Grundy Lake Provincial Park: Gut Lake Trail, Swan Lake Trail, Beaver Dam Trail

Every year I try to visit a Provincial Park while it's closed. The advantages to this is it's free and you don't have to worry about others. This year, I visited Grundy Lake Provincial Park. The park usually opens early May and closes shortly after thanksgiving weekend. There are over 400 campsites , three hiking …

Algonquin Provincial Park: Highland Backpacking Trail

I had four goals this summer: 1) Check out the islands at Limestone Islands Provincial Park 2) Hike La Cloche Silhouette trail 3) Hike the Lake Superior Provincial Park coastal trail 4) Hike the Highland Backpacking Trail in one day. One, two and three were multi-day trips that were super weather dependent. However, the one day trip was …

Sansawaju Mountain

I was looking around Google Earth and somehow happened upon this place, Sansawaju Mountain. It is located just off of Grassy Lake Road, a road I am familiar from tree-planting in the area. I headed up Friday night and spent the night at the old Shinning Tree camp located at 47.499838, -81.312946. The old campsite. September 16th, …