ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK canoe tripping

Aug 27 - Sep 4, 2006. ALGONQUIN PROVINCIAL PARK canoe camping in Ontario. Nice weather for 6 days then showers Sep 2 evening & Sep 3. Light mosquito activity except at Tim River campsite & portages. Took 4 to 6 hours to get from one campsite to the next. Loons everywhere. A hint of fall - maples starting to change color, some yellow on the cedars. Singled most of the portages thanks to Hunnee. Hunnee & Nehasane tandem in Kipawa, Enjnir in a Bell Bucktail & Rongwae in a Bell Merlin II. Swift Kipawa, perhaps the most respected modern Canadian 16'6" tandem canoe ( the Chestnut Prospector would be the most respected older design); the one we used is a Carbon Fusion model weighing 43 lbs.

Sun. Aug. 27 - Magnetawan Lake (camp) - small lake but attractive start to trip.

Mon. Aug. 28 - Magnetawan Lake p295 Hambone Lake (clear green water, hid a bottle of Arrogant Bastard for later in the week) p295 Ralph Bice (Butt) Lake (clear green water) p435 Little Trout Lake p175 Queer Lake (camp on point with nice view)

Tue. Aug. 29 - p1330 (cross a logging road, nice 20' falls a little before put-in) Tim River (one log to climb over, go under logging road bridge) p275 p460 (buggy camp & portages)

Wed. Aug. 30 - Tim River p125 Shippagew Lake p1335 Longer Lake (camp next to Petawawa River falls/rapids, 9 mergansers swim up falls)

Thu. Aug. 31 - p300 Big Trout Lake > White Trout Lake (150' cliffs, camp 2 nites on large island with views on both sides)

Fri. Sep. 1 - White Trout Lake (1.5 mile one way hike on unmaintained trail to site of old downed firetower & limited view, spring water next to ranger cabin, floatplane lands)

Sat. Sep. 2 - > Grassy Bay > Petawawa River p200 p80 p160 p195 p155 p850 Misty Lake (3 otters, camp on western island)

Sun. Sep. 3 - p935 Little Misty Lake (cow & calf moose) > Petawawa River p450 p135 Daisy Lake p420 p55 Hambone Lake (camp)

Mon. Sep. 4 - (morning swim) p135 Magnetawan Lake & out.

p = portages in meters. Magnetawan Map.

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