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Trip Planning » Bushwhacking from Opeongo to Burnt Island, looking for information » 7/23/2021 9:55 am

TripperMike
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keg wrote:

Jeff's Maps has "traditional" portages drawn but they're drawn ruler straight so they  might just  be rumors of old portages.

Exactly.  The information of where these portages were could be 100 years old.  That being said, there are/were logging camp remnants on Cross Bill from the 40's so people were accessing it at one point in time.  I think the worst part of this will be going from the creek to Hailstorm L.  Moose muck up to your waist and I doubt the narrow end is passable.  A GPS would be useful so you don't end up way off track.  

Where In Algonquin? » WIA #481 » 5/26/2021 1:25 pm

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Looks like Misty lake, from the site on the south shore near the port to Muslim?

Where In Algonquin? » Where #478 » 5/18/2021 8:04 am

TripperMike
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Rock lake before the Louisa portage?

Trip Planning » Lockdown extension? » 5/17/2021 9:17 am

TripperMike
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MartinG wrote:

You guys are all nuts camping will be opened on Monday!

ONparks and FOAP seem to have the same confidence as Martin.  Both are suggesting that they may be opening this Friday.  

Trip Planning » Last Night of a 3 day trip?? » 5/13/2021 10:22 am

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Kenneth has 2 nice sites, I like the one on the east side of the lake.  Nice long peninsula style site with a west view of the lake, great tent beds and you can paddle down stream toward the top of the falls on head.  The west site has a nice rocky outcrop with a great fire pit view of the water, but gets shady in the afternoon. Both sites have nice swimming areas.  

I haven't been to Delano for 15 or so years, but I remember the site being good enough for 2 tents and getting a nice concert from some wolves that night.  The lake is small and has a remote feel for being so close to the access.  The landing is a big rock outcrop that was nice was swimming and laying in the sun.  Re: the moose head - I would be lying if I said the site didn't have a little bit of a spooky vibe to it. 

Trip Planning » Reservations for 2021 so far. » 5/12/2021 1:02 pm

TripperMike
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The shortage of freeze dried meals is wild.  So glad I got a cheap dehydrator a few years back.  And for fuel I use Methyl Hydrate, $10 for a gallon at CT.

For the powdered egg posters:  Super simple if you have a dehydrator - whip raw eggs up until they are super frothy, spread in thin layers on your liquid trays, dehydrate for 8-12 hours at 165 degrees and then bust up in a food processor.  To cook - add some warm water to the powder until it resembles a good yoke and then toss them in a pan.  It makes decent scrambled eggs, much better than the store bought stuff IMO. 

Trip Planning » Lockdown extension? » 5/12/2021 12:17 pm

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Dead_Weight (DW) wrote:

Who was flaunting the regulations ?  and who is the idiot ?  

I re-read the recent posts and didn't see anything about flaunting regulations ... 

Post was removed.  Photos and story of spending the night in the park this past weekend.  Either way, if you're gonna do it - keep it to yourself. 

Trip Planning » Lockdown extension? » 5/12/2021 11:55 am

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Peek wrote:

It takes a special kind of idiot to publicly post about breaking the law.

Right?  How would we ever know that people are out camping right now if someone didn't flaunt it on the internet.  https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smug.png

Where In Algonquin? » Where in the Gonq #475 » 5/04/2021 8:51 am

TripperMike
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okay.. the top of the falls from Kenneth to Head?

Where In Algonquin? » Where in the Gonq #475 » 5/04/2021 8:48 am

TripperMike
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Head Creek, where the highland trail meets the portage into Head lake. 

Trip Planning » may 20 th opener on friends of algonquin park update sat apr 17th » 4/29/2021 4:32 pm

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I’m gearing up and prepping meals like my reso on the 21st is happening, but I highly doubt it.  Maybe I should be totally unprepared and then it will happen?  That’s how the universe works right?

Good to see some progress on vaccine rollouts in the news today at least.

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/28/2021 4:15 pm

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keg wrote:

I'd like to know whether  this is an actual issue or a case where there were a few noticeable cases at a time when there is a huge demand for permits and got picked up by the media.

If it's a real issue, my suggestion would be that an escalating fee structure gets attached to each account where the first transfer is no major fee but  each additional transfer would have escalating fees making it more challenging to do this as a business.

It's very real, I've seen the Kijiji listings.  However, it mostly affects front country camping - both electrical and non-electrical sites have been difficult to secure for the average Joe.  I think it's safe to assume back country camping has become more popular over the last 12-24 months and as a result, we're seeing a rise in bookings in easy to get to lakes in parks like AP.  Basically if you live in Southern Ontario it's a battle for serenity during peak season unless you're travelling north of 17. 

Trip Planning » booking camp sites and selling them off at a profit » 4/28/2021 7:55 am

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I've always found the option to reserve but not be the permit holder online a bit odd.  Maybe they should get rid of that option?  Aside from booking for an organized youth group or kids under 18, why would you ever need to book a permit and not be the primary holder? (excluding the obvious answer - to sell the reservation).

I can empathize with someone organizing a canoe trip and then being unable to go or some reason, and needing to transfer the permit holder name over to those who can go.  Perhaps this should be a phone call option, and no so easy to do online. 

Trip Planning » June trips » 4/23/2021 12:10 pm

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Obabika area for bass opener, potentially backpacking in QE2 first week of June if my May 21st APP reservation falls through.

Trip Planning » Top 3 Backcountry Meals » 4/21/2021 1:10 pm

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PaPaddler wrote:

I start like ScouterGriz - ribeye or NY strip steaks on night 1 with baked potatoes
We typically plan a fish dinner based on what we've caught - sautéed in butter with lemon juice, side of noodles or rice.
Then we move to dehydrated for meals after that - stuffed peppers, chili, chicken & dumplings, etc.

I'm going to look into cooking and dehydrating a thai masaman curry dish.  Not sure how I'll handle the fats from the oil and coconut milk but I'll see if I can figure out a way.

I've found dehydrated coconut milk at bulk barn in the past.  I've also used powdered coconut and powdered milk for curries.  I normally bring a small container of solidified coconut oil for frying/cooking as well which does the trick in a pinch. 

Trip Planning » Top 3 Backcountry Meals » 4/21/2021 8:14 am

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A few years ago I got into making my own dehydrated meals and these are my top 3:

1. Green Thai curry on rice with veggies and chicken
2. Hearty pasta with ground beef, peppers and cheese
3. Naan bread breakfast sandwich with bacon (ready crisp), eggs (dehydrated), cheese and garlic butter
Bonus round: Fresh fish with any of these is always the best. 

Now I'm hungry for a meal in the bush, thanks guys.

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