8 Days Solo in September

8 Days Solo in September

Trip Reports
Easy Nav Trip Info Background Day 1 - Canoe Lake to Otterslide Lake Day 2 - Otterslide Lake to Big Trout Lake Day 3 - Big Trout Lake to Burntroot Lake Day 4 - Rest Day on Burntroot Lake Day 5 - Burntroot Lake to Big Trout Lake Day 6 - Rest Day on Big Trout Lake Day 7 - Big Trout Lake to Little Otterslide Lake Day 8 - Little Otterslide Lake to Canoe Lake The Aftermath Campsites Trip Info Date: September 10th - 17th, 2020 ROUTE Canoe > Otterslide Otterslide > Big Trout Big Trout > Burntroot Burntroot > Big Trout Big Trout > Little Otterslide Little Otterslide > Canoe Travel (Single) 7 hrs 3 hrs 4.5 hrs 4.5 hrs 4 hrs 6 hrs Travel (Single) 8 hrs…
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Welcome to Louisa – Four Days in Algonquin Park

Welcome to Louisa – Four Days in Algonquin Park

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Easy Nav Trip Info Background Day 1 - Rock Lake to Welcome Lake Day 2 - Welcome Lake to Lake Louisa Day 3 - A Rest Day on Lake Louisa Day 4 - Lake Louisa to Rock Lake The Aftermath Campsites Trip Info Date: August 12th - 15th, 2020 ROUTE Rock > Welcome Welcome > Louisa x2 Louisa > Rock Travel (Single) 4.5 hrs 3.5 hrs 3.5 hrs Travel (Double) 6.5 hrs 4.5 hrs 5.5 hrs Portage #1 375m 320m 3,000m Portage #2 275m 1,725m - Portage #3 2,170m - - SINGLE CARRY 2,820m 2,045m 3,000m DOUBLE CARRY 8,460m 6,135m 9,000m DIFFICULTY Travel (Single) Travel (Double) Portages Single Carry Double Carry Total 11.5 hrs 16.5 hrs 6 portages 7,865m 23,595m Per Travel Day 3.8 hrs 5.5 hrs 2 portages /…
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Six Days Solo in Algonquin

Six Days Solo in Algonquin

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Magnetawan Lake to Misty LakeDay 2 - Misty Lake to White Trout LakeDay 3 - Moving Campsites on White Trout LakeDay 4 - A Rest Day on White Trout LakeDay 5 - White Trout Lake to McIntosh LakeDay 6 - McIntosh Lake Back to Magnetawan LakeThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: September 1st - 6th, 2019 ROUTE Mag > Misty Misty > White Trout x3 White Trout > McIntosh McIntosh > Mag Travel (Single) 5 hrs 5.5 hrs 3.5 hrs 7 hrs Travel (Double) 7 hrs 6 hrs 4.5 hrs 9 hrs Portage #1 135m 850m 745m 405m Portage #2 55m 155m 510m 845m Portage #3 420m 195m - 935m Portage #4 135m 160m - 450m Portage #5 450m 80m - 135m Portage #6 935m 200m -…
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Clydegale Round 2, Except with More Moose

Clydegale Round 2, Except with More Moose

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Paddling to Clydegale LakeDay 2 - Exploring the South End of Clydegale Day 3 - Finally, Moose!The AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: September 22nd - 24th, 2018 ROUTE Rock > Clydegale Clydegale > Rock Travel (Single) 3.5 hrs 3.5 hrs Travel (Double) 4 hrs 4 hrs Portage #1 375m 275m Portage #2 275m 375m SINGLE CARRY 650m 650m DOUBLE CARRY 1,950m 1,950m DIFFICULTY Travel (Single) Travel (Double) Portages Single Carry Double Carry Total 7 hrs 8 hrs 4 portages 1,300m 3,900m Per Travel Day 3.5 hrs 4 hrs 2 portages / 325m 650m 1,950m Click image to view larger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZTgp8TBa2Q BackgroundFirst of all, in case you're wondering about the title, it's in reference to my solo trip to Clydegale last summer, where I saw 3 moose in two days.Initially…
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A Beautiful Overnight on Sproule Lake

A Beautiful Overnight on Sproule Lake

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Exploring Sproule Lake in Algonquin ParkDay 2 - Heading Home Early Through Sunday LakeThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: September 14th - 15th, 2018 ROUTE Sunday > Sproule Sproule > Sunday Travel (Single) 1 hrs 1 hrs Travel (Double) 1.5 hrs 1.5 hrs Portage #1 150m 480m Portage #2 480m 150m SINGLE CARRY 630m 630m DOUBLE CARRY 1,890m 1,890m DIFFICULTY Travel (Single) Travel (Double) Portages Single Carry Double Carry Total 2 hrs 3 hrs 4 portages 1,260m 3,780m Per Travel Day 1 hrs 1.5 hrs 2 portages / 315m 630m 1,890m Click image to view larger BackgroundFollowing my “last minute trips” theme for the month of September, I did a rather spontaneous trip into Sproule Lake. The weather looked great and I have enough flexibility with vacation…
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Solo on Linda Lake, Again

