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Catch-all Discussions » Missing teens last seen on Western Uplands » 7/15/2019 11:14 am

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ShawnD wrote:

Sounds like they were just found !!! Wonderful news !

Really interested to hear the details of how they got lost. 

This is great news!
 

Trip Planning » Tim River In; Petawawa River Out » 5/31/2019 10:55 am

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geologicaldust wrote:

@breed85. Wow! Hope nothing important was damaged in the storm!

Did you fish Misty by any chance?

I have another post about this in response to someone inquiring about a weather radio.
They experienced the same storm.
A tree missed our tent by about a foot, I lost my rod holder and my rod tip got snapped, we got pretty lucky.
I've since invested in an InReach Mini.

I didn't get much of a chance to fish Misty...

Trip Planning » Tim River In; Petawawa River Out » 5/31/2019 7:31 am

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We did a very similar trip last year (or had at least planned to).
In at Magnetawan, Misty Night 1,  Rosebary Night 2,  David Night 3...
We encountered the worst storm the first night that I've ever encountered in the backcountry, trees down, everything blown everywhere, tent nearly sideways... etc...
We were supposed to go up the Tim via Shah to Rosebary for Night 2, but the lake didn't calm down enough until around 11am and there was further thunderstorms called for that day; we didn't want to risk going up river with a lack of place to take cover should we encounter thunder, so we decided to stay put.
Ended up doing Misty to David via Queer/Ralph Bice on Day 3.
 

Fishing » Just some corridor Brookie fishing. » 5/31/2019 7:23 am

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RobW wrote:

Correct - bass opens the last weekend of June so the 18th would be too early for bass fishing. 

Just a "technical" correction to this, as this year is one of those anomaly years.
Bass opener is the 4th Saturday in June which is June 22nd this year (the second to last weekend in June this year).

Catch-all Discussions » ice out 2019 - too early to discuss? » 5/10/2019 10:34 am

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As of about 20 minutes ago AO has announced that it is officially Ice OUT on Opeongo.

Trip Planning » Weather radio » 2/15/2019 4:19 pm

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IanTendy wrote:

Hi folks,

My trip partner just picked up a solar powered weather radio because last Canada Day we got caught up in some pretty nasty weather that surprised us.  

I'm wondering if anyone has tried to pickup the VHF or FM bands within the park.  The weather station puts out a tiny amount of power, so I don't know how far it'll go.  If it works, yay.  If not, it's not the end of the world.  Maybe it's something to try on the higher parts of portages.

Let me know if you've had any luck with weather reports.

Thanks,

Ian

I know the exact storm you're referring to Ian, I got caught up in that too.
I have taken some valuable lessons away from that storm.

We were on Misty and I woke up around midnight to take a pee and there was some thunder and lightning in the distance; it seemed quite far off. But I mentioned to the guys that would should probably through the fly on just in case it headed our way, then we wouldn't be woken up to rain drops falling on us.  I am certainly glad we decided to put the fly on!

If I remember correctly it was MAYBE an hour later and we were woken up to wind and rain like I have NEVER before experienced in my life. The tent was being blown sideways, like a scene out a mountaineering movie!
All of a sudden my friend on the far side of the tent says holy S***! A branch just fell on the tent!
I turn on my headlamp and look over and the vestibule is pushed in and right beside him.
We give it a little bit as it was absolutely pouring out. I threw on my rain gear to go out to move the branch.  I got out and looked at it and I honestly couldn't believe what I was seeing. The top of a neighboring tree had snapped off and was RIGHT beside the tent, pushing in on the vestibule.

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The above photo was taken the next morning after the three of us rolled the trunk back about a 1/4 rotation so that it wasn't resting against the tent anymore.

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Trip Planning » Kearney office hours » 8/22/2018 12:01 pm

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FWIW They're often open an hour earlier on the long weekends...

Equipment » Canoe Repairs » 7/23/2018 6:27 am

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ShawnD wrote:

Have never used them but I've heard good things. not near york region though.

https://johnnysboatshop.com/

Never used him either, but I follow him on Instagram.
He's a true craftsman when it comes to boat repairs.

Equipment » Preferred Bug Spray » 6/26/2018 1:50 pm

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Thanks all!

Sounds like I'll stick with my OFF Deep Woods (Blue Can - Sportsman) for now.
May give the "DRY" version a try...

Cheers!

Equipment » Preferred Bug Spray » 6/25/2018 12:06 pm

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Was going to post in anothe thread about the current status of bugs in the park, but thought that I would post here instead.

