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Trip Planning » Otterslide Creek Rapids - doable? » 7/26/2022 10:46 am

Lukatch
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We did them mid June last year and as per trippythings below none were skippable. 

Skills » How to paddle a canoe (no, this is not a joke) » 6/21/2022 1:56 pm

Lukatch
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I can't speak for the rest of the forum but i am VERY interested to see the video you post of your canoe experience...the highs, the lows...the grimaces as a diehard kayaker!

Trip Planning » Questions about Tim River (Queer to Shippagew, September) » 6/11/2022 6:20 pm

Lukatch
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Did the whole Tim River - from access point #2 through to Shippagew June of 2021 - i'd mirror all of Peek's points. the low water hell is between Tim Lake through Rosebary and then beaver dam hell is on the Tim from the Longbow Lake dam through to the Little Trout Creek campsite, after that it's literally a few paddle overs....very light, very easy. both those campsites on the Tim are great. beautiful stretch of river. enjoy the trip. we went through top of Shippagew to Longer Lake and down BigTrout, beautiful trip. loved the route

Catch-all Discussions » Shuttle options on hwy 60 corridor? » 4/14/2022 11:18 pm

Lukatch
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Planning a solo route going into smoke lake and coming out at rock lake. Does anyone have suggestions on shuttle services?  Looking for someone that can pick me up at rock lake and drop me at smoke lake with my boat and gear at the beginning of the trip. Other than Algonquin outfitters. I tried them already….

Trip Planning » Shuttle Services - East Gate? » 10/15/2021 2:08 pm

Lukatch
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looking to do an East Side trip out of Whitney and a Rock Lake Ending in the coming weeks. wondering if anyone has or can recommend who might provide shuttle services?

Ethics » lots of garbage from new campers?? » 7/23/2021 7:29 am

Lukatch
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Clarkey71 wrote:

Lukatch.  If you actually read my post it wasn't directed to you at all.  It was directed to nvm.  

Good point and thank you for the redirect AND clarifying the original source!

Ethics » lots of garbage from new campers?? » 7/22/2021 10:43 pm

Lukatch
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Clarkey71 wrote:

nvm.   Would you not consider what you did to be basically a backcountry form of 'theft'?  The "packing it out and sold it on Kijiji" part.  They have a interesting thread on myccr about ghost tents you should check out.  According to the rules and regulations the maximum stay in Algonquin on one site is 16 nights.  So I'm curious how you got to decide that it was time for that gear to go and for you to sell it? 
   

No. I wouldn’t consider it backcountry threat. If you actually read my post you would have rad the only item I sold was a dirty bbq that was left at the dumpster   The other items found on backcountry campsites were single items left on a log or hanging on a tree etc. And the fact I pack out a whole bag of garbage and multiple grills would suggest I have a pretty good set of ethics , morals and trying to leave the backcountry on a better position than I found it.

Ethics » lots of garbage from new campers?? » 7/21/2021 8:20 pm

Lukatch
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On a solo trip last year I packed out a full bag of garbage and 12 grills from a site on longbow.  It was ridiculous. However just did a 7 day full-length  Tim river trip and happy to say that there was no garbage on that route. Probably due to remoteness and that route would be normally done by real backcountry folks. What I do have a knack for finding is what I like to cal “trail magic”. I have found something on every trip. Rain poncho jacket, crocs, knife, sunglasses, rope, fuel canister, Canada flag, sweatshirt, etc. And of course 20+ single socks usually at the end of a portage which I burn in the next campfire. Even front county camping I always seem to find a beach towel that sits there the whole week and on last day I take it, wash it and it becomes a trailer towel. Even found a fully working portable Weber bbq sitting at the dumpster at smoke lake access. Nothing wrong with it just dirty. My kids laugh at me every trip and ask me what magic I found this time.

Trip Planning » Sunday Lake - can you access from logging road? » 7/21/2021 2:07 pm

Lukatch
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thanks for the notes and thoughts. i've just wanted to visit this lake and was curious on the "rules" of that road/access. 

Trip Planning » Sunday Lake - can you access from logging road? » 7/14/2021 11:36 am

Lukatch
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are you allowed to drive up the logging road to Sunday Lake to access and do a canoe trip from there? i see that road from the big pines tralihead and curious if others have driven into Sunday Lake and parked there for a trip?

Equipment » Mylar Bags for Dehydrated Meals- suggestions? » 6/30/2021 4:51 pm

Lukatch
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Hi all, anybody have other sources/options for mylar bags for dehydrated meals? My normal go to for 8x12 inch bags was  https://good2goco.ca/collections/mylar

and they no longer sell them with ziplock seals.....you have to buy their "sealer" for $175 to heat seal the bag....

Trip Planning » Reservations for 2021 so far. » 5/11/2021 4:02 pm

Lukatch
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Can anyone share why breakfast dehydrated meals seem to have disappeared from every vendor?  Mec. Sail. Altitude etc. Nobody has egg or egg scramble meals like they used to. Just curious.

Backcountry » Backcountry Winter Options » 1/20/2021 10:57 am

Lukatch
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great pics, suggestions and ideas awesome!  If Kiosk is not officially open though- is the road plowed there to the parking lot?   funny the mention of the Kiosk rail trail- i recently watched a video of some folks who did it via fatbike and my first thought was....this is a winter trip route i need to do.  here's the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O23Qyonzf8&t=939s

Backcountry » Backcountry Winter Options » 1/19/2021 10:08 am

Lukatch
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i believe the parking lot at the Algonquin Art Centre is also one of the spots you can park, launch from. not sure of the bushwacking routes out of there, but an option as well. unfortunate. Crown land or QEWII are options also but i know that's blasphemy for me mentioning that in this forum...

Backcountry » Fat biking in APP » 1/18/2021 1:04 pm

Lukatch
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i like this idea....this is a summer fatbike trip....but might be interesting winter either by fatbike OR snowshoe/ski  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O23Qyonzf8

Backcountry » Hot tent floor- in the backcountry » 1/08/2021 6:19 pm

Lukatch
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Thanks the the suggestions and thoughts! I shall experiment

Skills » WCA Winter Camping Webinar » 1/08/2021 6:18 pm

Lukatch
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Thanks for the heads up on this!  I definitely want to check it out

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