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Trip Planning » Maps » 9/10/2020 6:52 am

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MartinG wrote:

I have tried extensively to get the maps off my android device. I can't find them. Not saying it is impossible, just beyond a casual look around. Avenza intentionally hides or encrypts any files downloaded through the Avenza Store.

That said someone has figured it out. God knows when but I got the Temagami map this way. Here it is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11SwXX7k_-XrX1go_AI2kcxhnjTdA3Fr5/view?usp=sharing (225mb)  

I currently have 4 Android phones in my house as well as 1 IPhone with Jeffs maps loaded on Avenza.. I tried everything i know of on all devices to find the actual map files to no avail.

Trip Planning » Maps » 9/03/2020 7:28 pm

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TrevaH wrote:

Just tried this and got all 3 on my android, Thanks alot, thought I was screwed when my old phone broke. (had no account for avenza and imported via URL)

What browser did you copy that link into on your Android device?
Edit - I got it to work with a little trouble shooting. I got an error when i entered the URL into the APP on my Android phone. I then tried my girlfriends IPhone and it worked no problem. I then decided to log into my account on her IPhone so it would be in my "dowload history" so I could try it that way on my Android. Then to my surprise it did not work any more on her IPhone. Then I logged out of my account on my Android and it worked great.
Moral of the story - It wont work if you are logged in when you enter the URL!
 

Equipment » Canoe pack » 8/05/2020 5:43 am

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I have been using one of the AO canoe packs for 4-5 years now. The shoulder straps are badly fraying/separating in a few spots already but I am hard on my gear. I put a decent amount of Gorilla tape over the damaged straps on a 2 week trip 2 falls ago and I haven't removed the tape to inspect since but I can tell you it is still holding.
 

Trip Planning » Lake La Muir and Hogan Lake Campsites » 8/02/2020 9:14 am

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trippythings wrote:

@ATV thanks for all that info. What do you like about the site in the bay to Luckless - is it just that it's secluded from the rest of the lake? 

I stayed on Anchor Island the one time I've been to Burntroot and loved the site. Since I'm planning on coming from the north I'd probably take a northern island site if available and spend a few hours paddling around that half of the lake.

I've had my eye on Whiskey Jack / Robinson before but I don't really have the extra days. My plan as of now is 10 nights starting from Canoe, so it's a pretty long trek to these lakes already and I'd like to keep 2 rest days as buffer since there might be some unforeseen surprises thrown my way with 11 days total.

I could start from Brent instead, which was my initial plan, but I liked the Canoe alternative because it's a significantly shorter drive, I get to avoid double-carrying Unicorn Hill (twice), and it gives me an excuse to camp on Big Trout again since I've only been there once. But I'm definitely still considering Brent in which case I would do something like: Catfish x2 > Robinson > Whiskey Jack or Remona > Burntroot x2 > La Muir > Hogan x2 > Catfish

Hmmm...

The Catfish site is not only secluded but has a great view with a nice rocky point.
If you start from Brent I would highly recommend taking the Nipissing back from Catfish. The big portage has no elevation change and is super easy. The river is a piece of cake all the way back to Cedar. If I start at Catfish at 8am and travel that way I'm back at the car by noon-1.

Trip Planning » Lake La Muir and Hogan Lake Campsites » 8/01/2020 6:40 am

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For La Muir I would go for the north western site on the point. Great beach landing, great site overall. As far as I'm concerned the rest on the lake aren't really worth mentioning. The Island site SUCKS.

For Hogan I would go with the Northern most island site. The other island site is nice as well but not as nice. Both have nice beach landings. The southern one is up on a bit of a hill with a great view.

I personally cannot stand Catfish Lake. As far as I am concerned every campsite sucks aside from the one up in the bay by the Luckless portage. I have camped on Catfish 10+ times in the last few years and have never had an issue with it being at all busy though. I think Unicorn hill turns most citiots off when starting from Brent (its really not hard at all). Also the last time I camped on Catfish (June this year) the logging road running along the North shore was HEAVILY USED and crazy loud. The 170m portage back to Brent crosses this road. I remember watching a log truck whiz by at 80+km/h when I did the portage.

You know how I feel about Burntroot. If a rock by the water is what you are after Anchor Island would be great or the northern most island which is very spacious with an amazing view. With the amount of days you have available I would maybe go up to Robinson or Whiskey Jack for a night...?  For whatever reason I find Robinson/WhiskeyJack/Remona to be a magical area. Everytime I pass through it just gives me this amazing vibe. 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 389 » 7/05/2020 7:13 am

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MartinG wrote:

Not Green Leaf. Peek isn't into the long distance winter expeditions.

Well my next guess would be Remona but I guess not then. Lol

Trip Planning » Brent Store » 6/10/2020 7:00 am

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I was just there yesterday.. surprised they were closed when I walked up. Didn't even see Jake around but I'm sure hes out there.

Trip Planning » Wendigo Road » 6/03/2020 2:24 pm

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Been there many times already this year in my tiny car. Road fixed.. better than ever.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 375 » 6/01/2020 4:41 pm

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Catfish. Specifically the site closest to Luckless portage looking South.

Trip Planning » June 1 opening » 6/01/2020 12:50 pm

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I will be heading in for my planned 10 day/9 night trip across the park on the 4th.

Trip Planning » June 1 opening » 5/29/2020 5:54 am

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Still no backcountry cancellations at this point.
Sure FOAP posted it is extended until the 14th but do they really know? No they dont know any more than the outfitters etc who still dont know.
Backcountry reservations can still be made without issue - campgrounds all closed for booking last night by around 9:30.
Im still convinced backcountry could open on Monday.
If not I am going to just happen to get wind bound with 2 weeks worth of food and my tent for safety on a day trip.. damn wind. That or Ill start a day trip down the Nipissing and realize I cannot turn around due to current and fore safety reasons I will have to run it end to end? Not going to risk my life.... https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/stoned.png

Trip Planning » June 1 opening » 5/26/2020 3:54 pm

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Perfect, I have 9 nights booked starting the 4th which I am going to extend tomorrow.

Trip Planning » Ontario Parks Closed until June » 5/23/2020 6:38 am

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Jdbonney wrote:

In positive news; from the second hand accounts I have heard wildlife sightings are up and fishing is better than usual for the time of year. The reduced car and foot traffic is, anecdotally at least, a win for nature.

I haven't noticed an increase in wildlife and/or fish and I have been out every weekend since ice out. 
I am really hoping the park is open for my holidays starting on the 4th...

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 372 » 5/20/2020 2:49 pm

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North River Lake it is. ;-)

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 372 » 5/19/2020 7:35 pm

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faitzy wrote:

Gonna guess Lost Dog... or maybe found dog.

Not Lost Dog... Or Found Dog. Lol

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