There’s nothing quite so disconcerting as staring at the place where your paddle blade is supposed to be and seeing a bunch of jagged splinters instead. I had taken it out earlier to send a message to my wife and for some reason put it down instead of putting it back in the jacket. The trip started at Opeongo Lake and took us to Hogan/LaMuir and Red Pine Bay with its return through Longer/Big Trout/Merchant and Happy Isle. For those keeping track at home, you generally want to have a working paddle for a paddling heavy trip. Knowing that we were almost done for the day, and that the rain had moved on at least temporarily, put me in a better frame of mind and I was very much looking forward to sitting down by the fire and reaping the rewards of our ill gotten wood. Hey guys we are thinking of hitting happy isle, merchant, and big trout lake this spring in hope of some fish. The waves weren’t bad enough to be scary but were certainly big enough to make you feel like you were on your own personal roller coaster. In fact, it was the opposite of a problem. Hawkins Lake 124. As a spot for lunch, it was great. Total Number of Portages: 322 Big Trout Lake – Campsite #12. Sunfish Lake 132. One of many island sites on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin. We were making great time and I said as much as we passed through the dam. save hide report. Seeing Algonquin Park. Home. We transferred from the boat to the canoes just past the split. We basically started at Canoe Lake, moved up to McIntosh Lake for night 1. It turns out that this both ridiculous looking and not the most efficient way to move a canoe forward. Unfortunately, thanks to the added time from the rain and the broken paddle, that day was not this one. ( Log Out / Red Pine Bay 129. Avis (155) Photos (184) Enregistrements (123) Terminé (286) Linda Lehmann. The bad news was that we weren’t the only ones who did. Longer Lake Rather than simply completing a loop trip back to Canoe Lake using Otterslide Creek, it is possible to head north from Big Trout Lake, following the Petawawa River deep into the interior of the park. This portage was easy from what I remember. Depends on how much you’ve angered the Weather Gods that year). Post Mar 25, 2013 #7 2013-03-25T11:50. Shrew Lake 116. Introduction: My first backcountry trip in Algonquin for years and add to that a 3750m portage and you have one heck of a story! It had both sunset and sunrise views, and plenty of flat ground for tents. The problem is, if you haven’t planned your trip months in advance, a lot of those routes might already be booked up. Joined: September 6th, 2006, 7:48 pm Posts: 14 Location: Whitby, Ontario, Canada Portage 10 Big Trout Lake Day 4: Trout Lake McIntosh Marsh (whindy section) Portage 11 McIntosh Creek Portage 12 McIntosh Lake Day 5: Ink Lake Portage 13 Tom Thomson Lake Littledoe Lake Little Oxtongue River Tepee Lake Joe Lake Portage 14 Canoe Lake. Regardless, it had the most important quality I look for in a site in that it was free, so we took it and got ourselves set up for the night. After saying goodbye to my wife (who drove off with a look in her eye that I like to think was “I’m sure going to miss you” but was more likely “you guys are trusting him to get you through the next four days alive?”) we got into the boats and paddled the short distance over to the Joe Lake portage. Seems like a learning opportunity! The Canoe Lake-Big Trout-Canoe Lake loop I will describe is one that I've completed over a dozen times. Beautiful views of Amikeus Lake, creek, and pond. Here are a few Algonquin Park sites and blogs that I’ve really enjoyed/found very useful. Or a headsideheadwind. After the second carry, McIntosh Creek gradually widens into a marshy area that in turn becomes Grassy Bay. This trail consists of about 70km worth of paddling depending on where you camp, as well as about 7km of portage scattered through out the trip. We held another conference (two conferences in one day, who says you have to miss all the fun of being in the office when you’re out on a trip?) 78 kms 1 day11hours moderate Canoeing Summer, Fall, Spring Algonquin Park, ON. With the thunder and lighting gone we decided to get back on the water and continue the trip to Big Trout. Friends of Algonquin View Linda's Recording. Grassy Bay 125. Trip report is up now. Menu Home; Trip Report Archive; Campsite Reports; FAQAA – Frequently Asked Questions About Algonquin ; The Count; Trails and Hikes; About; Contact; In The Media; Instagram; Twitter; Big Trout Loop. 4 thoughts on “ Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 1 ” Pingback: Big Trout Loop Parabola ... White Trout 126. Acres: 3816.5. This is a nice paddle as well. Joined: September 6th, 2006, 7:48 pm Posts: 14 Location: Whitby, Ontario, Canada Three hours! Explore canoe trips, starting on Canoe Lake (Access point #5) and heading into the area north of the Portage Store. Or, more accurately, they sink like $400.00 pieces of very sophisticated communication equipment made out of heavier than water materials. Algonquin Lookout Trail est un sentier en boucle de 1.2 miles très fréquenté situé près de Nipissing, Ontario en Canada. Close. Portage 7 Otterslide Cr. Booking a trip over any long weekend can be an exercise in frustration. 14 octobre 2020. Algonquin Provincial Park: Big Trout Lake Loop from Kiosk: September 7th - September 19th, 2019 Portage signs in Algonquin Provincial Park are bright yellow. Not the scenery part, that was indeed great. With my large groups I do the route in 3.5 days, and 3 nights as described below. 