Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monday, October 6, 2014

Provincial Park Tour: Day 2 Bon Echo

Bon Echo Provincial Park is home to the famous Mazinaw Rock with its steep cliff and pictographs. We ended up going to the west of Mazinaw Lake to the Abes and Essens Trail, a gorgeous backcountry trail of approximately 17 km. We were lucky to have a spell of warm, clear weather to enjoy the fall colours.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Provincial Park Tour: DAY 1 Algonquin

For a late September holiday this year, we decided to do a number of small, relatively nearby getaways. We ended up running in four different Ontario Provincial Parks, enjoying the vibrancy of the woods, better running temperatures, and the lack of deer flies.

The first park was Algonquin, where I finally got to see a moose. We ran a total of 3 hours, on the Centennial Ridges Trail and then after a short break went up to a beautiful lookout on part of the Highland Backpacking Trail via rail trail along Lake of Two Rivers and then a steep portage. I can't wait to go back and see this entire trail.

Next up, Bon Echo.