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Trip Planning » A way to find available number of campsites with the new system! » 6/30/2020 9:43 am

Rob
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Do not forget to drop a note to the Minister of the Environment, conservation and Parks, Jeff Yurek and let him know how you feel.

Ministry office
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
5th Floor
777 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
M7A 2J3
Tel.416-314-6790

Constituency office
Suite 201
750 Talbot St.
St. Thomas, ON
N5P 1E2
jeff.yurekco@pc.ola.org
Tel.519-631-0666
Fax519-631-9478
Toll free1-800-265-7638

Trip Planning » Talk to me about Unicorn Hill » 6/06/2020 10:03 pm

Rob
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trippythings wrote:

Peek wrote:

Luckless to Nipissing is fine, Nipissing to Luckless is worse than unicorn hill.

That's not possible, it doesn't even have a fancy name.




Rob wrote:

Been across it twice from Hogan, booth times double carries. The first time it was 104 plus the humidex.
That being said it not a bad walk. Ya the fist bit leaving Hogan is a bit of a climb but hump your gear to the top and then enjoy what I found to be a rather nice walk in the woods.

Which portage are you referring to? I'm talking about the 2.3km leading into Catfish

 
Oops wrong unicorn hill. I was thinking of Hogan to Big Crow.
That's what I get for just skimming a post.

Trip Planning » Talk to me about Unicorn Hill » 6/06/2020 6:52 pm

Rob
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Been across it twice from Hogan, booth times double carries. The first time it was 104 plus the humidex.
That being said it not a bad walk. Ya the fist bit leaving Hogan is a bit of a climb but hump your gear to the top and then enjoy what I found to be a rather nice walk in the woods.

Trip Planning » Where are you supposed to be? » 5/17/2020 10:47 am

Rob
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North Shore of Superior

Trip Planning » Change Fees » 4/23/2020 5:21 pm

Rob
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JoeScmoe wrote:

Here's a separate question... Somewhat unrelated, but I didn't want to start a new thread.

Does the backcountry pass give the users access to any of the car camping facilities? It'd be nice to use the showers in some of the campgrounds before heading home.

In the Adirondacks where I usually camp, we'll often pay the day use fee in a developed campground after coming out of the backcountry, just to use the showers. The long ride home is SO much nicer.

To the best of my knowledge a valid camping permit, interior or developed is good as a day pass in any Ontario Park and expires at 10PM.
So the day you leave your permit is still valid and you can use it to grab a shower. When coming out of the West side we have stopped in Arrowhead a few times for a shower and never had a problem, and yes the Warden glanced at my permit as we were chatting.
Now the looks you get from the trailer crowd when you get out of the car after a 10 day trip is priceless. Especially if they are down wind.

Equipment » Solo or Tandem Canoe? » 4/14/2020 8:56 pm

Rob
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MartinG wrote:

ShawnD wrote:

.. a small tandem is a clear option but it also sounds like you pack quite heavy. Could you get 2 people and all your gear is a smaller tandem for an extended trip. ? If you think you could ...bingo.

 
I forgot about all that camera gear you carry. I think you should get this

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-canot-kayak-paddle-board/laval-rive-nord/canoe-freighter-21-feet/1496064721

That is just too tempting. Probably a good thing right now they would turn me back at the Quebec border.
 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA357 » 4/13/2020 8:05 am

Rob
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Just a guess
Traverse

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 343 » 3/28/2020 8:26 am

Rob
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Staying in the house starting to get to you a bit Barry.
Nothing wrong with an aerial views.  W.I.A is the only thing keeping this forum going, why screw with the only thing generating traffic

Where In Algonquin? » WiA #342 » 3/23/2020 10:12 pm

Rob
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Penn lake?????

Trip Planning » Norway Lake from Highway 60 » 3/13/2020 1:18 am

Rob
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In 2014 I put in on the North side of the highway and paddled under the bridge, There was a bit of a beaver dam I believe on the North side. 

Campsite Cooking » Dehydrating Rice » 12/18/2019 9:25 pm

Rob
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I refuse to use minute rice or spend 45 minutes cooking rice at camp so just cook it at home, spread it as thin as possible and dehydrate.add hot water at camp and go. Just be sure to measure the volume before and after dehydrating. The difference is the amount of water needed to reconstitute later

Trip Planning » How heavy do you load your packs? » 8/28/2019 8:29 pm

Rob
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I think my record was 97lbs for a 17 day solo with food.
Oh at the time i weighed 170lbs dressed lol.
And yes I double carried going back for the canoe.
It may have been heavy but i ate well and was comfortable.

Trip Planning » Late Fall Back-Country Permits - How and Where? » 8/17/2019 8:54 pm

Rob
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If there is just 1 Or 2 Of you and you want an early start, you can call in the day before and just eat the cost of the extra night.

Trip Planning » Late Fall Back-Country Permits - How and Where? » 8/17/2019 11:32 am

Rob
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East or West gate and if that is not convenient then you can call them and pay over the phone by credit card your day of entry and they will give you a permit number to display on your dash. Oh I believe the office opens at 9.

Board footera

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