Lots of pleasant campsites along the way
From 2013 May-June, TomThomson-Burnt Island , Algonquin
From 2014 June 20-26 Rock-Bonnechère loop
This is the Rock Lake Access Point (Algonquin Access Point #9). It's on a short river connecting Whitefish Lake to Rock Lake. This was to be my 7th canoe trip in Algonquin Park.
Burnt Island campsite
Made it here 6:45 Friday evening, trailing a group from Huntsville High School. Bug-beating wind died overnight. This is the view next morning.
From 2014 May29-Jun1 Burnt Island Lk
I walked the 1st loop (33 km?) in June 2012, a two night trip. The 2nd loop (55 km?) would require 3 nights.
From 2013 Oct, 2nd Loop, Algonquin Western Uplands Trail
Rustling leaves make it impossible to sneak up on any animals
Saw a LOT of snakes on this trip
Lake east of Otterpaw Lake
Lunch on Pincher Lake. Trangia alcohol burner fits nicely inside the woodburning stove.
Some of the last red maples in the park
Near Cashel Lake
Finally reached Clara Lake, about an hour before sunset.
Beautiful Samos Lake. Not so beautiful is the steep cliff you have to climb to get from here to Clara Lake.
This one was a good 3 or 4 metres high.
Beaver ponds are a familiar sight on the trail.
Good place to rest my weary feet.
View from the bridge. Really, all the "rivers" in Algonquin would be called creeks anywhere else.
One of the brownest deer I've ever seen
Walked around Maggie Lake. This is the view from one of the western campsites.
It was a great hike with perfect weather for 4 days. I'll be back next year.
View east from campsite. That night I saw amazing northern lights AND a meteor that streaked right across the lake.
The last fall colours on Steepside Lake
Little Hardy Lake
Lookout near Little Hardy Lake
Trailside cascade that flows down to Little Hardy Lake.
An easy paddle up the Big Crow River leads to Little Crow Lake
From 2013 July-Aug, Algonquin Central Lakes
on Big Crow Lake
Most of the portage does not look as nice as this...
... an awesome sunset view
Got a great site on the island
Hogan Lake emerges at the end of the maze
The portage into Hogan ends with a surprise
You have to hope this canal is going in the right direction
Next morning headed out past this cormorant island, to cross Lake LaMuir en route to Hogan Lake.
... and rainbows
Calm before the storm, Red Pine Bay
Waited in a patch of Pickerel Weed
Camp on Happy Isle with sunset view
Algonquin Outfitters' water taxi