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Trip Planning » Talk to me about Unicorn Hill » Today 6:27 am

TripperMike
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If you don't want to hit it twice, why not go out through Philips/Madawaska/Radiant?  As mentioned, you have probably carried on trails that are not much different, this one just has a nickname. 

Equipment » Ethanol fuel » 6/04/2020 12:01 pm

TripperMike
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Not sure what kind of stove you are running, but I've been using Methyl Hydrate for a few years in my little Trangia burner.  A 4L jug at CT is around $10.00 and lasts me 2+ seasons.  

Trip Planning » Where are you supposed to be? » 5/16/2020 12:49 am

TripperMike
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Given the current situation I thought it might be interesting to post where you’re supposed to be sleeping right now.  This is an APP dedicated site so apologies to anyone who had plans elsewhere. 

I should be snoring away with my dog at the 65m portage site on the upper nip right now.

Trip Planning » Campgrounds open Saturday? » 5/13/2020 3:28 pm

TripperMike
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I highly doubt campgrounds will open for overnight use.  They may be referring to some conservation areas that have day use activities.  But if that's the case, I'm going to be quite annoyed as my spring trip, which was supposed to start tomorrow, was already cancelled and refunded. 

I'm curious to see the swarms that hit up areas like the park this weekend for free use, and hoping we come out of the long weekend without a major spike in infections a week or two from now. 


 

Trip Planning » crown land camping now banned » 5/08/2020 9:54 pm

TripperMike
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Yikes.  Although crown is available and encouraged to all who choose to enjoy it, that is one "news" outlet I wish wouldn't give readers detailed info on how to access.  

Not to sound too stuffy or anything, but this is how places like McCrae end up as garbage dumps. 

Kudos on them for recommending leave no trace and best camping practices, but still. 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA-IMR #367 » 4/30/2020 3:35 pm

TripperMike
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Sunrise on Little Otterslide?

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 364 » 4/29/2020 6:45 am

TripperMike
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Ah Swift you are right, my mistake.  Apologies.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 364 » 4/27/2020 1:42 pm

TripperMike
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Ink L is correct, at the take out for the 2390 into TT.

You're up RP.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 364 » 4/27/2020 1:31 pm

TripperMike
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Apologies Swede, I was replying from a phone and must have missed yours. 

But no, it is not Red Rock from the portage out of Ope or Long pond. 

Again, Swift Paddler has the closest guess, like really, really close. 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 364 » 4/27/2020 12:51 pm

TripperMike
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Not Kooy pond, SwiftPaddler has the closest guess.

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 364 » 4/27/2020 10:34 am

TripperMike
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Swift it is not Tom Thomson lake... but you are close, very close. 

Trip Planning » Change Fees » 4/23/2020 5:17 pm

TripperMike
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JoeScmoe wrote:

Here's a separate question... Somewhat unrelated, but I didn't want to start a new thread.

Does the backcountry pass give the users access to any of the car camping facilities? It'd be nice to use the showers in some of the campgrounds before heading home.

In the Adirondacks where I usually camp, we'll often pay the day use fee in a developed campground after coming out of the backcountry, just to use the showers. The long ride home is SO much nicer.

I think you're permitted to use the park and park facilities until 10:00pm on your last day.  I've used a shower at a front country campground before with no problems. 

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