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Trip reports!
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Here's the spot to report on your excursions! Tell the story, share some photos, enjoy!




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I'll get things started with my June solo to Algonquin Park back in 2010. I go every year in the Spring on a solo trip and I always head in to Algonquin through the west side, at access point #3. This particular trip was from the access point, to Hambone, Bice and then up to David Lake for an island site and 2 nights of peace and tranquility.

I left Toronto just after 4 a.m. and made a stop at a Timmies in Barrie for an Iced Cap and some Timbits! After topping up with fuel I made my way north to the town of Kearney to pick up my permits.






Leaving town I headed up to the access road and began the 23km (I believe) drive to the access point. The drive is quite scenic, at point following a small river where I got to see a beautiful Heron, fishing for his next meal.






Arriving at the access point nice and early, it was just after 9, I had the canoe loaded and ready to head out by 9:30. It was a beautiful day, calm winds and sun.


Headed across the first lake, Magnetewan, takes literally 5 mins to get to the first portage.




All smiles


After the short, 135m portage to Hambone, at the end of which I found Pink Ladyslipper, it was another quick paddle across to the portage to Ralph Bice.


Bice is a big lake and I mean big! Most often it has strong winds and some decent waves and can be a tough paddle, on this day however, it was flat and calm and it only took an hour or so to make my way to the portage to my fial destination, David Lake.


David Lake, looking at the island I would call home for a couple of nights


Got the tent set up nice and quick, followed by the hammock before setting up a quick lunch of KD.




Here's where my trip turned a tad sour. After lunch I took a quick paddle over to the portage that lead to Mubwayaka Lake. It's under 100m and after a quick walk sans canoe I was looking at this beautiful lake. I found a little but of scat that looked like Wolf and then found a Moose track.


I hiked back up and was setting up another shot along the shoreline of David Lake when I heard a rustling behind me. Turning around, I was about 5 feet from a female Moose with her young one. She moved towards me and I stepped on to a rock in the lake to move back when I slipped and ended up in the lake, camera, phone and all. The Moose just looked at me, took some more grass to eat and then turned and left. So I paddled back to my site, laid my clothes out to dry and went for a swim, a nice cold swim.

Dinner time was a sensational steak, cooked over the fire with some mushrooms and a baked potato. Sitting around the fire that night, eating S'mores, looking up at the stars before a nice nights sleep, drifitng off to the sound of a distant thunderstorm.

The next morning I awoke to a light rain and cool temps. I boiled some water for Oatmeal and then for drinking and took to reading in the tent, waiting for the rain to pass. It didn't stop until around 8 p.m. Best nap I ever had lol.

Dinner for night two was hot dogs over the fire once again, followed by many more S'mores!

I stayed up until about 1 a.m. taking in the stars before heading to sleep.
Morning came way too soon and I was up at 7ish, broke camp and headed for the car.. It was lightly raining and slightly windy, but the paddle across Bice wasn't too bad and before I knew it, I was back at the access point, loading up the car.

Cheers,
Zen




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Awesome! Algonquin looks like a little bit of the west, but in the east, and it's actually within driving distance for me. Some day...




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Last December my wife went to visit a friend in New Mexico, so I packed up the kids and went for a weekend hike in the Zaleski State Forest in SE Ohio. It was colder than a witch's tit, so we got a cabin. The cabin didn't allow dogs, so we had to keep Otto hidden, but we were at the cabin mostly after dark.

We took a hike along an abandoned railroad path, which is in the process of being turned into a bike & hike trail by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. I have mixed feelings about that. As a hiker, I'm happy that a new trail will open up, but as an urban explorer, I'm sad that it will allow more access to a couple of nice locations. To whit:

Getting to the trail. The creek crossing (of the longest creek in the world, I might add) had the train trestles taken out, so it's difficult to cross drily. Luckily, there's a trail that goes along the creek:


#2 son entering the Moonville Tunnel:


Moonville is a ghost town now. The last resident left in the 1940's. I have yet to find any of the buildings from the town, but apparently they're there. #1 son atop the Moonville Tunnel:


Precariously balanced, I managed to get a nice shot of the tunnel entrance:


And another, from the other side:



About a mile down the tracks the creek was impassable. Well, it was passable, but we didn't want to risk getting wet with the temp in the teens, so we turned back and Jeeped to the other tunnel. #1 son and his girlfriend, in front of the tunnel:


Said Jeep in said tunnel:



Just beyond the tunnel lay a pond, apparently created by the construction of railroad grade:

It would have been a nice spot to camp, except that it was near the tunnel, which I imagine is a magnet for local teens.

