Algonquin Park Fall Trip

9:52 p.m. on May 22, 2013 (EDT)
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I am way behind on my trip reports, and have been inspired by the recent flood of them, so last November (2012) I got a quick two nighter in. Some photos...

Packed and ready to go, I call this XLUL (extra-large, ultra light) Not really UL! BUT I had some real food. 47 lbs for the 3 days, 2 nights.

Set up and (excessively) guyed out. Only expecting a light snow tonight.


The Hilleberg Unna is the only 1 person tent I've ever seen that could actually almost be labelled a 2 person. Oh, and gotta have that TP ready when you have a spicy soup for dinner!



Nothing better than a little fresh tea in the morning!

Drying out from the night before.

Site of a prescribed burn earlier in the year.

Follow the yellow, err brown pine needle road.

My hiking partner for the day.

Luckily the bridge goes right over this. I woulda been singing a higher octave had I had to cross it.

Trail is well marked with blue blazes and signs at most path intersections.

Site number two. The site I camped at for the first night was at the upper left hand corner of the lake.

2:44 p.m. on May 23, 2013 (EDT)
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Good stuff, Jake! 

Was your tea Fir or Hemlock? I haven't made any from Fir, Eastern Hemlock Makes a very nice brew, as do young White Pine needles. 

4:23 p.m. on May 23, 2013 (EDT)
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Great report and pics, thanks for sharing them.

11:15 a.m. on May 24, 2013 (EDT)
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Nice Jake! TP is critical unless you use leaves like Andrew


that Unna is cool


Is that a Western Mountaineering bag?

10:25 a.m. on May 25, 2013 (EDT)
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Thanks guys.

Gonz- it was a hemlock tea. Douglas fir is actually my favourite if you ever get the chance to try it, I highly recommend it.

Pat- not gonna lie I have had to use leaves once or twice, but that's a last resort in an emergency! My bag is a Mountain Equipment Co-Op (canadian equivilant of an REI) model called the Merlin. It's a -10 down bag, got it at a ridiculous deal. Like $120 or something like that, it was a steal!

11:02 a.m. on May 25, 2013 (EDT)
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Nice walk from the look of it and nice photos.

I've got a MEC Cygnet. Rated for -10°C and packs down to maybe 8" by 6". It's also a barrel bag, not a mummy, and the price was certainly right. 

9:49 a.m. on May 27, 2013 (EDT)
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Nice photos.  Algonquin sure is a beautiful park to escape to for a couple of days!  Always enjoy treking or paddling there when I get a chance. 


12:32 p.m. on May 28, 2013 (EDT)
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If you are carrying close to 50 pounds consider a canoe for that country next time.

6:37 p.m. on May 30, 2013 (EDT)
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There are some great canoe routes there

12:21 a.m. on May 31, 2013 (EDT)
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Whoa! What's with the tea? Looks very good actually.

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