22. I fell ass backwards, there would have been a lot of momentum working against me if I’d hit my head). It was the first open site we saw that didn’t look awful and it ended up being a nice choice. But here one was! At the very least I wouldn’t be going back to the soul-destroying cesspool of terrible that is Furrow Lake (I’m not being fair to Furrow Lake, it’s more soul-crushing than soul-destroying). There are a few tent spot options, and the site becomes more sheltered as it backs into the trees. Algonquin Autumn Trip report – Big Trout Lake Loop September 22-26, 2014 Looking for a late September trip as I usually do, myself and Pete decided upon a loop kayak trip in Algonquin, starting from Canoe Lake to Big Trout Lake – a well known and traveled route by many. 3 months ago. Opeongo-Big Crow-Hogan-Red Pine-Big Trout-Happy Isle Loop June 27 to July 4, 2015 - By Cobi Sharpe. Here’s the video from our six day trip in Algonquin. But the nice, easy paddle part? Page 1 of 2 [ 19 posts ] Go to page 1, 2 Next Previous topic | Next topic : Author Message; Drox Post subject: Big Trout Lake loop at Algonquin. This is has to be one of the most popular 4-5 day loops in Algonquin Park. White Trout 126. Five gorgeous days on the Big Trout Lake Loop. From here we would paddle the popular "Big Trout Lake Loop" counter clockwise. Sort by. I tried diving for it but the bottom drops off pretty quickly where the boat had dumped and I’m a terrible duck diver. anacondatm. Remember earlier when I said we had gotten the lift so we could get a jump on the day and the crowds? There’s some nice scenery, but by this point I wanted to be out on open water and I didn’t have much patience for the twists and turns you find along a creek. Apart from the wind the weather wasn’t bad, and we were close to shore, so it didn’t feel like we were in any particular danger even if we did dump. After the third stroke I was significantly less confident, partly because it’s only natural for some doubt to creep in about even the best laid plans but mostly because I was now holding half a paddle, as the blade had snapped off from the shaft mid stroke. It’s a big site, with a nice fire pit and a cool little beach at the tip of the point. Canoe Lake (5.1) There and back: 5 days - to Little Doe Lake by Joe and Teepee Lakes - Barry Bridgeford's "Algonquin Adventures". The good news was that instead of being a kilometre from shore we were only about 50 metres from a campsite. Posted by 3 hours ago. This wasn’t a problem. That … uh … well that didn’t work out so well. Wet Lake 121. https://allofalgonquin.com. We have heard a few conflicting accounts of the fishing here. Catfish Lake Here’s the video from our six day trip in Algonquin. Algonquin Adventures Big Trout Lake Loop is a multi-day route intended for experienced paddlers. 1 Comment. Of the three trips, one is a short, easy trip, with the other two being longer more difficult trips. 14 Sep 2020 by algonquinbeyond. Drew Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 1 – All of Algonquin. It’s such a cool, big lake. I landed in about two feet of water and narrowly missed smacking my head on the side of the other canoe (which still gives me the shivers when I think about it. The one great feature of the site was that because of its general unimpressiveness, it seems like it doesn’t get much traffic. Along the way I showed Mark various places where I had seen wildlife in previous trips, because as everyone knows the only thing better than seeing a moose for yourself is having someone tell you about the time they saw a moose. The Kayak Camper. I remember them both being damp, but that’s about it. As a spot for eight people and four tents, which was the size of the group we passed a little later who were heading for that site, it would be super cozy in the same sense that being stuffed into a locker with the rest of the D&D club would be cozy. Total Number of Lakes Paddled: 355 It’s just that Labour Day is kind of a massive exception to point number two. The storm never got anywhere near what we dealt with in July, but it certainly felt much better to be sitting under the wide branches of a large pine, watching the rain and enjoying a hot lunch than it would have been to be out on the water. If you’re like me, you’ll start with every intention of hopping from rock to rock through each muddy patch, then give up about ten steps into the first one and reacquaint yourself with the delightful sensation of mud squishing between your toes with every step. 13 octobre 2020. Burntroot Lake 130. Robin Lake 119. The paddle along McIntosh creek is similarly unspectacular. Wiki Update Review. We didn’t realize that at first though. Five gorgeous days on the Big Trout Lake Loop. You were on macintosh as an eight year old. Algonquin Provincial Park: Big Trout Lake Loop from Kiosk: September 7th - September 19th, 2019 Portage signs in Algonquin Provincial Park are bright yellow. 