There are a couple of abandoned houses about halfway between the two tunnels, remnants of another ghost town, that we weren't able to reach because of the crossing. In the spring I'm planning on heading back down there to check them out and do a little backpacking or bike touring.




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Looks like a cool trail! That bridge is pretty sweet as well.
I hear you on the trail opening it up to more people, hopefully though most of them won't want to check out the abandonments along the route!




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Trip report #2, Violets first foray in to canoe tripping!

Took this trip last year and it was the first time I took my dog Violet along. My wife and I adopted her from her cousin's out east, however before they moved Jen and I had met Violet at the cottage when she was a pup. She's a 90 pound Black lab cross with a golden.





Because it would be her first time in a canoe and the fact that she LOVES the water, I decided to stay on the access lake and do day trips from there to get her used to the canoe. She listens very well and I never had any issues with her, she would lie down and sleep most of the ride. On the trails she was well behaved and while enjoying going ahead or just off trail, she always wanted me within sight.

This is the same access point from my previous trip post, #3, Magnetewan Lake in Algonquin Park. Same ritual as the year before. Woke up at an ungodly hour to set off on the road. A stop in Barrie for an Iced Cap and to top up the tank and we were on our way to Kearney, to pick up the permits and check in with my canoe rental.

Arriving at the access point, I loaded up the canoe while Vi watched. When it was time to set off, she got in the boat, laid down and looked around a bit. The paddle across to the site I chose was not even 5 mins! Within about 30 of landing, I had my tarp and tent up and the fire going to get some grub.







I started taking shots of the site and the lake when I learned I had a lot of dust on my sensor! I should have taken it in before the trip, lesson learned.





The weather during the day being mid-May was fairly nice, hovering around 17-20 degrees and sunny, with a nice breeze keeping the Black Flies down. A quick lunch of hot dogs was had and then Vi and paddled around the lake to the short portage and hopped to the next lake. So far so good, she's a great dog.

Back at the site, a delicious dinner of steak and potatoes was devoured after being cooked over the fire. Many S'mores were also devoured as the night slowly came upon us and the stars gathered overhead, I threw a few more logs on the fire and stared at the night sky. Overnight it rained a little but not very much.

Day 2 was another beautiful day. Started off a little chilly, nothing that a warm breakfast of Oatmeal can't handle though. Vi and I set off again, this time for a series of 3 lakes, and 3 portages.. she behaved just great and we saw a couple Moose feeding along the way, Vi just stared at them and probably wondered what the heck they were!

We returned to the base camp just around 2 and I made a quick lunch of KD with some Gorp on the side. The rest of the afternoon was spent swimming (yes, it was freezing, but very refreshing), collecting kindling to go with my firewood and playing fetch with Vi.



Dinner was hot dog over the fire, followed by delcious S'mores!! Being the 2nd and last night, I paddled over to the car, got the remaining bag of firewood and brought it over. Stayed up until 3 a.m. watching the stars, caught a small glimpse of the Northern Lights and drifted off to sleep.



Breaking camp the next morning is always a sombre experience. If I could stay out all season long, I'd be a happy, happy man! The ride home was filled with McDonald's and 102.1!

By the way..at the access point are the nicest outhouses I have seen anywhere!


Cheers,
Zen




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That canoe trip looks idyllic! Even the fire looked perfect. I love the picture of the fire with the dog and the lake in the background. It's the perfect camping picture. Thanks for sharing!

BTW, can you recommend any guidebooks on Algonquin Park? I'd like to get up there some day.




