October 2018

Route (2 days)

Day 1:

  • Big Pines trail
  • Mallard Lake

Day 2:

  • Barron River
  • Booth's Rock trail
  • Hardwood Lake trail

After my last trip was cut a little short due to injury, was nice to get out for another (albeit short) trip before the season's end. Think this was my latest in the year I've been into the park, while not the warmest, but a refreshing temperature, and certainly enjoyed not having to worry about the bugs lol... Think I may have to plan trips into the park at this time of year going forwards... This trip was another attempt this year to try to squeeze in a few spots on my 'Algonquin to do list' with limited time availability...

Big Pines Trail

Logging camp remains

Mallard Lake

Booked the drive in site @ Mallard Lake as I was getting into the park late.. This was 'home' for the night... Was a little below zero @ night, so was happy to have brought some extra blankets...

Morning mist on Mallard Lake

Barron River

Squirrel Rapids access point

Barron Canyon trail from below

Otters! While I've seen plenty evidence of them, I haven't been lucky enough to see them up close in the park before... Wasn't quite fast enough with the camera so not the greatest quality, but was great to see them nonetheless...

Booth's Rock Trail

Great view of Rock Lake

Barclay Estate Remains

Barclay Estate Remains

Hardwood Lookout Trail

A short trail overlooking Smoke Lake

Great view of Smoke Lake

Memorial cairn dedicated to Douglas McDonald Hains