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Fishing » Turns out BO does know-This year it's Pike » 4/24/2020 9:17 pm

Evan Briden
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Tattler is a snot rocket haven... if that is your thing.

Trip Planning » Route planned starting at Brent - clockwise or counter?? » 3/02/2020 4:24 pm

Evan Briden
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We did this exact route a few years back, and I agree with Peek in the choice of lakes to camp on. I would suggest pushing past Skuce into one of the Oslers. Much nicer and personally I would rather end my day with a heart attack instead of rising and grinding that hill first thing in the morning. Be ready for some real boggy put ins and take outs in that section too. I managed to fall into quite the quagmire, and spent the rest of the day smelling like a swamp. Enjoy and keep your eyes peeled for Moose, good country for it!

Trip Planning » West to East. I go one way, you the other, we swap keys in the middle » 2/26/2020 11:40 am

Evan Briden
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Uppa,
Sadly this is not the year for this for myself. The Single Malt fellas already have our trip plans done for 2020, and unfortunately this is not on the table.
However, I am still very interested in this idea, and am working on a trip plan starting at Hambone and working through to McManus as an option for 2021. 

If this gets shelved for you as well, keep us in mind for next year!

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 318 » 1/21/2020 4:45 pm

Evan Briden
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It also looks like the eastern campsite on lawrence lake, with the little island in the bay to the north of the campsite... but the distances are off.. so likely not the case??

Trip Planning » Catfish/Burntroot/Nipissing Route - In Which Direction? » 1/16/2020 10:22 pm

Evan Briden
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geologicaldust wrote:

Evan - love yours videos! I believe I saw you do this prospective loop in one of your videos? Thanks!
What's your go to single-malt? My personal favourite is a Lagavulin. 
 

Hey thanks for watching! Between May 2015 and May 2016 for some reason we did almost all of our trips out of Cedar, and I would recommend all of those loops. A very rainy and windy May 2015 was when we did the exact route discussed above. If staying on Catfish I would recommend Shangri La Island (did have roaches though in 2015) but the campsite on the point to the east of the island is even nicer, IMO.
Currently I have been enjoying my personal favourite (in a reasonable price point), Glenlivet Founders Reserve. But Santa did bring a McClellands Islay which has been tasty as well. Maybe on our spring trip we will taste test the Lagavulin around the fire! Cheers.

Trip Planning » Catfish/Burntroot/Nipissing Route - In Which Direction? » 1/13/2020 4:39 pm

Evan Briden
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A few years back we did this exact trip in 4 days. In my opinion I would go in the Pet and come out the Nip for the reasons above, and also because the Remona L to Nip portage would suck going from the River. It is a steady downhill march from Remona to the river. And more importantly, winding your way downstream on the Nip for hours is more fun I bet than paddling upstream for even longer. You will love this trip. 

Catch-all Discussions » Merry Christmas everyone! » 12/25/2019 7:57 pm

Evan Briden
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Hope the big man brought you that new camping gear you had your eye on!

All the best in 2020!

Trip Planning » West to East. I go one way, you the other, we swap keys in the middle » 11/19/2019 11:22 am

Evan Briden
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I am actually really interested in this sort of thing myself, for all the same reasons logistically.

I like APPaul's suggestion as well, drive the other person's vehicle to the Access point the other group will be using to leave... and could the keys not be left with the Parks employee at the access point ? Assuming there is an office at the Access Point, but the trips can be planned around this...

Let's make it happen! I am on the East side of APP, any takers on the west?

Trip Planning » Growing up camping » 11/01/2019 12:32 pm

Evan Briden
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Congrats! 
My only advice, in addition to what everyone above has mentioned, is to also not get discouraged if the interest in the outdoors waxes and wanes with your child. With my daughter, there was very little interest when she was very young, then a period where she really enjoyed it. She then would not enter the woods due to WOLVES AND BEARS etc but I did not push the issue too hard. She then started to really enjoy it again, and we are back enjoying time together in the outdoors. Children are funny little creatures, and are typically stubborn little things.
Good luck!

Trip Planning » Summer 2020 - 7 Day Opeongo Loop » 10/30/2019 9:33 pm

Evan Briden
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MartinG wrote:

trippythings wrote:

MartinG wrote:

I did that loop in Spring 2016 and wrote a TR...
 

