Back Country Canoe Trips, Part 2 – 2001/2002

2001  –  Clint and I met in 2001 and started dating.  Later that same year,  he asked if I wanted to go on an interior canoe trip.  I had never been on a back country trip before so it was all new to me.  But I was game and so we planned our trip.

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Look how nervous I look ! lol

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Back Country Canoe Trips – First Installment !

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August 2018 – Me relaxing on our private beach at Parkside Bay, Algonquin Park

I was going through old photos the other day,  from when we used to do a lot of back country canoe trips, or interior trips.   For those that aren’t familiar, these are trips whereby you have to paddle a lake to a spot on the lake where you have to unload your canoe and then portage your canoe/gear from one lake to another and then set up camp.  You can do one or several portages to get to your campsite.  The portage trails range anywhere and everywhere from “Wow what a fantastic flat, wide nice” trail to “Holy Crap I’m going to die on this narrow, winding, all uphill, over rocks and stumps” trail.

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Algonquin Back Country Canoe Trip – August – Summer 2018

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So we headed out to do an Interior Canoe trip or Back Country trip or holy cow you’re crazy trip……..whatever you want to call it.  We were up and out of our house by 615 am and drove to Algonquin Park to the Smoke Lake parking lot.  We unloaded the canoe and all our gear from the truck; loaded it all into the canoe and we were on the water and away by 9:50 a.m.

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Algonquin Park, May 2017

Lightroom Done -6Algonquin Park in May, hmmm !  Other than day trips, we have never camped at the park in May.  We always stay in June for 2-3 weeks.  This year something different……..next year back to the old ways.  The month of May had the benefit of no bugs…….i.e. blackflies but other than that, May sucked !  We stayed in Mew Lake campground on site 63 which is a water site right on the beach.  It was an okay site but because this May trip was so windy probably not the choice to be on the water. Continue reading “Algonquin Park, May 2017”

Algonquin Park March 2017

trum-6So this was a cold weekend !  We left at o’dark thirty Friday morning arriving at our motel at 9 a.m.  Checked in and headed to the Park !  Of course we had to stop and purchase our passes for today and Saturday.  Did our usual drive throughout the park stopping here and there.  It was a cold day !

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Algonquin Park – My Favourite Place

bearAlgonquin Park is our favourite park and one of our most favourite place; if you haven’t been here, you need to go.  We spend 2-7 weeks here every year; we will come for the day or stay for up to 3 weeks at a time.  We have camped in different sites in the park with our trailer and we also have done back country camping…..without our trailer.  lol

This guy was in our campsite June 2016 and he also followed us on a bike trail.

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