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Catch-all Discussions » drowning on opie sat » 10/14/2020 10:07 pm

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Before we get too far off topic, we must acknowledge the heroic efforts of Krista Petrie-Wallace and Glenn Wallace in this rescue effort.  The two survivors almost certainly would have died had they not intervened.  In my opinion, Glenn took quite a risk in attempting to rescue 3 people, who cannot swim, underprepared, and with a language barrier, by himself.    Brave.  Heroic.  Heroes.

Trip Planning » Campsites near Hailstorm Creek, Opeongo » 8/25/2020 10:11 pm

Yc
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Thanks for the replies and suggestions.  I am going to try #16 (near Hailstorm) first.  Second choice (due to distance) will be #18.  Assuming both are available when I get there.

Trip Planning » Campsites near Hailstorm Creek, Opeongo » 8/22/2020 3:20 pm

Yc
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Hello

I am planning to base camp near Hailstorm Creek, Opeongo before mid September.  Does anyone have any experience and/or recommendations for a campsite?  We are planning to go into Hailstorm Creek each morning/evening in search of moose and fish during the mid day for trout.  Moose it the main aim.  Fishing is just to keep busy.

There's a review online for #18 (on a point of land near the Happy Isle portage).

What about #16 (right next to the entrance to Hailstorm Creek)?  Too boggy/wet/buggy?

Thanks.

Catch-all Discussions » Backcountry helo rescue 17May2019 » 5/18/2019 2:12 pm

Yc
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Saw this on the news.  I don't know anything beyond what's reported.

https://www.quintenews.com/2019/05/18/207033/

Trip Planning » Booths Rock trail » 10/19/2018 6:21 pm

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According to the Friends of Algonquin Park booklet, "The trail is 5.1 km long and fairly rigorous, but may be easily covered in a couple of hours by an active person."  You can usually get the booklet at the Park office or at the trail head for $0.50.

Where In Algonquin? » Wia 278 » 8/31/2018 9:36 am

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vanslyke wrote:

Tim river near rosebary?

River is too wide to be the Tim River. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png

Equipment » Is there an GPS rescue app? » 8/25/2018 5:12 pm

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The regular Garmin and the new Garmin Mini can be paired, via Bluetooth, to your cell phone or tablet.  That makes using these devices easier since the cell phone or tablet will have a bigger screen.  It seems that the Bivystick is doing the same thing.  However, requiring pairing the emergency device with a cell phone in order for it to function creates a point of failure.  Cell phones/tablet are generally less water resistant or durable.

Trip Planning » West vs. South » 8/24/2018 8:45 pm

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Be aware that October 8 (Monday) is the Canadian Thanksgiving.  That weekend will likely be crowded (read: crazy!!) in Algonquin especially anywhere near Highway 60.

Equipment » Is there an GPS rescue app? » 8/20/2018 11:55 am

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If you have cell phone reception, you would just call 911.  If you don't have cell phone reception, a "rescue app" on your phone can't call for a rescue anyway.  SPOT, Garmin inReach etc work by using satellite connection.  They don't need cell phone reception to work.  That's why they are most useful in areas with no, or spotty, cell coverage.

Trip Planning » Tim River/Rosebary in August. Passable? » 8/05/2018 9:12 am

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We just went from Access Point 2 to Rosebary and back.  It rained long and hard on Tuesday night (July 31), Wednesday during the day and Thursday night. This stretch of the Tim River  was very passable.  We only had to lift over 3 beaver dams.  There were many more, but they were all flooded.  (Depending on what you consider a beaver dam, there were 5-7 more dams that were flooded.)  6 hours to get from AP #2 to Rosebary, 8 hours to get back. Definitely passable.  And fun!  :-)

Trip Planning » Tim River/Rosebary in August. Passable? » 7/13/2018 7:45 pm

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I am planning a trip from Access Point 2 to Rosebary via Tim River in early August.  If this drought/fire ban continues unabated, would the Tim River be passable?

I've heard that even in a good year, that portion of the Tim is shallow and full of beaver dams.

Equipment » Sat Messengers taking some steps forward and more options » 6/21/2018 6:53 pm

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ShawnD wrote:

And another new one enters the market. The Bivy Stick.

https://gearjunkie.com/bivy-stick-satellite-messenger

Seems like you need to pair this device (Bivy Stick) to a phone in order to use it.  No thanks.  I prefer my emergency Sat Messengers to be more bombproof than my phone.

Trip Planning » Moose Sightings and bugs » 5/09/2018 9:52 pm

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The official Twitter account of Algonquin Park (@Algonquin_PP) have been tweeting lots of photos of moose sightings.  They also tweet photos of the wildlife sighting board at the Visitor Center.  (5 moose seen on Hwy 60 on May 5.)

Yesterday (May 8), they tweeted, "Our Park Rangers are saying this weekend will likely be the best of the whole year for moose watching!"

Trip Planning » Rosebary Lake campsites » 5/06/2018 7:32 pm

Yc
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Thanks.

FredForest wrote:

Have a look at Jeff's Map. The beach sites are marked. They are a great option for families/kids. 

 

Trip Planning » Rosebary Lake campsites » 5/06/2018 9:34 am

Yc
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Of the six campsites on the lake, which one is beach site?

Yc

Trip Planning » Rosebary Lake campsites » 5/04/2018 6:31 pm

Yc
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I was eyeing the Southeast site too.  One trip report in the archives mentioned it.  Supposedly less buggy because it is on a point.

Trip Planning » Rosebary Lake campsites » 5/03/2018 7:26 pm

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I am planning a trip to Rosebary Lake in August.  Access point #2, Tim Lake, Tim River, Rosebary Lake.  I will be base camping at Rosebary for 3 nights.  Main purpose of the trip is photography and fishing.  And, a trial run to see how the family handles back country camping.

My question (one of many) is:

When's the best time (day of week) to start so that we can have the best chance of getting the best campsite on Rosebary?

Which is the best campsite on Rosebary? :-)

Thanks.

Yc

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