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Catch-all Discussions » In remembrance of Chris Taylor » Yesterday 5:25 pm

With all due respect and sincere condolences to his loved ones and friends, that is about a best case scenario for punching one's ticket, in my book. Godspeed.

Where In Algonquin? » WiA 497 » 7/14/2021 10:27 am

swedish pimple wrote:

that would be pine tree lake landing

I knew that wouldn't be long.

Yes - low, this was September 2019. The takeout going to Fraser was especially lumpy.

Where In Algonquin? » WiA 497 » 7/14/2021 8:52 am

This one won't win any composition awards...

Where In Algonquin? » WiA 496 » 7/14/2021 4:25 am

Were you having a yard sale?

Spent our last night there Spring 2019. "Not nice" is the kindest description I can muster to describe the site's condition. Too bad because it had such an interesting layout.

Let's see what I can dig up for 497 - pickin's might be slim...

Where In Algonquin? » WiA 496 » 7/13/2021 8:19 pm

Pen next to the Rock portage?

Earth Sciences » weather forecast info??? » 6/26/2021 10:52 am for me too, for forecasts and radar.

For actual/live/local info, I like the NOAA's MADIS site: NOAA MADIS Surface Observations

I used to send my weather station data, too - but then I started to get spammed. My own site: 

Trip Planning » Jeff's Maps » 6/15/2021 7:43 pm

I find the KMZ file with Google Earth is much more useful.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA #483 » 6/04/2021 8:06 pm

I don't know where that is, but I want to be there. Nice shot!

Where In Algonquin? » WIA #481 » 6/04/2021 6:04 pm

Uppa wrote:

scratchypants wrote:

Uppa wrote:

Francis it is!
 I had that site reserved for May 24th. 

As you say "that site" I wonder if you mean St. Francis, which only has one campsite? Francis Lake has a few. 

I've stayed on the St. Francis site. Nice dead-end lake for total seclusion. The campsite was a bit challenging with virtually nowhere to set up a tent on flat ground, and lots of poison ivy. 

Oops - good catch. I did mean St. Francis.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA #481 » 6/04/2021 5:39 am

Uppa wrote:

Francis it is!
 I had that site reserved for May 24th. 

Trip Planning » Almost there » 5/29/2021 6:31 am

Uppa wrote:

Oh and I guess I should talk about back to school since that's the actual topic of this thread ;).

Not sure how you got that.

Trip Planning » Almost there » 5/28/2021 5:47 am

Pardon the pun but this seems all academic to me. When the floodgate that is holding back would-be campers opens, the park will not be somewhere I am anxious to visit. Not because of an elevated health risk associated to the virus, but because it will be trashed. On the final night of our trips, we like to camp close to the take out to accommodate our 5 hour drive home. In the Spring of 2019 we made the mistake of selecting the campsite on Pen right across from the portage to Rock. It was May 22nd and the site was dotted throughout with TP. The previous night we had stayed on the northern-most campsite on Clydegale and some numpty had cut down a bunch of 8" diameter pines with an electric chainsaw to use as firewood.

Does anyone believe that Parks will be increasing the ranger budget to account for the elevated usage by the clueless?

Apologies for my pessimism.

Trip Planning » Bass Fishing » 5/21/2021 8:00 pm

I can confirm Booth - specifically in the dead end where the PCI lists campsites 13 and 14. Also, Kitty right before the portage back into Farm. I don't mind catching bass, but one thinks trout when on a camping trip in the north, no? 

Trip Planning » Trips before May 21 cancelled by Ontario Parks » 4/24/2021 7:00 am

MartinG wrote:

Mine hasn't be cancelled. I'm on the VIP list!

Very Infected Person?

Trip Planning » Top 3 Backcountry Meals » 4/21/2021 5:43 am

We mostly stick to freeze-dried meals a la Mountain House / Alpine Aire, but I got creative one time and cut up some pepperettes and mixed them into a savory bannock dough. Got a nice carb buzz off of that.

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