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Trip Planning » Staying on Misty Lake versus Timberwolf Lake » 8/14/2021 5:54 am

As I'm planning an out and back, it looks now I'll be able to check out both lakes.  So I'm looking forward to checking out Timberwolf as well for the night.

Trip Planning » Staying on Misty Lake versus Timberwolf Lake » 8/12/2021 3:07 pm

I appreciate the information.  My first time out of Access 3. I"m very much looking forward to this fall trip.

Trip Planning » Staying on Misty Lake versus Timberwolf Lake » 8/12/2021 10:41 am

Looking at a late September/Early October Trip starting out of Access Point 3.  It'll be my first time out of that area.  I'm wondering about staying on Misty Lake or Timberwolf Lake?  There are a few PCI reports on Misty but nothing on Timberwolf Lake.  I was wondering given the choice which lake you would stay at and why?  Thanks very much in advance for any replies.

Trip Planning » Club Lake » 8/07/2021 9:28 am

I've stayed on both lakes.  I would far prefer Mink for swimming versus Club.

Equipment » Cot-for the backcountry » 7/02/2021 7:10 am

solos wrote:

Consider the Thermarest MondoKing XXL, it's essentially half a queen sized mattress and just as comfortable. I've carried them into the backcountry to ensure the most comfortable (and less complaining) sleep for my wife and kids. The only issue you'd have is having something else in the tent to help support your family member when they try to get up and down.

thanks very much! I’ll definitely look into it.  

Equipment » Cot-for the backcountry » 6/27/2021 11:04 pm

Thanks Rob, a double high mattress is definitely better I’ll look into it.

Equipment » Cot-for the backcountry » 6/27/2021 8:04 am

I'm looking for information on the possibility on bringing a cot into the backcountry.  I'm wondering if there is anything out there that is light enough and collapsible enough that can be carried on a backback/canoepack.  I'm aware the Thermarest does make one, but I'm looking for something that isn't low to the ground.

The reason I'm asking, is I'm looking at taking a family member for one more canoe trip.  He's 73 years old, and doesn't like having to get up off the ground in the night.

Thanks in advance everyone.

Trip Planning » Option to view campsite availability again for backcountry » 6/22/2021 10:30 am

I used sitescout to book my July canoe trip.  It works amazing thanks for sharing!

Trip Planning » Gouinlock Lake » 6/20/2021 6:06 pm

Thanks for the comments Captain!  I appreciate your comments on the railway as I grew up in a railway family.  I would’ve liked to have seen the train pass through the park at least once.  I wasn’t living in Ontario when it stopped.  But I certainly enjoy reading the history on it.  

CptCanadaSid3Cups wrote:

Ya that there feedback Swede is mighty interesting , I agree .
There is so much information available to understand the unique lease holders of Algonquin Park , other than the nostalgic Canoe Lake , Cedar Lake ... and many others .
An old fart comment many may not care for ... I did enjoy the the light and sound of the train creeping up the North side of Grand Lake .
The sound of a generator ... not so bad ?
The sound of caribou grunting in NWT .... very special .
Algonquin Park is so special with a rich history of both , human animal sounds and many of the wild world .
Go Habs Go !


Trip Planning » Gouinlock Lake » 6/19/2021 9:36 am

Thanks for the info everyone greatly appreciated.  

Trip Planning » Gouinlock Lake » 6/18/2021 12:22 pm


I was wondering if anyone has experience camping at Gouinlock lake?  It is connected to little Cauchon Lake by a 725m low maintenance portage.  The two sites on the lake are low maintenance.


Equipment » Sleeping bag liners for "Barrel" type sleeping bag » 5/24/2021 3:32 pm

I'm trying to find out if there is such thing as a sleeping bag liner for a barrel type sleeping bag?  Most of the ones I see on the market are for a Mummy style.  I'm trying to find a liner for a family member for an early October canoe trip.

Thank you in advance.

Trip Planning » Lockdown extension? » 5/18/2021 1:23 pm

Dead_Weight (DW) wrote:

Is it just me or does this thing seem even longer as the weather gets nicer ?  You just feel like you are missing out ... If I was advising Ford I would say this ... 

1) open up backcountry camping this week
2) open up full camping next week
3)  free beer for all those over the age of 50 (nothing to do with covid .. i just want free beer)

good plan ?

That definitely works for me.  I turned 50 this year!

Trip Planning » Trips before May 21 cancelled by Ontario Parks » 4/23/2021 12:58 pm

I just had my May 3rd canoe reservation cancelled.  (Not Algonquin). I have another one for the 21st.  Fingers crossed that we are all canoeing after the shutdown ends.

Trip Reports » TR104: Tim R - Shippagew - Devine - Rosebary » 4/02/2021 8:32 pm

Thanks Peek for sharing your awesome trip.  I haven’t explored that area of the park yet, but definitely want to now.  Got one question what’s your recipe for a “whiskey sour” in the bush?

Trip Planning » Early, historically "average" or late ice out this year? » 4/01/2021 6:56 pm

Doesn’t matter if there is an early ice out now it would seem.  We won’t be able to take advantage of it.  

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