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Backcountry Camping in Bon Echo

We began our backcountry camping weekend at Bon Echo Provincial Park by spending Friday night on site 440 in the Hardwood Hills section of the park. It was a great site – big, reasonably private and lots of space for two tents and a car. We setup our tents and began cooking dinner: steak and …

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Birthday Backpacking Trip In Frontenac

Surprisingly, it didn’t take much convincing to get my loving wife to agree to an overnight backpacking trip in Frontenac Park for my birthday. Her only stipulation was that we had to keep an eye on the forecast, and if it was going to rain then we wouldn’t go. On Wednesday, we made our final …

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Camping at the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park

In the days leading up to our backpacking trip, every time we would look at the forecast, things would get a little worse – a little more rain (or snow), colder temperatures, windier, etc. We began to question if we really wanted to go. The day before we left, I asked Ron, “Have you been …

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Four Day Frontenac Park Canoe Trip

From the beginning our trip sounded like it was going to be a disaster because we had a group of six and when we called to book the canoes from the Frontenac Outfitters, they only had two canoes and a kayak left. We booked the canoes and the kayak in the hopes that there would …

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Labour Day Weekend Canoe Trip in Algonquin Park

Due to me having a knee injury, we decided that our Labour Day Weekend canoe trip would have more paddling and less portaging. This type of trip worked out well for Ron, as he had just picked up his new 9-week-old Boxer pup “Vicka” the previous weekend. Our trip only consisted of four portages and …

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Thanksgiving Weekend Hiking Trip In Frontenac Park

A couple of our past trips helped us decide to go on our Thanksgiving weekend hiking trip. The first was our Frontenac Park canoe trip. The route that we had taken was a lot more portaging and than paddling – except for the last day which was from one end of Big Salmon Lake to …

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Three Day Algonquin Park Canoe Trip

At 8 a.m. we began our journey by climbing aboard Parkbus for the first of its three trial runs from Ottawa to Algonquin Park. I have to applaud Alex Berlyand and Boris Issaev for all of their hard work as Parkbus is truly a great service. Since this was the pilot run, we left Mountain Equipment …

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