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I have been hitting Algonquin for 34 years now, thanks to my folks! If you need to know anything, ask away. As for guide books, there are a few good ones out there. I would type in Algonquin Guide books in google and it should bring you to a paddlers guide to Algonquin as well as the adventurers guide to Algonquin. If you find others, tell me and I will let you know if they are good or not. I haven't had any books on the park, just a canoe routes map

Cheers.




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Ha! I like the idea of “paddling back to the car”. Very nice. Well my last trip was the complete opposite from your nice green scenery in the East. I spent about 10 days in parts of the Southwest deserts. And the first half was entirely Death Valley (where I also spent a lot of time exploring the mining history. I just did a writeup for that in the Pacific Southwest Forums: http://bit.ly/yVX1wI).


Owens Valley on the way in


First night in Death Valley


Death Valley proper


View of Death Valley while climbing Corkscrew Peak


The ‘corkscrew’ part of Corkscrew Peak


Zambriske Point in the moonlight


Light effects in an unnamed canyon


Southern Death Valley


Badwater Basin at dusk. Lowest point in the US


Then I drove into Utah and spent a night at Snow Canyon, which was a really small, but amazing place.








After Snow Canyon, I went to Zion and spent the rest of my trip there.


Zion Canyon


Weeping rock


Unnamed slot canyon


“Angel’s Landing” from the canyon floor


Going up the side of the canyon for the start of my 2 day backpacking trip


Across the canyon from Observation Point


Wildcat Canyon, Zion’s sister canyon


One of my self-portraits from the trip


Another cliffside trail on the 2nd day of my overnight trip


Cliff face


Looking North down the narrowing Zion Canyon from the top of Angel’s Landing


Looking South from Angel’s Landing

The full sets are on my flickr! (link in my signature)




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Looks like a great trip! I love Angel's Landing in Zion, it's one of my fave parks down that way!




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Yeah Zion is a really awesome, unique place. I'll be spending most my summer in that area, so hopefully I'll be able to revist it.

But anyways, I went back to Death Valley earlier this month. I saw some moving rocks



And spent an evening on some of the country's highest sand dunes



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When I was a kid, my family went to Death Valley and saw the moving rocks! So freaking cool. That shot really makes me want to go back




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Yeah it was a really cool area to check out, especially since there's lots of mining stuff in the area too (for the UE aspect). My favorite part is that you have to drive along like 30 miles of dirt roads to get there, even though it's one of the park's highlights. The lack of paved roads really made it feel like it was in the middle of nowhere.



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T-6 days! I am just under a week away from my annual solo trip. This time I am spending 3 nights and when I get back my wife and I are headed to the cottage for the May 24 long weekend! No better way to spend a weeks vacation imo.




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I got back from my 4 day 3 night solo to the interior of Algonquin Park and then headed up to the cottage for the long weekend. Here though is the trip report, complete with a ton of pics! I had an amazing time

Day 1 :
I worked from midnight until about 7 a.m. and drove home to load up the car and get on the road. Making a stop in Barrie to fuel up the car and grab a breakfast of McD's I was soon again under way to the north. I arrived in the small town of Kearney by noonish and grabbed my permit from the parks office and then headed on to get my canoe.

I arrived at the access point to a sunny yet windy day. As I was staying on a campsite about a 5 min paddle from the launch point, I was not concerned. Loading up the canoe took a few minutes and once Violet was in, we were under way.

Vi is all ready to go by ZensLens, on Flickr

Arriving at the campsite my first priority was to get my setup done. Putting up the tent and tarp now seems to take very little time and I was resting comfortably shortly after. I figured I would take a nap and went in to the tent at 4:30 and slept right though until Tues morn.

Day 2:
I awoke bright and early at 5:30 and decided to get up, eat some food and then get on the water to explore the lake while it was still like glass. I paddled along, taking shots of the scenery and checking out the 3 other campsites on the lake. There was once brilliant site and I am planning on staying on that one next time.

Morning reflection by ZensLens, on Flickr


Sun and mist by ZensLens, on Flickr


Great site by ZensLens, on Flickr

Realizing that I had forgotten my sunscreen, I paddled over to the access point and drove in to town to grab some. Neglecting to buy bug juice, which in the end turned out to be okay as I only got a few bites. The drive in to town was eventful as I got to see two White Tail Deer on the road and grab a couple quick shots before they fled for the safety of the forest.

