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Catch-all Discussions » Merry Christmoose » 12/25/2021 1:59 pm

Steve E
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Hoping everyone has a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!
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Photos and Videos To Share » A Couple Night Shots from Last Week » 11/10/2021 11:16 am

Steve E
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Was up in the east end of the park last week and took a couple night pics.  Was really hoping to get some aurora shots as they were calling for it and the skies were super clear.  Couldn't see anything with the naked eye so was a bit disappointed but it seems as though the camera picked up a bit of colour in at least the one shot!

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Trip Planning » fall season logging noise on Manitou? (what should I expect?) » 9/25/2021 3:38 pm

Steve E
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If you email the Algonquin Forestry Authority they will be able to tell you exactly where and when they will be hauling.  I've emailed them a few times before a trip and they have been a fantastic source of info.  Sometimes even though they are marked as hauling in an area in the fall, they aren't active in the same spot you may be at that time.  They've been very helpful when I've emailed them.

Trip Reports » Basin Lake 2021 - Covid Opener! » 9/17/2021 12:57 pm

Steve E
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Great videos!  Such a great area of the park eh?  Thanks for sharing

Equipment » Most Comfy Camp Chair (Car Camping) » 9/02/2021 7:34 am

Steve E
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I actually ended up getting this chair:  https://www.woodscanada.com/products/siesta-folding-reclining-padded-camping-chair-dijon

 Seems super comfy and I love that it reclines.  The true test will be when I get to sit around a fire for 5 hours in the near future

 

Equipment » Most Comfy Camp Chair (Car Camping) » 8/29/2021 11:56 am

Steve E
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So I'm looking to get a new camp chair for car camping and I'm hoping to get some suggestions.  I'm currently using a Costco chair but it's just not very comfy (although I love the side table).  For back country I use my Helinox One and it is fine.  I really like the idea of this one but some of the reviews are putting me off (squeezes the legs, back poles break through the fabric, etc.):  https://www.nemoequipment.com/product/stargaze-luxury/

Not really worried about cost but I want something that I can sit by the fire for hours in and be comfy.

Thanks!

Photos and Videos To Share » A Few Magic Mushrooms » 8/13/2021 3:38 pm

Steve E
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Marko_Mrko wrote:

How did they taste?

Hahaha jk, those are beauty pics!!

There are sooooo many mushrooms in the park this year, it would be great to have the expertise to know which are edible.

Lol I totally agree I love mushrooms but not nearly confident enough to bet my life on eating one that I can't identify!

Photos and Videos To Share » A Few Magic Mushrooms » 8/13/2021 12:57 pm

Steve E
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MooseWhizzer Dave wrote:

You are a talented man, Steve.  Gorgeous.

Thanks man I appreciate that!
 

Photos and Videos To Share » A Few Magic Mushrooms » 8/13/2021 10:11 am

Steve E
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Thought I'd share a few mushroom pics I took while in the park.  They are a series of blended images (1 for the foreground, one for the background and then another for the mushroom (lit with a flashlight).  All layered in Photoshop (to get rid of the flashlight, and stack the focus, etc.). 

https://i.ibb.co/YXcbbF4/untitled-1-5.jpg

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Equipment » Favorite Online Camping retailer? » 7/30/2021 1:59 pm

Steve E
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Another great source for online gear with some GREAT deals is https://www.thelasthunt.com/

Trip Planning » 2021-2022 AFA Schedule of Operations Map » 5/04/2021 9:26 am

Steve E
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Thanks Barry this is always very useful.  I've emailed them each year before going on a trip and I always get a thorough response, usually with some added info about the area as well.  Great resource for planning a trip!
 

Catch-all Discussions » Ice Out 2021 » 4/12/2021 8:01 am

Steve E
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RobW wrote:

Steve E wrote:

TrevaH wrote:

It's official, April 10th!...... still holding out hope that they open the backcountry in April despite the ongoing restrictions.  Watching the covid update website closely.

https://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/news/2020/2020-03-14_covid19.php

Unfortunately I can't see that happening....Hopefully I'm wrong though!
 

I agree with Steve, they won't be opening up any overnight camping during the current stay at home order. 

On the other hand I am hopeful that they will open up reservations starting May 3rd or whatever the exact day is that the stay at home order expires. 

I was planning a trip to the park with my son starting May 3, but the 28 days from the start of the order takes it to May 6th I believe
 

Catch-all Discussions » Ice Out 2021 » 4/11/2021 8:23 pm

Steve E
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TrevaH wrote:

It's official, April 10th!...... still holding out hope that they open the backcountry in April despite the ongoing restrictions.  Watching the covid update website closely.

https://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/news/2020/2020-03-14_covid19.php

Unfortunately I can't see that happening....Hopefully I'm wrong though!
 

Catch-all Discussions » Day access free Mon-Thurs over the summer » 4/06/2021 10:07 am

Steve E
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RobW wrote:

This program scares me to be honest. It will have a negative impact on revenue - especially for parks like Sandbanks which was packed by day users during the week last summer. Any drop in revenue then becomes an argument for reduced investment and funding in the future. 

Exactly...but then they'll make up for that lost profit by jacking up the cost of back country sites for solo/couple users...ugh...
 

Trip Reports » TR104: Tim R - Shippagew - Devine - Rosebary » 4/01/2021 4:10 pm

Steve E
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Awesome report and wicked pics Peek!  I know the Tim isn't for everyone as some find it too boring, but I personally love paddling the Tim.  Always get that sense of you never know what's around that next bend...Those campsites looked fantastic as well....

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 3/30/2021 2:14 pm

Steve E
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Jdbonney wrote:

Steve E wrote:

There's a few posts circulating on Facebook showing someone on Kijiji stating that they use computer technology (bot) to basically book sites instantly (before the average person can).  They've purchased dozens of sites for the summer and sold them all on Kijiji at an inflated price.

 
You can see the link in the post I did above to a CTV story.

Ah sorry man I didn't actually read the link...my bad

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 3/30/2021 2:02 pm

Steve E
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There's a few posts circulating on Facebook showing someone on Kijiji stating that they use computer technology (bot) to basically book sites instantly (before the average person can).  They've purchased dozens of sites for the summer and sold them all on Kijiji at an inflated price.

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