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Where In Algonquin? » WIA 391 » 7/14/2020 7:31 am

Osler Marsh portage along the Nipissing? The P850

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 378 » 6/08/2020 8:00 am

Is that Misty? Possibly the campsite in the west side of the lake.

Great shot btw!

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 373 » 5/25/2020 10:01 am

Based on the hint... I'm going to assume the shot was taken from the shore of a ranger cabin (great shot btw!)
Is it the Crooked Chute Ranger Cabin?

Trip Planning » First trip post lockdown » 4/19/2020 9:28 pm

Good idea AlgonquinLakes - much better than us all lamenting the fact the Park is closed ATM...

I had 3 trips planned.
Mid-May - Fishing and Wildlife trip with my wife/dog from Access #3. Night One - Ralph Bice; Night Two - Little Trout Lake; Night Three - Daisy Lake
Late July/Early August - Annual Guys Trip - 5 day loop out of Cedar. Night One - Catfish; Night Two/Three Burntroot; Night Four - WhiskeyJack or High Falls on the Nip; Night 5 - Plumb Creek Junction.
Early Fall/Late Sept Group Trip - Either Ragged or Pen Lakes. Usually 2 to 3 nights dependent on weather and how many in the group.

My guess is trip #1 is cancelled. I really hoping trip #2 is a go because that's all new areas to my guys and I.

As a geologist I can't believe I hadn't heard about the Brent Crater until the markinthepark series! I'm definitely looking forward to that.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 359 » 4/17/2020 3:03 pm

Ralph Bice? The island with the cluster of campsites?

Trip Reports » Late September 2019 Trip - Mark in the Park Season 2 » 3/25/2020 7:53 pm

Whelp. Perfect, I know what I'm doing this evening. Awesome filming and timing!
Cheers Matt.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 327 » 2/21/2020 9:38 am

Based on the background rolling hills.... Hornbeam Lake?


Trip Planning » new reservation system » 2/19/2020 12:01 pm

LOL @ Shawn D's response. Is the OSRRG offering beverages and snacks?

In all seriousness, call in your reservations and let them know how horrendous the system is while completing your booking. The ON Parks phone operators are aware their system is garbage and I made sure to highlight my personal experience while booking my 2 reservations thus far this year.

I believe in an earlier thread someone highlighted the fact that discussions over the phone with local MPP's will help. I would suggest contacting the MECP minister, Mr. Jeff Yurek, to highlight the dissatisfaction we're all having with how our environment, conservation efforts, and park management is being conducted under the current regime.

Trip Planning » Tim Lake Access » 2/02/2020 3:36 pm

Little late to the party but...
We were in via Tim River last July. They were re-grading and placing granular along the access road. Also, they paved (tar and chip) a section of the road that occurs during a steep slope portion of the access road. It seemed quite recently cared for but there were a few rockier sections so caution is still the best bet. We accessed it with a Ford Edge and a Tucson

Trip Planning » Catfish/Burntroot/Nipissing Route - In Which Direction? » 1/14/2020 12:36 pm

Thanks for the responses all! It's much appreciated to someone who has yet to access out of Cedar Lake.

Martin - excellent point about the Nip water levels. I plan to do the full Nip (from Big Bob to Cedar) next 2021 Spring with a fishing buddy.  I was not a fan of the Tim during low water levels in 2019 so I will try to stick to 'Gonq rivers in the Springtime. Thanks.

Evan - love yours videos! I believe I saw you do this prospective loop in one of your videos? Thanks!
What's your go to single-malt? My personal favourite is a Lagavulin. 

Bo - You''re quite the Algonquin royalty sir! Thanks for the trout fishing pointers - we will hopefully put them to good use! Great point about using Lynx Lake instead of Catfish to stay away from the 'crowds'. We may be a bit louder group as we're 4-6 people and we don't want to inhibit others' Algonquin experience. 

Eddy - great point about not gunning for a specific campsite. We've all been skunked a few times on certain lakes and it does smart if you've been anticipating it for months! 

Trip Planning » Catfish/Burntroot/Nipissing Route - In Which Direction? » 1/13/2020 4:00 pm

Thanks Eddy for the info. 

Yes, as you stated my biggest obstacles would either be the Unicorn Hill portage or the 1930m between Remona and the Nip.

At this time, we're probably going to go Cedar -> Catfish -> Burntroot -> Nip (Plumb Junction) but I just wanted to canvas AA'ers. Our group has never gone out of Access 27 (we're all from SWO so the driving distance usually deters us) 

Trip Planning » Catfish/Burntroot/Nipissing Route - In Which Direction? » 1/13/2020 12:57 pm

Hope everyone is having a successful winter. The mild weather in SWO has me pining for an early ice out in APP and several trips into the interior this year. Let's hope the bugs won't be as bad as the 2019 season!

Question about one of my prospective trips planned for the 2020 season....

My usual 'guys' trip will be going out of Cedar Lake this year. We want to hit Burntroot, Catfish, and the Nipissing River along our route with possibly of adding another night on one of the high elevation spring fed lakes (Whiskeyjack or Robinson)

Do you suggest going up the Petawawa and down the Nipissing? Or going up the Nipissing and down the Petawawa? Our guys trip consists of 4-6 able bodied younger (late 20's early 30's) gents who have all been the Park several times.

Thanks in advance all! 


Trip Planning » Early June trip » 1/08/2020 8:41 am

Hi Mike, sorry about late to the party here but..

3 buddies of mine and myself did your prospective days 1 through 3 this past July.
Lots of good information in this thread - I just want to add in a few points for your consideration.

- Don't camp on Shah. Campsites are 'meh' and after the monotony of the Tim River you'll want to camp and travel through some large lakes with wind (especially in June!). I'd suggest carrying on to Misty Lake for your second night. Misty is beautiful and will shorten up your next few days. Rosebary to Misty took us 6.5 ish hours with double portaging and lolly-gagging in the Tim River because of low water/beaver dams.
- On Misty go for PCI #17. One of my favourites in the Park!
- On your night 3, camp on Daisy Lake near the Ralph Bice portage and it will cut down on your travel time for day 4. (take that portage up to Ralph and David Lake instead of down through Hambone, etc.)

If you want little bit more information give me a PM. Enjoy! The bugs will be terrible on the Tim during June so, as many here have said, have a bug shelter or keep to camping on the lakes, cheers.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 311 » 12/31/2019 2:03 pm

rgcmce wrote:

Downstream of the Natch, upstream of Schooner Rapids

Rgcmce has it!

This photo was taken after our day on the rapids at the campsite just east of the Natch. Photo taken looking downstream towards the schooner raps.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 311 » 12/30/2019 12:22 am

Further downstream, near to a well photographed area.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 311 » 12/21/2019 10:18 pm

It is the Pet but much further downstream.

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