Well here we are again ! Another summer, another trip to the back country of Algonquin Park. We decided this year to go to Pen Lake. Yes we have been here before but it’s an area we love and there is always a ton of wildlife. This is a photo of the canoe we had at that time. I believe we are on our fourth canoe now and it’s a Souris River 17 1/2 foot Ultra Light Kevlar weighing about 44 pounds. Super easy to carry ! ……….for Clint. lol
In 2006 we decided to head to Grand Lake and paddle over to the portage leading to Stratton Lake. This is a nice area of the park, however, in all the years we have been going to Algonquin, this area is where we have seen the least amount of wildlife for some reason. Maybe its the month of August.
On continuing down memory lane……….during the winter months, my husband, sister and her husband and myself figure out where we would like to go next and what dates etc. It was fun to research and decide the location in Algonquin Park. This year we decided to go into Pen Lake.
In continuing my trip down memory lane, here is another year of back country canoe tripping.
In late August 2003 we headed back to Algonquin Park for another back country canoe trip. We decided this year to launch our canoes on to Grand Lake and then paddle into Carcajou Bay. I believe there are only 4 sites on this bay, maybe 5. At the back of the bay, there is a small waterfall and a portage that can take you into a number of other lakes.
We leave soon for our “big” trip so I wanted to get a couple of days taking some photos in Algonquin before we leave. We got up at o’dark thirty Saturday morning and off we went. We were signed into our motel and into the park by 10 a.m. Which was pretty good as it is a three hour drive and we have to stop for coffee!
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.