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Equipment » a BearVault question » 8/19/2021 8:02 am

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I used a BearVault for quite a few years and no, you don't hang it. Try to toss into into a depression or against the base of a tree or something rather than say, at the top of a slope leading down to the lake, just in case a bear does decide to bat it around a bit. 

For the record my bearvault was never anywhere but exactly where I left it. 

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 8/18/2021 7:51 am

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FredForest wrote:

Bumping back to the OP's initial inquiry.. any recent intel from trippers who have been through Dickson?

Dickson was reopened for camping in mid June. I stayed there for a couple of nights shortly afterwards. I swam in the water, I drank the water, and aside from the third arm now growing out of my back (which I'm sure is just a coincidence) I'm completely fine. 

Where In Algonquin? » WIA #491 » 7/07/2021 8:17 am

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Animoosh it is!

Where In Algonquin? » WIA 490 » 7/06/2021 5:41 pm

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Dickson? 

Trip Planning » Nippissing question » 7/06/2021 9:56 am

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No current to speak of in that section. I don't think water levels will be a problem either, but I won't make a general statement based on the one time I've been through there (which was mid-summer). 

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 7/05/2021 10:36 am

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Peek wrote:

fantastic shot!

Thanks. It's a screenshot from a video as taking a picture with a timer just sounds like a lot of work ;). I should have advanced forward a few more frames first - here's one with birds in it!

https://i.imgur.com/XAHLyvb.jpg

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 7/05/2021 10:04 am

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BB wrote:


Although I only stayed there once many years ago, I thought the Island site in Cisco Bay was nice.  That also could be because it was April and 20c and we were catching tons of fish lol. 

I did not look at the Cisco Bay site. I meant to on my way out (was heading through Animoosh) but as usual with me, get-there-itis had set in and I didn't want to go out of my way. 

Peek wrote:

That aside.... I warned ya Bob!  ;)
 

I know, I know .

I did, finally, find a site I was pretty okay with. The take out wasn't great, access for swimming could have been easier, but the site itself was nice and it had great views. I'd almost run out of sites to look at when I found this one though!

https://i.imgur.com/GoEoTg5.jpg

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 7/05/2021 9:01 am

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That may be why I prefaced it with "here's my opinion". You're certainly free to disagree, but you probably don't need to be so strangely confrontational while doing so. 

 

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 7/04/2021 4:25 am

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Okay, I paddled all over Dickson Lake looking at campsites. Here's my opinion:

Dickson campsites are basically all crap. While it was nice to be able to finally camp there, in the future I'll be going back to Lavieille rather than staying on Dickson. 

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 6/26/2021 2:31 pm

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I'm headed for McKaskill, so we'll definitely run into each other somewhere!

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 6/25/2021 8:48 am

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keg, I'm leaving Dickson the day you arrive. I tend to get on the move quite early so I doubt we'll run into each other unless you're coming from the Animoosh direction. I'll likely be aiming for site 4 on Bo's list, so in case you end up there (and I do as well) I'll leave some firewood waiting for you!

 

Trip Planning » Dickson Lake » 6/23/2021 9:56 am

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I'll be on Dickson one week from now, so I'll likely have some campsite recommendations when I get back. Although it may be pouring rain so I might not explore as much as I would otherwise!

Trip Planning » 75%. This could take a while » 6/22/2021 11:06 am

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Second doses need to be within a reasonable timeframe of the first, so I would expect that fully vaccinated number to climb fairly dramatically in the next couple of months. Entirely anecdotal I realize, but I've seen tons of my Facebook friends posting about getting their second doses. I had my second dose just yesterday. 

I'm not saying September is a lock for you, but don't rule it out just yet!

Trip Planning » Option to view campsite availability again for backcountry » 6/16/2021 6:43 pm

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I'm changing a reservation and have discovered the extension doesn't work when doing that. Might want to let the developer know!

Trip Planning » Option to view campsite availability again for backcountry » 6/11/2021 12:38 pm

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I was literally in the middle of using the chrome debugging tools on the reservations page when I saw this post - thank you. 

One thing that caught me for a loop after installing the extension. For whatever reason I've always clicked on the green triangle icon next to the lake name when selecting a lake. If you do that, this extension doesn't do anything. You have to click on the lake name itself. 

Trip Planning » There is now a full fire ban in Algonquin » 6/10/2021 10:20 am

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Effective Friday, June 11, 2021 a FULL FIRE BAN has been issued for our park.This means no open fires are permitted within the park at any time. Fire hazard conditions are monitored daily and fire bans are lifted as soon as conditions improve.Visit our website for up-to-date information: www.ontarioparks.com/alerts

 

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