Algonquin in Three Days: Rock Lake, Penn Lake, Clydegale Lake, Madawaska River

I thought a backcountry Algonquin Trip was not in the cards this year, but guess what? I managed to squeeze one in.  If you would like to read some of my musings about Algonquin and the trip check out my guest post on the Algonquin Outfitters blog. Read on for a trip log of our three day…

Kayaking at Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

Unfortunately this year was not great for backcountry camping. Between school, internships, skydiving and life in general, it just didn’t happen. I am still attempting to plan something for the fall, but day trips may be it this year. I talked about hiking at Rattlesnake Point, but another great place is the Guelph Lake Conservation…

Rattlesnake Point for an afternoon hike.

Quiet holiday Mondays have a way of helping to discover hidden treasures. One of those treasures is Rattlesnake Point. The sky was crystal clear and for May it was a beautiful hot morning. It was not a day to stay inside. But what could we do? Luckily I live a short drive from Rattlesnake point…

Algonquin in Three Days: Cache, Madawaska, Head Creek, Head Lake

In July 2013, I decided on a birthday canoe trip. It was a short trip for my first time planning EVERYTHING on my own (our second trip in 6 days can be read about here).  I was hoping to find an “interesting” campsite, which lead us to the waterfall campsite on Head Lake. DAY ONE…

Algonquin in Three Days: Ralph Bice, David, and Mubwayaka

I alluded to it in my last Algonquin post, but my Mom taught me most everything I know about camping. Really, when your first camping trip is in a baby carrier, how can you not learn a bit about backcountry camping? Coming off the rush of our last Algonquin trip, we leaped at the opportunity…

Algonquin in Six Days: Misty, Timberwolf, McIntosh and Moccasin Lakes (plus many more)

This was our trip plan for a much longer and more involved trip, and I think this one delivered! This was the trip plan: Day 1: Magnetawan Lake Day 2: Magnetawan Lake, Hambone Lake, Acme Pond, Daisy Lake, Petawawa River, Little Misty Lake, Misty Lake Day 3: Misty Lake, Timberwolf Lake Day 4: Timberwolf Lake,…