days in the second half.

Trip Planning » Epic Fall trip in A.P.P. » Yesterday 2:12 pm

ATVenture
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JB wrote:

ATV - I was just through Otterslide Creek, going with the current.  But, you should have ZERO problem going against. About 4 Beaver Dam's you may have to sally up to, but the depth is deeper then the 3 previous times I've been through there.

You two are making me HELLISHLY jealous!  I might get out for a day or two in September, but nothing long enough/big enough to satisfy my soul before the "Long White" returns.

Reading this, I just opened my next years planner.  Not sure on doing a Southern Algonquin Trip or try Killarney next year!  Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread!
HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Thanks for the info! :-)
I'm sorry if I make you even more jealous, but I am also leaving on the upcoming Sunday for a 7 day Temagami trip with a few buddies.. should be pretty epic, I'll have just enough time to come home and rest for my long trip. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/cool.png

Trip Planning » Epic Fall trip in A.P.P. » Yesterday 1:20 pm

JB
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ATV - I was just through Otterslide Creek, going with the current.  But, you should have ZERO problem going against. About 4 Beaver Dam's you may have to sally up to, but the depth is deeper then the 3 previous times I've been through there.

You two are making me HELLISHLY jealous!  I might get out for a day or two in September, but nothing long enough/big enough to satisfy my soul before the "Long White" returns.

Reading this, I just opened my next years planner.  Not sure on doing a Southern Algonquin Trip or try Killarney next year!  Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the thread!
HAVE A GREAT TIME!

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin? No.180 » Yesterday 1:09 pm

vanslyke
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Looking at Mikes Lake after the portage from otter slide?

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin? No.180 » Yesterday 9:45 am

Peek
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Looking at the bottom of Catfish Lake? Facing east but headed north?

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin? No.180 » Yesterday 8:03 am

Ash
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Southern part of Catfish L?  In the marshy area west of the island at Soth end of lake...

Trip Planning » Epic Fall trip in A.P.P. » Yesterday 8:01 am

ATVenture
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http://myatventure.ca/Andrew/Untitled.jpg
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This is what I'm looking at right now.
A few questions - 
1-Travelling from Big Trout to Otterslide via Otterslide Creek. How is the creek this year going against the current? I've read that some low-water seasons can make this a major PIA, but I'm assuming I won't have many issues this year?

2-River between Hogan and La Muir? I've never been there either so I'm wondering how that will be? No notes on Jeff's Map so again I'm assuming no real issues.

3- I heard the 'High Falls' campsites on the Nipissing are great, so there is a good chance I will push on to one of them instead of Robinson. Which one is the nicest? I think I heard the one in the middle?

Trip Planning » Epic Fall trip in A.P.P. » Yesterday 7:25 am

ATVenture
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trippythings wrote:

ATVenture wrote:

I'm thinking about starting my trip on the 7th or 8th.. that be the case and if I do go through with that route we will definitely cross paths somewhere on the first few days.

Let me know what you end up deciding and we can figure out where/when we'll cross paths

Looks like starting on the 9th might be my best option as well. I will drive to Kearney and get my permit and lock my canoe to a tree at the Magnetewan Access point on the 8th, then I will get someone to pick me up at Kiosk so I can leave my car there that evening. On the 9th I will then get a ride with all of my gear back to Magnetewan access to start my trip. Once I confirm the shuttle is do-able on these days I will make a reservation. I decided to start at Mag instead of Rain so I can do the section of the Tim from Queer to Shippagew (I've wanted to do it all summer but Shippagew is always booked!).
This means we should cross paths somewhere on Big Trout or White Trout on day 3 of our trips.

Skills » How to not bust an ankle? » Yesterday 7:18 am

ATVenture
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I ended up purchasing Merrell Phaserbound boots at Ramakko's in Sudbury. The boots weren't on sale unfortunately and were a bit pricey for me (249.99+) but I'd rather cough up the coin vs. break an ankle in the middle of nowhere when I'm on a solo trip. I tried on some Vasque boots as well, which were around the same price, but I prefer the leather vs. the goretex membrane. The lady at Ramakko's was superb! She knew her stuff that's for sure.. so glad I went there instead of SportCheck here in North Bay. I have already done one trip on the new boots (Mag-Misty-White Trout-Timberwolf-Out) and they were great! The difference between the new boots and my old worn out Merrell's was significant. Very happy with my purchase thus far. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

https://drms3v40st3o6.cloudfront.net/f/13593/135938505/merrell-phaserbound-waterproof.jpg


Another factor was the Vibram sole.. my old Merrell's had the same sole (just much older) and you couldn't ask for better grip on wet rocks, roots, etc.

Catch-all Discussions » Anyone want to share a tent? » Yesterday 5:59 am

crewser
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Does hydrogen peroxide work well? My neighbour leaves his trash bins and compost bins outside and now resorts to live trapping his attracted unwelcome guests. Last week he had a skunk in the trap, so no I am afraid that my dog will chase after a visiting skunk and possibly need a similar peroxide treatment.

Catch-all Discussions » Anyone want to share a tent? » Yesterday 3:29 am

Well, I guess it was just a matter of time - they've been all around this summer. Corky got skunked a couple of hours ago when we were out for a late pee. I tied her outside on the balcony while I went to a 24hr Shoppers for some hydrogen peroxide. Two, actually. Apparently a bit of a run on the stuff and I bought them out of their stock. First time Corky's hopped into the tub without debating the subject first. Good thing we are both spending the next four days in the backcountry of Algonquin.

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