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Where In Algonquin? » WiA #417 » Today 12:01 am

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Lilly Pond to Cranebill?

Trip Reports » Bro Trip of 2020 - VIDEOS » 11/18/2020 6:19 pm

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👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

Trip Reports » Bro Trip of 2020 - VIDEOS » 11/15/2020 8:51 am

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Great videos. Perfect way to kill a rainy day!
I'm guessing your Brother is a Firefighter?? Wondering where he got his toque and how I can get my hands on one lol!! The boys at the hall would be envious.

Equipment » Paddling Gloves » 11/11/2020 11:18 pm

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Check out NRS products. A variety  of thicknesses to suit different applications.

Equipment » Hot Tent Rentals? » 9/29/2020 5:48 pm

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Snowforest Adventures will rent there preset camps out providing its when they aren't  in use by dogsled tours. Hiram and Black fox lakes I believe.  Long hikes in but nice set ups.

Trip Reports » Rock, Welcome ,Louisa Loop. » 9/28/2020 4:40 pm

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Just got back from a weekend loop. Great weather and the interior wasn't as packed as expected once we were 3 portages deep away from the masses. Still busy but not insane. Scored a nice beach site on Welcome. Didn't look like much at first  but proved to be a great site. I've been spoiled with beach sites this year having another on Big Crow two weeks ago. We were hard pressed to find site on Louisa but ended up with site 19. Wow. Despite  its sketchy landing its a great site. Tonnes of space and a few unique  features  like a sunken  fire pit area with great seating and a tree stump kitchen table with seating for 4. Not the greatest tent spots in the site proper but at the back it opens up with plenty of space. The main site is huge but lacks level, rootless tents pads IMO. The extra space behind is ample . Managed the longer portages with little trouble although had to double/ relay carry them. Everything seemed to be in great shape  . Only a couple blowdowns easily navigated.  All in all a great weekend  in the park despite the hordes of peak colours  traffic. No tour busses due to covid at least lmao.




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Equipment » Hammock camping in the shoulder season » 9/20/2020 7:07 am

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I have a double layer Hennessey  Asym Zip. I use a thermarest  pad as I haven't  upgraded to a quilt yet. A week ago on big Crow my thermometer  read 3C in the morning and I was toasty all night. Down bag rated to -7. I hammock year round and only thing that changes  is my bag. Have a -30 bag for winter. Works great.

Trip Planning » Opeongo Water Taxi?? » 8/25/2020 9:19 pm

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tentsterforever wrote:

We’re going to Annie’s bay, explore that side of opeongo. Due to having broken both my elbows recently, paddling a lot maybe a bit of an issue, so we’ll base camp and see how it goes.

 

Thats a good reason to not venture too far for sure
We.are heading in to a Big Crow. Enjoy.

Thanks for the info  Gord.

Trip Planning » Opeongo Water Taxi?? » 8/24/2020 9:31 pm

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That what I was thinking. We are looking at the 10th. I think we'll book the noon and adjust out departure from home accordingly.  Where you headed??

Trip Planning » Opeongo Water Taxi?? » 8/24/2020 7:54 pm

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When perusing the booking page it appears the last departure taxi of the day is 12pm.  Does anyone know of they run departures later than 12 or just pick ups in the afternoon??

Equipment » Canoe pack » 8/07/2020 8:33 pm

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Redundancy.  I've used a canoe pack exclusively  the past 5 or 6 yrs. Anything that absolutely  needs to stay dry, like my down bag, is packed  in a compression dry bag within the  canoe pack for piece of mind. Packed correctly I don't find them too uncomfortable.

Equipment » Canoe pack » 8/04/2020 9:01 pm

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I've had the MEC Slogg 70 for 4 or 5 years. I like it. Seems durable. Sometimes the 7o doesn't seem big enough but I fi nd the 115L version would be too much so I make do.

Equipment » Securing vehicle keys » 7/17/2020 8:19 pm

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Shayne74 wrote:

Am I the only one that puts my key in a ziploc and stashes it under a rock in an inconspicuous location adjacent to my parking spot of choice? Stashed many times. Never and issue. Just in case I do leave one hidden in car. Never had to break a window to get at it though.

 
I've done this too. Never an issue.

Trip Planning » Good sites for young kids near access points 3, 4, or hwy 60 » 7/13/2020 10:38 pm

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Ever thought about a cabin?? Kitty lake cabin is on access point Lake. Has a beach and a great property for kids to explore.  The security of a cabin  if bad weather and means hauling less gear. Having less to set up and a few comforts of home for a first trip. Just a thought.

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