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Where In Algonquin? » Where in Algonquin? #264 » 3/27/2019 7:29 am

The Osler - Nadine portage, looking into Osler?

Trip Reports » Winter Wonderland » 12/13/2018 6:57 am

Very Nice - wish I lived closer to be able to enjoy this time of year.

Trip Reports » Northern Scavenger Meanest Link 2018 » 11/21/2018 8:07 am

Great video's, that was quite the feat!

Trip Reports » Another 6 Days on Sec (Pics) » 11/13/2018 9:44 am

Beautiful Photography as usual, great part of the park.  Nice report too.

Equipment » Silky Saw? » 10/19/2018 6:40 am

Silky is the choice of many arborist's.  My wife  owns one for home use and it stays sharp and cuts like butter.  As stated by SP don't horse it and it will last a life time.  It is on my wish list for camp gear (my wife won't let me take her's on the trail - she is an arborist).

Backcountry » Thunderstorms.... » 10/05/2018 11:36 am

Thanks YC for the clarification - We stopped at the Flintstones site as well on Tuesday 9/25 and yes it has been very well cleared - I saw nothing damage wise there.  Hope everything gets fixed on your friends cottage, easily (relatively that is) and quickly.

Backcountry » Thunderstorms.... » 10/04/2018 8:42 am

I didn't get into the park until Monday the 24th, after the storms.  However, I can only think that what I saw on Cork was due to the storms.  Here is a pic of the path to the thunderbox on the southern most site.  Both sites had multiple blow downs.  I would not have wanted to be there when they all went down.

Trip Planning » Camping on sites with fresh bear scat » 9/14/2018 1:06 pm

If I came to a site with fresh bear sign, and you could tell they were successful in finding food (previous occupants left food ...) I'm out of there.  But if it is a clean site and it looked as if he left without reward - I figure he won't be back for at least 2 days or more.  I would just use extra caution with all the bear prep, and all.

Trip Planning » Camping on sites with fresh bear scat » 9/14/2018 10:40 am

Agreed - Looks more like Moose poo than bear.  I also agree that you should be especially vigilant in your bear prep for the night.

Trip Reports » Up Potter’s Creek » 9/12/2018 7:46 am

Great report and I love that you brought such young kids into the backcountry.  Start them young.

Trip Planning » Solo fall canoe fishing trip » 9/11/2018 7:11 am

To maximize the trout fishing, starting/ending at Opeongo might work better than a 

North arm of Opeongo to Crow River site 20K
Crow River to Mallic 22K
Mallic to Radiant 22K
Radient to Pet (2nd portage) 20K
Pet to Perley 18K
Perley to Burnt Root (south end) 10K
Burnt Root to Big Trout (Southern island) 12K
Big Trout to Opeongo 14K

Make it a 10 day trip and add in layovers.  I was looking at this as a possibility to do with a buddy in the future (nearing retirement and planning ahead).

For what it is worth

Catch-all Discussions » Not Algonquin...a short trip in Quetico » 9/10/2018 7:43 am

Nice report.  I was curious about Quetico, so now I want to go.  Thanks.

Trip Reports » A River Runs Through it. Mag-Casey-Jubilee-Daisy Loop 8/25-8/28/2018 » 9/07/2018 7:08 am

Great report.  family trips like that are what got me into the outdoors.  The kids will talk about that trip for a Looooong time I'm sure.

Trip Planning » Booth Lake Sites » 9/05/2018 7:29 am

I have stayed multiple times on 16 and like it a lot.  Nice easy put in.  Not much for views but nice site, it is sheltered from any winds and is quite shaded.  I have investigated #12; great views of McCarthy's creek , the marsh and Booth.  Up on top of a rise so you are open to a lot of wind but spacious.  I am a shoulder season camper so I can't speak to bug issues on these sites.  All this from memory of 4 years back, so take that into consideration too.

Equipment » Seam Sealer » 8/07/2018 10:54 am

On old canvas tent's we used a candle, rubbing the seams where the sewing needle left a small opening.  Haven't had that issue since the newer materials that are in existence now.  I agree with AlgonquinTripper and bring a small candle for fire starter and sealing if necessary.

Trip Reports » Welcome to Kiosk Part Two: Escaping the Bugocalypse » 6/28/2018 7:40 am

Nice report (both of them).  You have strengthened my reserve to only head up there in the shoulder seasons.  I love Algonquin, but bugs are not invited to my parties there.

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