Algonquin 2005

Cannisbay Lake - Maggie Lake - Guskewau Lake

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

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    Light rain Light rain Cloudy with showers Cloudy periods
HIGH   19C 21C 22C 20C
LOW   11C 11C 10C 5C
P.O.P.   80% 80% 60% 10%

Updated : Tuesday June 14 2005, 16:45 EDT  

Thursday, June 16, 2005

The departure committee!

This was typical of the ride up (and most of the trip)...  overcast with spotty showers.

Friday, June 17, 2005

The moose were out like mosquitoes along the highway that morning.

Whiskey Rapids Trail Head.

The permit.

The trail starts relatively smooth, wide and lots of roots.

Soon we're crossing creeks and...

... trying to find the right (dry) steps through the muddy sections.  Note to self:  NEVER attempt this type of hike in trail running shoes again.

The mosquitoes were terrible.  8 hour deet, lost it's effectiveness in 45 minutes, and needed re-application on the hour.  You could set your watch by it.  Luckily the lake side stops had a breeze which kept the mosquitoes at bay.

Our first chance to test our new MiniWorks EX Microfilter.

We're good at this!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Sunrise on Maggie Lake.  It was some of the only sun we had.  It rained a good part of the night and into the morning, including a couple of rainy hours in the early AM while we huddled in the tent listening to the CBC Toronto morning man rant on about what a lovely bright sunny day it was.

Cool ferns.


One of the few meadow type openings we saw.  It was surprising on these occasions when we came into the open to find it was raining lightly, yet under the canopy we had not felt a drop.

Some cool granite rocks.

More mud.

A lunch time visitor.

More ferns.

Putting the sock fillets on the fire.


The end of another overcast day.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

And the beginning of the next overcast day.

A quick 2 hour hike and we're back to the trail head.