I expect to be driving up from Toronto, so if I do, it'd make more sense if I just scooted over to pick up entropy on my way up.
A Napanee/Belleville option definitely sounds better..
- Detouring through Kingston on an Ottawa-Bon Echo (190km) trip would add another 120km.
- Detouring through Kingston from an Toronto-Hwy7-Bon Echo (260km) trip would add another 100km.
- Slowing down with an open door as I pass Belleville or Napanee on an Toronto-401-Bon Echo (260km) trip would add another 30km.
So look like we are up to 6 people now. We are getting there slow but sure.
I am really looking forward to this.
Something to keep in mind...
2 years ago I called an Ontario Park (Algonquin I think) and asked about hammocks, indicating that it was a hammock with a tarp overtop that I would sleep in. I was told that hammocks do not count as shelters, of which there can only be 3 per site.
I was in Algonquin over the weekend. Apparently Algonquin now views hammocks as shelters. That means you can only have 3 hammocks per site.
So in Algonquin you can now put 3 10 person tents, plus another tent for eating and that is fine, but if you put 4 hammocks up you get a fine - I think he said it was a $500 fine.
Not sure about other parks. I'm going to call Killarney tomorrow.
PS - The warden said they also don't care what Ontario Parks says. Even if Ontario Parks says hammocks don't count, Algonquin will fine you anyways. Support your local petty beaurocracy!