Solo on Linda Lake, Again

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Alone on Linda Lake in AlgonquinDay 2 - Exploring Polly LakeDay 3 - Saying Goodbye to Linda LakeThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: September 6th - 8th, 2018 ROUTE Source > Linda Linda > Source Travel (Single) 3 hrs 3 hrs Travel (Double) 5 hrs 5 hrs Portage #1 540m 1,315m Portage #2 920m 435m Portage #3 435m 920m Portage #4 1,315m 540m SINGLE CARRY 3,210m 3,210m DOUBLE CARRY 9,630m 9,630m DIFFICULTY Travel (Single) Travel (Double) Portages Single Carry Double Carry Total 6 hrs 10 hrs 8 portages 6,420m 19,260m Per Travel Day 3 hrs 5 hrs 4 portages / 802m 3,210m 9,630m Click image to view larger BackgroundThis was my third time on Linda Lake and my third time at this island site in the past…
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Three Nights on David Lake

Three Nights on David Lake

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Heading to David LakeDay 2 - Day Trip to Ralph Bice Lake, Little Trout Lake, and Queer LakeDay 3 - Going Back to Mubwayaka LakeDay 4 - Saying Goodbye to David LakeThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: August 9th - 12th, 2018Route: Magnetawan Lake → David Lake x3 → Magnetawan LakeClick image to view largerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oytU4yHviQ BackgroundThis trip was going to be my first time exploring this area of the park, and the first time I’ve made a reservation in Algonquin exactly 5 months in advance. I’ve had my eye on David Lake for a few years now, but it’s always booked solid through the summer and timing has just never worked out. Initially the trip was going to be 2 nights on David with 1 night on either Little Trout or Queer, but…
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Thanksgiving Weekend at Byers Lake

Thanksgiving Weekend at Byers Lake

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Kingscote Lake to Byers LakeDay 2 - Day Trip to Scorch Lake Day 3 - Heading Home Through High FallsThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: October 7th - 9th, 2017Route: Kingscote Lake → Byers Lake x2 → Benoir LakeClick image to view larger BackgroundJust like last year, I had Killarney booked for the thanksgiving long weekend, and also just like last year, I did a last minute change to Algonquin. I was supposed to camp on David Lake for 2 nights and hike Silver Peak and The Crack – but I’ve done all of that before, and only wanted to do it again for the fall foliage. But colours were only at 50% and the outfitters told me they weren’t expecting a spectacular season for colours anyways… so I decided to save the money,…
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The Trip of Six Islands – Solo

The Trip of Six Islands – Solo

Trip Reports
Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - Canoe Lake to Little Otterslide LakeDay 2 - Little Otterslide Lake to Big Trout LakeDay 3 - Big Trout Lake to Red Pine BayDay 4 - Red Pine Bay to Burntroot LakeDay 5 - Burntroot Lake to White Trout LakeDay 6 - White Trout Lake to Sunbeam LakeDay 7 - Sunbeam Lake to Canoe LakeThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: September 9th - 15th, 2017 ROUTE Canoe > Little Otterslide Little Otterslide > Big Trout Big Trout > Red Pine Bay Red Pine Bay > Burntroot Burntroot > White Trout White Trout > Sunbeam Sunbeam > Canoe Travel (Single) 6 hrs 4.5 hrs 3 hrs 1 hrs 5 hrs 3.5 hrs 4.5 hrs Travel (Single) 7 hrs 5.5 hrs 3.5 hrs 1 hrs 5.5 hrs 5.5 hrs…
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Labour Day Loop – Smoke to Cache

Labour Day Loop – Smoke to Cache

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Easy NavTrip InfoBackgroundDay 1 - The Hustle to Bonnechere LakeDay 2 - The Short Move to Phipps LakeDay 3 - A Trip Ended EarlyThe AftermathCampsites Trip InfoDate: September 2nd - 4th, 2017Route: Smoke Lake → Bonnechere Lake → Phipps Lake → Head Lake → Cache LakeClick image to view larger BackgroundA little context about this trip... This is the second trip my girlfriend will have been on; last year, I took her from Rock to Louisa for 2 nights. I know that portage is flat, but it’s still 3km, and I was very surprised she agreed to do it… twice. But we got great campsites and great weather, so she had a great time. I decided to push my luck this year and plan a more ‘proper’ trip.I decided on a loop starting from Smoke, camping on Bonnechere Lake…
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