So I'm not the only one that uses Patrick Watson in my videos! lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BZWFfDqWZM&

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlY9oFXF6gc


 

 
HAH! I noticed that too. Nice videos.

Evan, sorry for the Hijack. If you move your plans up to the spring there is some pretty good fishing along that route.

No worries! We are considering this as a spring trip, especially with the cabin involved it is always nice to get the cabin toasty and get out of the elements in the spring, however work schedules may not allow it! Only time will tell.

Trip Planning » Summer 2020 - 7 Day Opeongo Loop » 10/22/2019 4:48 pm

Evan Briden
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Exactly what I was looking for! Thanks!

Trip Planning » Summer 2020 - 7 Day Opeongo Loop » 10/22/2019 3:55 pm

Evan Briden
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Good afternoon all,
As I sit here at work... I can't help but gander at my Algonquin Map to see where I should head next year. I have been adding all of the trips to date on this map, and there is one gaping hole right in the middle of the park.

So without further ado.. 7 day loop from Opeongo with 1-3 other people.

I have never paddled Opeongo, and I would like to perform a fairly long and arduous loop in this area. I have been to Big Crow and down the Crow River before, on our way to Radiant, and I would love to head back there. In order to complete this loop, and enjoy another interior cabin, we will then head south using mostly our feet it seems, to the McKaskill cabin.  Then working our way back west to the east side of Opeongo and out.

With the length of these days (we are not opposed to lots of travel or difficulty apparently) we would likely be performing this interior "hiking" trip in the summer for extra daylight.

Day #1: Opeongo Access Point to Big Crow Lake (27.8 KM total, 1.4 KM Portaging)
Day #2: Big Crow to Lake Lavieille as far south as the bloom allows ! (26.7 Km total, 2.5 KM portaging)
Day #3: Lake Lavieille to McKaskill Lake Cabin (25 KM total, 6.2 KM portaging) YIKES! 
Day #4 :Rest day at McKaskill Cabin
Day #5: McKaskill Lake to Tattler Lake (24 KM, 4.5 KM portaging) 
Day #6: Tattler Lake to Opeongo Lake (East Narrows) (17.5 KM total, 2.4 KM portaging)
Day #7: Opeongo Lake East to Opeongo Access Point (9.5 KM total)

Day 2 is a repeat of a section I have already traveled, as well as Shirley through Tattler but everything else will be brand new to myself and the boys... I would love to hear some feed back on the rest of the loop!

Thanks in advance,


 

Trip Reports » Overnight Trip : Shirley Lake (Sept 14th, 2019) » 10/11/2019 12:28 pm

Evan Briden
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Gord
We didn't really think about any particular site, just wanted to get out and that one seemed easy to get to.... but man we were shocked and extremely happy with it. We talked several times about going back in the heat of summer and really enjoying that beach!

Trip Reports » Overnight Trip : Shirley Lake (Sept 14th, 2019) » 10/10/2019 1:04 pm

Evan Briden
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Just wanted to share a video we tossed together from our Mid - September camping trip to Shirley Lake.




With 2018 being fairly busy we were not able to get out camping with my daughter, so Rich and I decided to book something last minute. We decided on going through the Shall Lake access point (relatively close to home) and making our way up into Shirley for the night. 

The route, as expected, was not very long nor arduous, and my nine year old crushed it!

The wind kicked up pretty hard in the afternoon on Shirley, but it was a really good learning experience for the young one. Most importantly, it was a lot of fun and a nice way to end the canoe season for the family.

Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing some Thanksgiving trip reports !

 

Trip Planning » Site and Route suggestion » 8/27/2019 2:35 pm

Evan Briden
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have you considered Big bob lake, through the Tim Lake Access point? might be at the far end of your driving range, but it should not be booked up, easy to get to, and is a nice little lake. 

Trip Planning » Mccraney Lake » 8/11/2019 9:42 pm

Evan Briden
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The south island site seemed nice in passing, should be quite secluded minus the odd stragglers from the portage. I stayed on the other island, the north end, and it was an awesome site, but I did have the island to myself. Enjoy your trip!

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