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9/26/2017 1:53 pm  #18


Re: Bushwhacking.....

Did the same route from Eustashe to Crow Lenny, left a stone pile in a little lichen-filled clearing about halfway....Cool to see others wandering around back there!

 

3/04/2018 2:17 pm  #19


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My bushwacking is all about fishing. I will bring my light float tube(4 lbs) with me in the canoe and use it once I get to the lake Ive bushwacked to. The whole kit with waders and flippers is an extra 15-20 lbs on the portages though.


A mans gotta do, what a man's gotta do.
 

3/06/2018 12:32 pm  #20


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I was also into Rumley this past summer, took a harder line than I needed to on the way in but found a much nicer route on the way back, although I didn't bring a canoe on that trip it was certainly do-able....

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8/02/2019 12:18 pm  #21


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In spring '17 my brother and I bushwacked right across Algonquin...west to east. Upper interior. 4 days; 107 km. Doing a different and longer route very soon. InReach Explorer and maps a must.

 

8/02/2019 1:09 pm  #22


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@meadowridge - so you didn't follow any canoe routes, just straightlined it across?  I would think it would take at least a week!

 

8/02/2019 4:44 pm  #23


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We met some people who biked across the top of Algonquin in 2 days. The old rail line and logging roads help.

 

8/02/2019 4:45 pm  #24


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In 2018 a group if us bushwhacked to Loontail, Coldspring and Kennedy. That was a great trip.

 

8/16/2019 11:00 am  #25


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Younger brother and I just finished our 2nd trek...backpacks only...across Algonquin. Upper west side over and down to the Madawaska exit. 120 km. 5.5 days. 4 moose. Compassed across country middle 2.5 days. Good exercise for this farmer and grandfather. Never a campfire. Used compass, Algonquin maps, Bkbry Canada Pro app, and Satellite 'InReach' Explorer.

 

8/16/2019 12:56 pm  #26


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meadowridge wrote:

... 120 km. 5.5 days ...

Traveling 20+ km per day doesn't sound like bushwhacking. I'll guess that you were mostly traveling on the many roads in the park. When I bushwhack in the park it's always been going between campsites, roads, or a trail. If I'm going 2 km/h then I consider that fast, with 1 km/h being typical.
 

 

8/16/2019 1:28 pm  #27


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Please read the post more carefully. "Compassed across country middle 2.5 days". No mention of 'average'. Day 1  actually was 31km, which is easily done on a logging trail; similarly, with the last 2 days. The 2.5 days in the interior averaged about 8-9 km/day. We're farmers by trade. We move. jmf.

 

8/16/2019 4:19 pm  #28


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That's pretty cool.

 

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