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Fishing » American Eel in the Park » 3/20/2017 3:36 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Are you sure they weren't pike?

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin #112 » 3/17/2017 5:47 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Well it's foggy, so obviously it's Fog Lake.

Photos and Videos To Share » Video: Campsite Moose Encounter on Merchant's Lake » 3/15/2017 2:44 pm

I know it isn't but that looks just like the beach at the south end of Crotch.

Where Is This? » Where is this #109 » 3/10/2017 8:58 am

At the Campsite on Bridle?

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 4/27/2016 9:15 am

AlgonquinGuy
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The ice is a problem but it also sounds like the roads in the the interior are also barely/not at all navigable.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 4/14/2016 9:39 am

AlgonquinGuy
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You say yellowcanoe is being punished, that would only be true if he was entitled to use the park and was then being prevented. We have no entitlement. They let us use the park. 

Still, I agree that closing off backpacking trails is stupid.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 4/14/2016 9:13 am

AlgonquinGuy
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Peek wrote:

As with everything else in life, it comes down to punishing everyone for the lack of good judgement of a few.

They aren't punishing anyone. And I would even say it isn't really about the safety of the park visitors. It's about legal risk and potential costs.

I am not saying that it's what I want, but if I was running the park I would probably do it the same way.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 4/14/2016 7:36 am

AlgonquinGuy
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Peek wrote:

4th year in a row.

Geez. Does anyone remember when it wasn't such a nanny state and you could just go camping? Before 2013, I don't ever recall them 'Closing the Backcountry' at ice out time. Correct me if I am wrong, but I simply do not recall this happening - except the last 4 openers.

There are two issues at play here as far as I am concerned.

1. The Park probably opens itself up to liability if people go out on ice that is thinning and fall in/die. People do this all the time, so it will happen.
2. What is the cost of searching for a body of someone who fell through the ice? 

So with those two factors the Park has to decide, "Is it worth it?" Or should we just make them wait until the ice is clear?

Seems like a logical choice to me.

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin #56 » 4/13/2016 8:12 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Ha! I don't have a  clue how to post a picture and I really didn't expect to be right (and then have to post!)

Go for it Rob.

 

Where Is This? » Where in Algonquin #56 » 4/13/2016 12:59 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Based on your hint I know my answer is wrong but it looks just like the Opeongo leading into Crotch Lake.

Catch-all Discussions » Are predictions for ice-out starting yet? » 4/08/2016 12:40 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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The best way to guarantee a late ice out is to book a trip for the Trout opener. So this is, in fact, all your fault.

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