What is everyone's preferred DEET bug repellent?
I have been using OFF deep woods but am wondering if there might be something else out there that people have found that works better?

Thanks in advance.

Equipment » Recommend 4-person tent for backcountry camping » 6/18/2018 6:05 am

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Sepandee wrote:

Think I'll go with TNF Telus 3 or 4, as it's a bit lighter than the El Capitan, although most of my canoe trips are only at one campsite and no more than 15km in total with 2-3 portages, max 2km but 500m on average. SO I feel the El Capitan may be suitable as well, but I like TNF as a brand.

But I can't find a sale anywhere, unfortunately. Thought I can nab something today on Father's Day...

Not sure when you need the tent, but there will be sales coming up I am sure.
Likely some for Canada Day weekend as well...

Equipment » Aquaquest has a website now » 6/15/2018 5:35 pm

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breed85 wrote:

Darn!
I ordered the 10x13 guide tarp before that coupon code was posted!

This is a great post by the way...
I had been looking at making my own with a precut "kit" but the kit was only ~$30 cheaper and from the US... PLUS i would have had to sew it all together, and well, my sewing skills arent the best and I never would have been able to get the seems as waterproof as the hot-tape seems that these tarps come with!

Thanks for the post human !!!

Awesome CS experience thus far.
I wrote them about the coupon code. They graciously partially refunded my order for an equivalent amount!

Equipment » Aquaquest has a website now » 6/15/2018 6:21 am

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Darn!
I ordered the 10x13 guide tarp before that coupon code was posted!

This is a great post by the way...
I had been looking at making my own with a precut "kit" but the kit was only ~$30 cheaper and from the US... PLUS i would have had to sew it all together, and well, my sewing skills arent the best and I never would have been able to get the seems as waterproof as the hot-tape seems that these tarps come with!

Thanks for the post human !!!

Catch-all Discussions » Whats the most despicable thing you've seen in the back country? » 6/13/2018 6:22 am

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ATVenture wrote:

Lenny wrote:

I was ice fishing a secret whitefish lake near Barry's Bay a couple of years ago and was told by a local on a snowmobile that he does all his ice fishing in Algonquin Park. He said they bring a portable heater, drill holes close to shore and stays in the trees because he said planes fly over to patrol for ice fishing (which I find hard to believe). I assume the area he was talking about is on the border of the park close to Aylen Lake. 

One of my APP native friends told me they fly over once every 2 weeks all winter to track how many people are fishing and where, someone in his family is actually the pilot that does it. I've seen them a few times while out snowshoeing around Kiosk.

I was reading a post about someone ice fishing on an Algonquin lake close to the border of the park.  They were spotted by the flyover and then approached by CO's on snowmobiles.  They were fined for multiple infractions, including the use of live baitfish.
So I believe the flyover's do take place as ATVenture alludes to, but the frequency is questionable.

In order to protect and police the resource you need people to do it, which means you need to pay for the people/equipment, which means you need money...
I'll be interested to see what the newly elected PC government does with regards to MNRF funding, but I don't have warm fuzzy feelings about it.

Catch-all Discussions » Whats the most despicable thing you've seen in the back country? » 6/11/2018 2:04 pm

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swedish pimple wrote:

i would like to see all styro foam use banned from algonquin,, just like cans and bottles,,
 

I agree.
I see no reason why it not to be.

Trip Planning » Canoe route and site suggestions + canoeing at night? » 6/11/2018 7:14 am

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nvm wrote:

No need: https://www.kleankanteen.com/products/beer-growler-64oz

That said, bringing a cooler to keep beer cold is crazy, therefore bringing a giant cooler is crazy, but I guess that's already understood.

I'll never forget the time we were backpacking in the Catskill Mountains in New York and we were on our way down the from the top of one of the mountains when we encountered a group of about 10-15 College kids that were on their way up. They were dragging ~3 full size coolers full of beer, cold meats, etc... they were maybe a 3rd of the way up and asked us how far they had to go to the campsite at the top, we told them and the looks on their faces were priceless!
They offered us some cold beers to help lighten their load!
When there is a will, there's a way.

I still always chuckle and SMH when I see people carting full coolers into the backcountry...

Trip Planning » How are the bugs!? » 6/11/2018 7:03 am

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Garraty wrote:

Hoping it's not too bad, but am no stranger to having to run and hide in the tent because they are just swarming, even if they aren't biting.

Gotta love the ones that sneak in the tent behind you before you get the door zipped, bite you, then get killed in the tent leaving blood stains in the tent! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/wink.png
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