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    On maple leaf south, I like the the third from...

    On maple leaf south, I like the the third from the left on Jeffs maps. It's on a little peninsula and has decent wind exposure to keep the bugs down. Windy days can be a bit hard to start a fire...
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    Anyone not on a permit yet can message me for my...

    Anyone not on a permit yet can message me for my permit info.
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    Looks like beautiful weather for the weekend. ...

    Looks like beautiful weather for the weekend. Just got back from a few days up there with students and the black flies were just getting warmed up. Definitely a site exposed to wind will be good.
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    Don't worry. There are some decent Canadian...

    Don't worry. There are some decent Canadian whiskeys in plastic or you can just pour the good stuff into a big thermos.

    Speaking of that, it's time to get a new bottle.
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one desperate to get...

    I'm glad I'm not the only one desperate to get out and camping vicariously through other people's trip logs. :D
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    I've never camped on rain and all the reviews...

    I've never camped on rain and all the reviews I've seen are from people who (egad!) sleep on the ground. From them I've heard good things about the west end of the island (said to have a great view)...
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    The number you reserve with is irrelevant. You...

    The number you reserve with is irrelevant. You can change when you register (at Kearney).

    What we've done in the past is meet up at the park office or somewhere before and registered together or...
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    The access is at the black 4. I believe the...

    The access is at the black 4. I believe the island site people talk about is #8.

    As for the fish, I believe they are just saying that two species of fish are found in the lake, I'd have to look...
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    Sites are only reserved by lake so all we know...

    Sites are only reserved by lake so all we know right now is we have 2 sites. We just have to rely on highboy and anyone else showing up Thursday to pick something nice.

    I do have a map with sites...
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    I've booked one site for Friday May 20th to 23rd...

    I've booked one site for Friday May 20th to 23rd on Rain Lake. We may need a second depending on numbers. As of now there are 8 or so sites remaining.
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    Can the kid scrounge firewood yet? My only...

    Can the kid scrounge firewood yet?

    My only concern is noise. Looking at the roll call, we're on the verge of needing two sites that might be a way around any issues giving the little one their...
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    I'm fine with wherever but for the fisher types...

    I'm fine with wherever but for the fisher types rain doesn't appear to have brook trout (according to Jeff's map). Most of the lakes around the next to access points north (magnetawan and Tim -...
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    I'm not too fussy about location. I know that...

    I'm not too fussy about location. I know that the West side access roads can be sketchy during the spring but everyone expects an early iceout so probably won't be too bad. Also might be a little...
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    If that's what works for people I'd be fine with...

    If that's what works for people I'd be fine with it.



    The portage from Canoe to Joe is essentially a flat road and according to jeff's maps the other two portages are almost flat as well. And...
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    Chard's given me his 'approval' to make this an...

    Chard's given me his 'approval' to make this an official EGL trip. Planning thread below.

    Algonquin in Springtime....
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    >Canada>Ontario>Algonquin in Springtime 2016

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    Figure it's time to start discussing Algonquin in May.

    Canoes, good food, all the usual.

    Possible weekends in the order of preference:
    May 6-8 ( a bit early but with this year's...
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    In the meantime I'm with you in spirit. Supervising kids while they study for exams.
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  18. Still hoping to head up Sunday for a night or two...

    Still hoping to head up Sunday for a night or two but have to see what work has to offer. If I can I'll follow the spot.

    Feel bad for the Brits, coming all this way for a cool and rainy weekend...
  19. Can't make the Friday. Any idea what the plan...

    Can't make the Friday. Any idea what the plan would be for sunday-tuesday?
  20. I'm still waiting to see if I can get out of work...

    I'm still waiting to see if I can get out of work by lunch Friday. Killarney is a bit far for just one night.
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    At least Sunday's supposed to be below freezing....

    At least Sunday's supposed to be below freezing.

    Looking forward to this. Have a package from Santa Dutch to try out.
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    Dear EGL, I need your help. The most...

    Dear EGL,

    I need your help. The most confusing things have been happening today and hopefully the collective brain power will be able to figure it out.

    I was out today and there was this white...
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    Nice. You've inspired me to do something similar...

    Nice. You've inspired me to do something similar next weekend (though the QE2 wildlands are nearer - have to see how much of a drive I'm up for).
  24. I hope to make it for the 1st weekend.

    I hope to make it for the 1st weekend.
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    Wow. Untried edibles, pies, and scotch. The...

    Wow. Untried edibles, pies, and scotch.

    The hang sounds better and better.
  26. Ah, Algonquin in the fall. I can't say I've ever...

