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My trip to Mississagi Provincial Park
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Located a little bit north of Elliot Lake, makes this trip a long haul from Toronto. It takes approx seven and a half hours to get there. The drive up once you get north is beautiful, with a few nice spots along the way to stop and break up the drive.
Heading north by ZensLens, on Flickr

I headed up in mid May, for the opening weekend. I was hoping that it would mean less people in the park, no bugs and decent weather. When I arrived there was nobody at the park gate so I filled out my forms and left my envelope, having already paid online made that easy. Heading in to the park I saw the park staff so stopped and chatted, got my proper permits and then helped me source some actual dry firewood as most of the stuff up there was soaked.
The gate house by ZensLens, on Flickr

Jetta camp by ZensLens, on Flickr

There was one other couple in the park and they left the next day, park to myself! Took in one of the hikes in the park that takes you to the wreckage (fuel tanks) from a plane crash, guy survived. Also went on a couple drives to check out the area, great scenery, not a soul to be seen. Also got to see quite a few bears, 4 in all. They all did the same thing, after a few seconds of wondering what I was, they would turn and run.
Trail head by ZensLens, on Flickr

Along the trail by ZensLens, on Flickr

Trail rivers by ZensLens, on Flickr

Portage by ZensLens, on Flickr

Helenbar Lake by ZensLens, on Flickr

Wing tip tanks by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-16 by ZensLens, on Flickr

This was the first trip for the new tent as well. We bought a MEC Wanderer 4, and I have to say it's superb. Lots of room, great having two vestibules and even though it didn't rain too much on this trip, it did stay drizzly most of the time and during the 2014 trip to Algonquin where it rained almost non stop, this tent stays dry!
Mississagi-44 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-20 by ZensLens, on Flickr

The city was established as a planned community for the mining industry in 1955 after the discovery of uranium in the area, and named after the small lake on its northern edge. With these now closed mines around, it gives you a chance to check them out. Trespassing is allowed, there are rules to follow, posted on the gates to all sites.
Mississagi-53 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-54 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-57 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-51 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-27 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-31 by ZensLens, on Flickr[/img]Mississagi-33 by ZensLens, on Flickr

The drive home was filled with thoughts about the next trip up, I'm hoping for some dark clear night skies to do some astrophotography and I have a spot in mind to check out. Used to be a mining executives place right on a lake but after the collapse, it was being used as a resort/corporate retreat place. Went out of business approx 2011.

Here's a bunch of other shots from the trip.
Mississagi-2 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-4 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-9 by ZensLens, on Flickr

This rock, came from the cliff in the picture...all that damage, was caused by that rock!Mississagi-8 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-10 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-14 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-21 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Mississagi-46 by ZensLens, on Flickr

Those were fish!
Mississagi-48 by ZensLens, on Flickr


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Re: My trip to Mississagi Provincial Park
< Reply # 1 on 1/15/2015 11:57 PM >
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Looks like a beautiful park! Nice photos, too.

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