Doe! A deer! A female deer! by ZensLens, on Flickr


Flee!! by ZensLens, on Flickr

Upon returning to the access point, now armed with sunscreen I paddled over to the campsite to get a change of clothes in as it was really heating up and then set off on a day trip down to Daisy lake.

We paddles over to the portage to Hambone where we found a group of 6 coming out of the park, a very friendly bunch. The portage was done in under 5 mins as it's a fairly short one and we were paddling on Hambone down to the next portage.

P sign by ZensLens, on Flickr


On to Daisy by ZensLens, on Flickr

The 55m portage to what they call Pond was not needed as the water level was just high enough to paddle through. Paddling across Pond to the next portage to Daisy lake I caught a glimpse of a Heron in flight.

In flight Heron by ZensLens, on Flickr

The portage to Diasy is 420m and went by fairly quick. Vi and I arrived at the put in for Daisy and met yet another group of guys paddling out of the park. A quick convo and we were on our way to investigate Daisy lake and the saw blade on the island.

Paddling back to our campsite took a little longer due to some heavy winds, but we arrived well in time for dinner. A delicious dinner of steak over the fire!

Keeping the fire going until just before 10, I saw storm clouds off in the distance and wondered if we would be getting hit. Sure enough, after about 30 mins in bed, the storm rolled in. It was a big one, with really high winds, tons of rain and lots of lightning and thunder. I fell soundly asleep

Fire nights by ZensLens, on Flickr


Blue fire by ZensLens, on Flickr


Looking out at the lake by ZensLens, on Flickr

Day 3:
I awoke to cloudy grey skies and a chill in the air. The wind was still up but the storm itself had passed. I made a fire to get some warmth in me and cook breakfast. With the high winds I decided to cancel my planned day trip to Mubwayaka lake and instead packed up the tent and gear and set off to sped the night at Mew lake and explore the hwy 60 corridor a bit.

Our first stop was the Beaver Pond trail by the visitors centre. It's a pretty short hike that discusses the ecology of the area and how Beavers influence it. It also has a beautiful cliff look out.

Beaver lodge by ZensLens, on Flickr


Holding back by ZensLens, on Flickr


Beaver lodge and pond by ZensLens, on Flickr

After that hike we drove along hwy 60 finding a Moose grazing away in the weeds. She stayed for quite awhile and I was able to grab quite a few shots.

Posing by ZensLens, on Flickr


A beautiful sight by ZensLens, on Flickr

Our next stop was Ragged Falls, one of my fave spots. The waterfall is quite something, especially in the Spring runoff. I did a little bit of bouldering and sat and enjoyed the thundering water.

Top of Ragged by ZensLens, on Flickr


Free bouldering by ZensLens, on Flickr

Back at Mew Vi and I settled in, I set up my hammock and made a bunch of hot dogs for dins. The night came it fast and before I knew it, the sky was it up by millions of stars. Such a sight to behold, nothing beats it.

Mew Lake and the night sky by ZensLens, on Flickr


Dipper trees by ZensLens, on Flickr


Roasting by ZensLens, on Flickr


Camping by ZensLens, on Flickr

I crawled in to my hammock just before midnight and crashed out pretty quick. Even though it got down to -2 I slept soundly and comfortably, way better then a tent. Only one problem, you really need a mattress pad, or quilt system under you to keep warm. I did wake up kind of cold.

Hammock by ZensLens, on Flickr

Day 4:
It was a really cold morn, frost was around so I wasted no time in taking dow my sight and getting under way. Vi and I stopped along the hwy to grab some scenic shots of the early morning fog and then stopped at Raged Falls for the same.

Reflecting on pines by ZensLens, on Flickr


Beaver dam holding back the fog by ZensLens, on Flickr


Buoys by ZensLens, on Flickr


Misty Ragges by ZensLens, on Flickr


Wet web by ZensLens, on Flickr


From Ragged Falls we stopped at the Oxtongue Rapids park, a little known spot, but a cool place to stop. We then headed on down to the Haliburton area to check out my old summer camps original location, only a couple buildings are left now.

