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Trip Planning » Booth lake » 9/07/2022 10:01 pm

Are the bugs gone yet?

Trip Planning » 75%. This could take a while » 6/22/2021 11:55 am

AlgonquinGuy
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As of today, Canadians 12+ are vaccinated at 75.4% and fully vaccinated at 22.9%. We're on pace to have everyone who wants to be vaccinated fully vaccinated by mid August.

But don't take my word for it.

https://trevortombe.github.io/covidgraphs/

 

Catch-all Discussions » ice out 2019 - too early to discuss? » 5/10/2019 2:47 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/news/ice-out.php#delayed_opening

Due to strong winds, warm temperatures and rain, ice conditions have changed dramatically since the afternoon flight on Wednesday May 8th.We are partially opening the backcountry/interior for First Come First Served canoeing permits today, Friday May 10th, to ice free lakes in the immediate area of opened access points.All access points are open starting today, except for 6 – Smoke Lake, 8 – Cache Lake, 14 – Hollow River-Dividing Lake, 16 – Kingscote Lake, 23 – Lake Travers and 24 – Bissett Creek Road. Staff at the permit offices will have more details about which lakes are open.No reservations for backcountry canoeing will be accepted until Wednesday May 15th.We remind everyone that spring conditions mean increased risk due to high water, cold water, ice covered lakes and unmaintained portages. Some lakes in Algonquin remain partially ice covered and shifting winds may create a navigation hazard. Water temperatures remain near freezing and submersion could quickly become a life-threatening situation. Always wear a PFD or life jacket and stay close to shore. Do not take risks and paddle according to your skill level. Portages may be flooded or partially snow covered. Expect to encounter significant winter deadfall on most routes.The Petawawa River system is at historically high levels, extreme caution is required if using this system and only very experienced paddlers should be attempting to navigate.[i]Campsite reservation holders with arrival dates up to and including Tuesday, May 14th will be contacted and offered a full refund or the possibility to change their reservation with no penalty, depending on availability. If your reservation has an arrival date up to and including Tuesday, May 14th, please contact the Ontario Parks Reservations Call Centre at 1-888-668-7275 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time to cancel or change y

Catch-all Discussions » ice out 2019 - too early to discuss? » 5/10/2019 1:31 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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breed85 wrote:

As of about 20 minutes ago AO has announced that it is officially Ice OUT on Opeongo.

And now common sense appears to be prevailing. 

Algonquin is opening up interior permits for ice free lake at certain access points starting today.
 

Catch-all Discussions » ice out 2019 - too early to discuss? » 5/09/2019 3:03 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Hold on to your butts...

Algonquin Park just tweeted: We are continuing to monitor conditions and ice seems to be deteriorating faster than expected. Keep monitoring our website and social media accounts for potential updates.

Equipment » Jeff's Maps - Can they be loaded on Garmin GPS or Samsung S7 (Android) » 4/22/2019 7:15 am

AlgonquinGuy
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The website for the original Jeffs Map seems to be down. I guess Not-Jeff wasn't paying his bills.

Catch-all Discussions » Funny / Strange Lake Names? » 3/12/2019 8:39 am

AlgonquinGuy
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Does anyone know how Crotch Lake got it's name?

Trip Planning » Total Fire Ban for Backcountry effective July 10, 2018 » 7/10/2018 1:01 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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If APP is on a fire ban you shouldn't be using mosquito coils. Period.

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 4/30/2018 10:12 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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sdmoulto wrote:

http://i63.tinypic.com/33ergg3.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/29ln66f.jpg
Top- Lake Opeongo April 24, 2018
Bottom - Lake of Two Rivers - April 24, 2018

Lake of Two Rivers could be opening up any day now and quickly, while Opeongo looks like it could be quite different by the weekend. Its going to be close folks!

Sean

Nope. Not different. Much of the same.

Catch-all Discussions » 2018 Ice Out Predictions? » 3/08/2018 4:00 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Posting to nobody in particular. In 2016 the ice was completely off Simcoe on March 30th.

Ice out for Opeongo was May 1st 2016 IIRC.

Where In Algonquin? » Where in Algonquin 232 » 2/23/2018 10:19 am

Apparently I need to get photoshop.

Crotch is correct.

Where In Algonquin? » Where in Algonquin 231 » 2/22/2018 10:04 am

Booth from McCarthy's creek

Trip Reports » My Failed Trip to Clover Lake - Video » 2/13/2018 2:03 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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Obviously you didn't book Upper or Lower specticle but why didn't you check them out and see if there was a site to stay on for the night? 

I would have gone that route rather than go home.

Equipment » How do ya portage that? » 10/31/2017 12:50 pm

AlgonquinGuy
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PaPaddler wrote:

I'm just glad the word yolk didn't make it into this thread.  Hate that.

Agreed, the yolk is the worst part of the egg. 

Board footera

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