112. It did get pretty chilly once the sun went away. I put this as moderate difficulty due to the length, as well as there are a couple big lakes which can be a little intimidating to beginner canoeists in bad weather. Page 2 of 2 [ 19 posts ] Go to page Previous 1, 2 Previous topic | Next topic : Author Message; Drox Post subject: Posted: September 8th, 2006, 5:39 pm . Hey all, I'm starting to plan a trip for May 2021 and had a few questions about the Big Bob - Rosebary loop through the Tim Lake access point. The thought that I’d be able to fine-tune was wildly optimistic, as pretty much everything was already booked solid by the time I put the reservation in. Once you’ve finished admiring the views, you start up a short-ish creek that connects Ink to McIntosh. Apparently he ran the same loop when he did Canoe Trip during high school. Big Trout Lake loop at Algonquin. It’s too bad that I was so focused on the problem of the broken paddle at this point, because this is a lovely area to paddle. 2,254. The boat didn’t exactly leap forward, but it was definitely moving in the right direction. Total Number of Trips: 33. 22. Re: Big Trout Loop (sort of) Just read the full thing - such an unfortunate (and like you said, expensive) series of events that day! The lake is surrounded by rolling hills which make a beautiful view anytime of the year, especially autumn. A description with photos of a four night canoe trip out of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, passing through Tom Thomson Lake, Misty Lake, Big Trout Lake and Burnt Island Lake. Five gorgeous days on the Big Trout Lake Loop. So, uh, if you’ve got an In Reach, maybe don’t do this). The Park is not as busy as it is during the height of summer and, probably best of all, there are no bugs (unless you count spiders as bugs, in which case there are way too many bugs, many of whom were in my tent, all of whom can f*ck right off). It was a good trip, we did the popular Big Trout Lake loop. McKaskill Lake 118. View Em's Recording. Then it became tremendously unfunny. There aren’t too many twists and turns and the scenery along the way is quite pretty. Big Trout Loop near Algonquin Park, ON. Shrew Lake 116. Somewhere about halfway up Big Trout I handed the unbroken paddle to Dan and started paddling with the blade of my broken paddle. Some day I’ll be telling myself the truth. McIntosh marsh is an especially good place to see moose. It can also be a fairly technical portage, depending on how determined you are to keep your shoes out of the muck. Big Red Lake 115. We found a point site not far from Ink Creek on the east shore. Algonquin Park is home to one the best trout fisheries in Canada. It started at the Portage Store on Canoe Lake, went to Burnt Island Lake, up to Big Trout Lake, over to McIntosh Lake and then back to the Portage Store through Tom Thomson Lake. Portage 8 Otterslide Cr. Trip report is up now. share. Paddle Canoe Lake Loop in Algonquin. Most people seem to head straight to Burnt Island but I don't want a long first day in case I get a late start and have a hard time finding a site on such a massive lake. I visited Campsite #11 on Big Trout Lake in Algonquin Park in September 2020. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Burntroot Lake 130. So, instead of going out post long weekend we bit the bullet and planned our trip for Labour Day itself. A description with photos of a four night canoe trip out of Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, passing through Tom Thomson Lake, Misty Lake, Big Trout Lake and Burnt Island Lake. It was a relief to get to the 350m portage into Longer Lake and out of the wind. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. The waves were decently high and rolling towards us from the other end of the lake. Big Trout Lake Algonquin Park. It’s also fairly enclosed, meaning that it can feel a bit dim and once you’re on the site you kind of forget there’s this big, beautiful lake less than ten feet away. The paddling is fantastic. There was an awesome sitting spot looking west across the lake courtesy of a thick root that sits at just the right height above the water’s edge. Big Trout Lake – Campsite #15 When getting to this site you can use the small rock outcrop as a canoe landing or the section just beside it, both of which are rather easily accessible. I don’t know what to say about this portage that is printable in a family friendly blog post (although I think I probably lost the “family friendly” designation about 25 reports ago). This time we began our trip from what may be the most popular launch in the whole park, Canoe Lake located right off the highway 60 corridor. There are a few tent spot options, and the site becomes more sheltered as it backs into the trees. I know it's the classic loop to go through Burnt Island and the Otterslides, but personally I would do something like: Canoe > Sunbeam > White Trout > Big Trout x2 > McIntosh > Canoe. Opeongo-Big Crow-Hogan-Red Pine-Big Trout-Happy Isle Loop June 27 to July 4, 2015 - By Cobi Sharpe 99% Upvoted. share. Menu Home; Trip Report Archive; Campsite Reports; FAQAA – Frequently Asked Questions About Algonquin; The Count; Trails and Hikes; About; Contact; In The Media; Instagram; Twitter; September 16, 2020 100lakesin100days 2 Comments on Big Trout Loop Parabola – Part 2. This site is decently sized and offers everything you’d need. Mark and I were in one boat and Dan and Gordon in the other. From there you could watch the sun go down behind the trees and, if you were wearing enough layers, watch the stars coming out as well. The good news was that one thing I had wanted to build into this trip was a minimum of portaging in the hopes of saving our rapidly aging backs for future use and, apart from one long portage on the first day, I mostly succeeded in this goal. Slightly. We woke up the next morning to a pretty strong wind blowing out of the west. 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