Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Canoeing at Easter - not in Algonquin Park!

April 11, 2006, Algonquin Outfitters canoe racks accessible by snowshoe only!

Ten days after the last post and despite warm days, we still have lots of ice on local lakes. There are promising signs though. Rivers are high and anywhere that moving water is entering a lake, there is a big open lead. If the weater contines to be warm, it would be safe to be optimistic about a canoe trip in Algonquin Park by the end of April.

A true sign of spring at AO: van connected to canoe trailer

For the previous post on March 31, I walked out onto the lake and took pictures. Today I couldn't do that due to open water along the shore.

Outfitter Creek is running and helping break up the ice on Oxtongue Lake

Many water front residents have a tradition of putting their Christmas tree out on the ice and placing bets on when it will fall over and float to shore. Our neighbours at the Blue Spruce Resort have closed their outdoor rink but still have a while to wait for their tree to go.

Lots of ice on the main part of Oxtongue Lake

Open water can be seen where the Oxtongue River flows into Oxtongue Lake

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