    Ah, Algonquin in the fall. I can't say I've ever had a bad trip there. The days you were there would have had fantastic weather; unfortunately colours didn't peak until Oct. 4th or so (I was lucky...
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    Looks like a good time, good weather, and a great...

    Looks like a good time, good weather, and a great variety of gear to check out.

    One of these years I need to take a month or two off in the fall and go on a tour.
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    In hot weather, a UQP as an UQ is a very...

    In hot weather, a UQP as an UQ is a very lightweight option.

    I use mine often enough that it stays attached to my hammock when packed.
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    That should work for me. Fri-Sun.

    That should work for me. Fri-Sun.
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    I'd guess that January might be more winter-like....

    I'd guess that January might be more winter-like. With Thanksgiving highs of 20C, it sure isn't looking like winter yet.
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    Don't worry, there will be one.

    Don't worry, there will be one.
  32. Wow. A two-fer trip report. It was a great...

    Wow. A two-fer trip report.

    It was a great hang as usual, well fed and meeting a couple new to me people. Weather was spectacular as was the company. I was quite annoyed when I was most of the...
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    I haven't. We're at 8 confirmed so I wasn't...

    I haven't. We're at 8 confirmed so I wasn't planning on it. Would make sense though if we do get a second permit it's in your name since you'll be there hours before me.

    If you do get one you can...
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    Yeah. I was at the hang on the island a couple...

    Yeah. I was at the hang on the island a couple years ago. Two sites and nice and spread out.

    I took a quick look at the Ontario parks reservation site and 8 of the 16 sites on Pen are booked for...
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    I'll bring some fresh crusty bread in Friday for...

    I'll bring some fresh crusty bread in Friday for the chowder. Still not 100% sure of my arrival time but it should be in daylight hours. If needed I could take a bow paddler. I'm sure I could...
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    At this time I'm 90% sure that I'll be at Rock...

    At this time I'm 90% sure that I'll be at Rock around 2:00 PM Friday. I'm renting anyways so I can paddle with someone

    BUT

    There is a chance I will have to be in Toronto until 2:00 so that...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    I'm looking to head up Friday, time TBD. I'm...

    I'm looking to head up Friday, time TBD.

    I'm supervising kids at an overnight camp near Bracebridge until Friday lunch. If I'm driving to the camp, I'll be at Rock around 2:00. I might have to...
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    Just tell them you have an idea where to put your...

    Just tell them you have an idea where to put your canoe.
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    I'm fully confirmed now. My school trip is the...

    I'm fully confirmed now. My school trip is the week after so no conflict.

    Yay - two consecutive weekends in the park.


    (I'm looking forward to seeing Bubba's canoe too. If I can only get my...
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    Never been on ragged but I'm fine with either. ...

    Never been on ragged but I'm fine with either.

    1csleptonkayak, average highs tend to be around 70F and lows in the 40s but I've seen it in the 80's and I've woken up with frost or snow on the...
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    I'm in. Off the top of my head, I can't recall...

    I'm in.

    Off the top of my head, I can't recall many sites in Massassuaga that would work for a larger group. I know quiet has been there a bunch so he might have an idea of appropriate sites...
  43. Addendum: After dealing with a week in the...

    Addendum:

    After dealing with a week in the buggy north woods, I got home and realized I forgot to take the garbage out before leaving. This morning I made my breakfast in my buggy kitchen. On...
  44. Smooth Sailing ..er paddling... in North Algonquin

    Just returned from a 6 day solo in the North end of Algonquin park. First time going in through the Kiosk access point and on brand new lakes (for me obviously - the lakes have been there for a...
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    Wow. Nice pics. I'm heading up tomorrow but any...

    Wow. Nice pics. I'm heading up tomorrow but any pics I take will pale in comparison.
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    Three North American animals worry me; polar...

    Three North American animals worry me; polar bears, gators, and big cats. Cougars are probably the least dangerous of the 3 and thankfully little chance of any of them where I camp (theoretically...
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    I'm a side sleeper and tend towards the anxious...

    I'm a side sleeper and tend towards the anxious so I set up my hammock at home and started napping in it before using it in the woods the first time. Add in a strenuous trip and all was good first...
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    ^^^ No rush on the planning thread. It's not...

    ^^^

    No rush on the planning thread. It's not like we're still patiently waiting on a trip report from the spring or anything.
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    Since the original idea isn't flying, I've booked...

    Since the original idea isn't flying, I've booked a trip out of Kiosk (Algonquin) for Aug 6-11.

    Mink, Big Thunder, Maple, Three Mile, Manitou

    Let me know if anyone interested in joining in.
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    I'd likely be up for a trip then.

    I'd likely be up for a trip then.
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