Balancing act by ZensLens, on Flickr


Crunch by ZensLens, on Flickr


Mossy knob by ZensLens, on Flickr


That's shitty by ZensLens, on Flickr

Leaving camp, I stopped in Minden for Kawartha Dairy ice cream, turned the car south and made my way to the big city once again. To see all the shots from the trip, check them out here ---> http://www.flickr....72157629835171164/

Cheers,
Zen





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Awesome! Looks like a great time. No trips for me for a while; I'm quite broke.




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Canoeing seems like a pretty unique experience. I wanna try it sometime. And yeah, as already said, awesome. That starry evening and foggy morning really seemed like something special.




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Yeah it was a really cool area to check out, especially since there's lots of mining stuff in the area too (for the UE aspect). My favorite part is that you have to drive along like 30 miles of dirt roads to get there, even though it's one of the park's highlights. The lack of paved roads really made it feel like it was in the middle of nowhere.


If you head down to the far south end of Death Valley to a town named Tecopa, there are some really great mines to explore there. Plenty of horizontal exploring as well as places that require some serious technical rope skills. If you want to head down that way, drop Therrin or me a note and we should get you pointed in the right direction.


Here's a couple of photos from one of the mines there. No climbing necessary to reach these places.

A bit of old dynamite.


An interesting inclined shaft. It goes down 5 levels so there's plenty to explore.


Almost looks like it's a Disney set.


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If you head down to the far south end of Death Valley to a town named Tecopa, there are some really great mines to explore there. Plenty of horizontal exploring as well as places that require some serious technical rope skills. If you want to head down that way, drop Therrin or me a note and we should get you pointed in the right direction.



Wow those look awesome. I've mostly had to stick to pretty simple mines, since I'm usually by myself. So I've never been able to check out something that expansive. But yeah hopefully I'll be heading back out there sometime in the winter again, so I'll let you know when i do!



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I can't believe I forgot to post up my May trip!! I had originally planned on going in to Algonquin Park via the Rain Lake access point but due to flooding I went in through the Magnetewan Lake access, only 4 years in a row now lol. I decided to camp at a site on the south end of the lake seeing as it should be pretty quiet, only saw one person the entire 4 days. Had some delicious meals, including a first night steak, cooked over the fire..some great star watching, S'mores, early morning paddles and most importantly, pretty good weather.

Here's some shots from the trip

With the new wagon, everything fit in the trunk!!

It's all in the trunk! by ZensLens, on Flickr

and we are on the way.

27 degrees!!! by ZensLens, on Flickr

If you peep this on Flickr in a large size, you will realize that the far off water fall is actually ice.

That there be ice! by ZensLens, on Flickr

Fowl

Lift off by ZensLens, on Flickr

Looking out from the site

Spring scenes by ZensLens, on Flickr

First things first, fire

Gran by ZensLens, on Flickr

Then dins!

Grill marks by ZensLens, on Flickr

The lake became so calm in the evening, I had to go out for a paddle

Reflecting pond by ZensLens, on Flickr


Floating on glass by ZensLens, on Flickr


Kevlar tilt by ZensLens, on Flickr

The sun was setting so I made a nice fire

Ontario Parks by ZensLens, on Flickr

The next day I checked out Little Eagle Lake, not a bad one

Little Eagle side by ZensLens, on Flickr


Little Eagle Lake by ZensLens, on Flickr

At camp, I posed for a selfie..can you find me?

Hidden by ZensLens, on Flickr

Went for a cold ass swim and when I got out, I saw this

Leech by ZensLens, on Flickr

Boiled up some KD with my Trangia.

Boil boil by ZensLens, on Flickr

Posed for another selfie

Contemplation by ZensLens, on Flickr

Shot my set up

Sleeping spot by ZensLens, on Flickr

Made another fire as the night set in

By the fire by ZensLens, on Flickr

And shot the stars

The dipper by ZensLens, on Flickr

Checked out this waterfall on day 3

Flowing by ZensLens, on Flickr

And this one

Spring flow by ZensLens, on Flickr

Even more over on Flickr from the last day and the visitor centre

Cheers,
Zen




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