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    Apr 2011
    Toronto Canada

    muskoka crown land paddle+ supermoon

    Headed out this weekend for a couple days of paddling on a secret location near bala Ontario on some crown land. For those non-canadians, crown land is wilderness land owned and managed by the country and available for an citizen to camp on.

    The first lake we were on had a bunch of cottages on it but plenty of land to camp on. We arrived at 7:30ish and paddled an hour into dark before setting up camp. We had a nice landing spot but because of the unregulated use there were a half dozen fire pits in the same area. The spot had a great view of the inlet and the super bright moon. After a visit from some ATV locals out for a drink we put in for a relatively early night.

    Next morning (actually early afternoon - slept in) we headed a few km to the end of the lake and portaged to a more isolated lake. We looked around for a nice spot to camp, unfortunately passing up two really nice spots since my ground hugging friends couldn't find enough flat ground.

    On the plus side, I've convinced one to try a hammock next time out.

    The site we settled on had a nice view but was overdeveloped.
    W ended up packing a bunch of garbage out.

    I'll add that the moon was so crazy bright that we didn't even need flashlights.

    Next day was a 10 km paddle out dodging motorboats.

    High temps were about 18C and lows around 2C. Clear skies and first sunburn of the year.

    My gear - WBBB 1.0, 20 Phoenix, 20 UGQ top quilt
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