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Old 04-28-2010, 05:42 AM   #16
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Fun stuff, but no fishing rods? (you rode through some of the best brook trout fishing in S.Ontario!)
I'm guessing you found http://www.algonquinmap.com/index.html already right? The most detailed info on all the trails, roads and POI in & around Algonquin. Got lucky with the warden, riding or driving on the logging roads in the park is usually met with furious vengeance with swift & indiscriminate justice. Fines start at $400, each. Just say'n.

How bad were the blackflies?
Actually, we were just past the No Entry sign by only about 100 - 200 metres. He just told us not to go any further. It was all cool.

Thanks for passing on the map link - I had seen it, but others might find it useful as well. Oh, and no fishing...didn't have time - too many roads and trails to explore. Maybe next time we'll take an extra day.

Thankfully, there were no blackflies yet. It was nice to go in April. In a couple of weeks I think the blackflies will be unbearable.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:10 AM   #17
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Looking forward to seeing more of Algonquin Park... I don't get there often enough.

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Old 04-28-2010, 07:20 AM   #18
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:41 AM   #19
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #20
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Very nice report and pictures, I have been looking at the MapArt Backroads Mapbook and thinking about shooting up there this weekend to explore the south east side of the park. Thanks for taking the time to post the report.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:19 AM   #21
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Beautiful pics of a beautiful place! Nice work!
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:24 PM   #22
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Very nice report and pictures, I have been looking at the MapArt Backroads Mapbook and thinking about shooting up there this weekend to explore the south east side of the park. Thanks for taking the time to post the report.

As Nike would say: "Just Do It"

I can promise you won't regret it.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:46 PM   #23
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Beautiful place. Nice photos, and write-up. thanks for posting it.

I am going to have to go and check this place out.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #24
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let me just say that I am glad you got through there without damaging the bike.... would have been terribly bad timing....
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:31 PM   #25
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... oh.... and you are hired to do the photography in 2 1/2 weeks.


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Old 04-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #26
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Makes me pine for the East again. Nice report.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:00 PM   #27
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That was great, thanks. I spent a lot of time there as a kid. Hope to ride there in the next few years.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:10 PM   #28
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Here it is!



It's an incredible sight to see! Go back the next time they are having a tour for the public.



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The largest satellite dish in Canada is located here. It is no longer operated by the government, and has been sold to a private party. We were determined to find it.

We knew it was located near Lake Travers, which we could find on a map. According to our calculations, it would be approximately 70 km inside the park along a forest access road.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:44 PM   #29
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I skipped off work and did a 650k run from home looping around algonquin and back last Thursday on the DR, it was beautiful but as soon as I hit Hwy 60 and saw my first charging moose sign it completely freaked me out!! I slowed right down and was watching the sides the whole time!
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:05 PM   #30
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Here it is!


It's an incredible sight to see! Go back the next time they are having a tour for the public.
Thanks, Dave, now I'm even more pissed we didn't get all the way to it.

I'm definately planning to book mself into a public tour. Sure looks big!!
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