Tag wilderness

How far can you go in a day

Another canoe tripping question. Trip planning is fun but there's too many variables, I tell you. And if you're travelling in one of Ontario's managed parks, it matters how far you can go every day because you have to book into a particular lake for each night of the trip.

Looking for kid-friendly Algonquin interior destinations

We've thought of Achray. We're headed to the park (we hope) in August, and were hoping to keep crowds to a dull roar. We're willing to do a couple of short portages (aka less than 500m each). We'll be coming from Ottawa and driving four or five hours is about as much as the family can tolerate.

Wolf Lake Wednesday

Keep Wolf Lake's forest reserve designation It's late but here's my week's contribution to Wolf Lake Wednesday. Friends of Temagami, Earthroots and no doubt a bunch of other organizations and individuals are trying to pressure the Ontario government to take Wolf Lake in the Chiniguchi waterway off the table for mining and logging.

Where’s the peak of Silver Peak

Footing of former tower visible just above the orange NalgeneSomeone posted a comment on my recent trip report wondering where indeed is the highest point in Silver Peak. Apparently there used to be a fire tower on top of it? And the tower footings mark the highest point. At the end of the Silver Peak trail section there are some concrete footings. I’m not sure they’re from a fire tower - they don’t seem far enough apart, compared to those still around at Maple Mountain and Ishpatina Ridge. But they’re for some kind of tower. One is visible in this photo.