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Trip Planning » Petawawa River / Otterslide Creek Water levels » 8/12/2020 11:39 am

IanTendy
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My friend lives in Kearney and reports very low water on the Mag this year around his property.  I've read reports in the past where people had to line it.  It was a bit high in June though, so you might be okay.
I would suggest taking the "long route" from Mag to Queer and portaging south to Little Misty if it's applicable to your route.  All those portages are a breeze, and the long one is really well maintained.  Even saw some moose from it in June.

Trip Planning » Kiosk loop! » 8/11/2020 12:31 pm

IanTendy
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Great notes, thanks!
Also seconding a need for details on Lost Light!  I'm not holding my breath for Jeff to drop his delicious cartography just before I head out.

Trip Planning » Kiosk loop! » 8/11/2020 9:35 am

IanTendy
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Hi again,

It's been a bit of a year trying to coordinate a trip but come heck of high water I'm heading into the park.

I just booked:
-Kiosk -> Manitou by way of Amable du Fond
-Rest
-Rest
-Manitou - > 3 Mile by way of the 2900m portage
-Rest
-3 Mile -> Maple 
-Rest
-Out by way of Maple Creek

Was thinking about taking a trip out to the falls by North Tea but other than that I've got no real set plans.  Anyone got any secret vistas or favorite spots along this route?

As always, feel free to stop by if you're in the area.  We're travelling with a grey canoe and will have a Canada flag out front of our site.

Thanks,

Ian

Trip Planning » Lake La Muir and Hogan Lake Campsites » 8/06/2020 9:09 am

IanTendy
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Here's a couple vids which might be of some use:
Skip to 13:30 here to see an island site on Hogan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVspcY2-h5E

La Muir site survey, basically agrees with everyone but has an in-depth look at what seems to be the popular site - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HQNCAGW_48
 

Trip Planning » Fees » 6/21/2020 8:47 am

IanTendy
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I wonder what constitutes a "trailer?"  If I ratchet-strapped my buddy's car behind my van just thru to the parking lot, would that be 1 vehicle?

Just gotta play the game right?

Trip Planning » Fees » 6/19/2020 8:59 pm

IanTendy
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Fun fact, now they're charging for additional cars that are being parked in the lot.  Never had that before, but the 8 day trip I've got over Civic holiday was going to be another 75$.

Gotta pay for the updates to the system I guess...

Trip Reports » Access #3 to Misty, then Little Trout Lake » 6/13/2020 9:51 pm

IanTendy
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Good point on the rangers.  These folks seemed to be travelling light and fast, so who knows?

As for the sentiment with the first line, I'm more putting it there for posterity.  I tend to write these more for myself, and reread them occasionally years later.  Here's hoping it can become something we look back on and can go "oh yeah, that WAS crazy".

Trip Reports » Access #3 to Misty, then Little Trout Lake » 6/13/2020 2:17 pm

IanTendy
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Hi folks,
It was great to get back out there.  I think we missed the lions share of the bugs.  It was a wonderful time to be in the park.

Here's an account with hi res pics:
https://iantendy.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/first-post-pandemic-trip-june-2020/

Video log is in the works, but I'm away from the computer that has all the editing software for a few days.

Thanks,

Ian

Trip Planning » How are the bugs? » 6/13/2020 1:18 pm

IanTendy
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I came out on the 9th, and it seemed like it was to time of the mosquito on Magnetewan.  Blackflies got hammered by a cold snap late last week.  The bugs were a lot better this week than around Canada day last year.

Trip Planning » June 1 opening » 5/30/2020 10:50 am

IanTendy
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https://giphy.com/explore/oh-my-god-okay-its-happening
Oh yeah, baby!

Trip Planning » Information on island campsite on LaMuir near portage to Big Trout » 3/22/2020 1:13 pm

IanTendy
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Here's a link to what I've got.  Not a lot on the island, but you can see that you'd be missing out on a great view as opposed to other site.  Beautiful lake.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HQNCAGW_48&feature=youtu.be

Trip Planning » Algonquin Park Closed till at least April 30 » 3/20/2020 12:20 pm

IanTendy
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At least if nothing else, Algonquin will get a little bit "wilder" as there are less people coming through...?  Looking for any silver lining I can find these days.

Trip Planning » Information on island campsite on LaMuir near portage to Big Trout » 3/20/2020 12:16 pm

IanTendy
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I was there last summer, it looked really tucked away.  Not as great as the on north of it on "land". 

That site is much more open, and has a lovely beachfront.  Unfortunately, I remember the bugs being really bad on it.

I've got a vid detailing the sites we went by on LaMuir in my camera pile.  I'll see if I can't get it editted together soonish and post it here.

Trip Planning » Algonquin Park Ice Out 2020 Contest - Algonquin Outfitters » 2/24/2020 9:10 am

IanTendy
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I've been in the park in and around ice out for a number of years (or at least as close as I can get).  As soon as ice is off the bigger lakes (Opeongo, Kiosk, Cedar, Canoe) and things get passable they will issue permits.  A few years ago we had to portage around a big block of ice blocking access to Hambone but it was gone the next day.

Be very careful when canoeing around ice out dates.  I know it's been said a million times, but cold water will absolutely kill you.  Numerous times I've come out of the park in May and found out someone has died flipping a rental without a lifejacket.  Wear a LJ and don't go out in huge water, alright?

Stay safe kids.

Trip Planning » new reservation system » 2/20/2020 9:22 am

IanTendy
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I just wanted to be able to print out my permits at home...

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