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Trip Reports » Rosebary Basecamp | In Search of Moose » 7/24/2020 7:30 pm

faitzy
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Hey Matt, love your video and audio work!  Looking forward to you seeing some moose; I've seen a ton in Tim river area, so you are in the right place.

Trip Planning » How are the bugs? » 6/14/2020 8:51 pm

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Heading through Smoke lake to Louisa and back starting on Tuesday.  Sounds good about the blackflies, but with the mosquitoes, horseflies, high temps and no desire to portage in long sleeves and pants, it might be a bit rough.  Guess there will be a bit of a blood price along with the park fees lol.  Still, can't wait!

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 381 » 6/11/2020 11:27 pm

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Rain Lake?  Seems somewhat appropriate.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 372 » 5/19/2020 7:19 pm

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Gonna guess Lost Dog... or maybe found dog.

Where In Algonquin? » Where is this 324? » 2/13/2020 7:35 pm

faitzy
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You got it Martin.  Start of Latour after the 1300 m portage from Floating Heart.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 323 » 2/12/2020 12:50 am

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Start of the rapids at High Dam?

Trip Planning » Dickson/Hardy Bay 2019 » 1/16/2020 1:44 am

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I passed through Dickson back in 2015 and 2016 so I know what the lake looked like at the height of the bloom - the water was emerald green.  I passed through again last June and the water was back looking normal though the park staff said the lake was still closed and gave a stern warning not to stay anywhere in Hardy Bay or the South leg of Lavielle.  Funny though as the Algonquin Outfitter's staff was quite certain that the water was testing clear but only 'red tape' was holding back the lake from reopening. Hope this helps.

Ethics » Using designated fire pits only » 9/25/2019 1:33 pm

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I was in the park paddling through Big Trout Lake on September 13 heading towards White Trout when I came across what seemed like a small shore fire very close to the 'Narrows' (per Jeff's Map).  I took this picture from my canoe as I paddled closer.https://i.ibb.co/HKht9J5/20190913-133320.jpg


Thought I would take a closer look and see if I could put out some hot spots as the fire didn't look too bad from the water and considering the winds were pretty heavy I was hoping to keep the fire from spreading.  Well when I got to shore I saw pretty quickly how bad the fire was as it had traveled at least 15 meters in from the shore.  I took a picture of the cause of the fire and literally hot footed it back into my canoe as there wasn't much I could do with my 2L pot.

https://i.ibb.co/F3tMLSq/20190913-132718.jpg


Long story short there is a very good reason to only use designated fire pits in the back country as I'm sure most of us know that the park rangers dig down and put sand/gravel/stone underneath the fire pit to prevent the ground from smoldering and eventually leading to a forest fire.  On a brighter note, as anyone in the park that Friday night would know, there was quite the thunder storm passing through and probably/hopefully provided enough rain to put out the fire before it became uncontrollable.

Campgrounds and Front-country » Cell Reception » 7/22/2019 12:16 pm

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My friend was able to get one bar on the east arm of Opeongo at the beginning of the portage to Wright lake, though it was spotty.  Good enough to receive the occasional text from his wife.  Fortunately, I didn't get any reception ;-) 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 275 » 6/05/2019 4:11 pm

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Ralph Bice?

Trip Planning » Nipissing River - Can I Travel Upstream?? » 4/05/2019 10:52 pm

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I have to agree with Martin.  My friend and I, both in our mid 40's, did the trip you are suggesting last June when the water levels were at their highest - heavy rain all the week before we left.  We traveled as far Kelly Creek Junction and traveled up and down the Nip from there for a couple of days and then back out.  It was of course easier to paddle downstream but was more than doable against the current.

Where In Algonquin? » Where in Algonquin #254 » 2/18/2019 2:09 pm

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Lake Lavieille, looking east towards the northern island?

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