Some Light Reading on Cinder Lake

Just after dusk on Cinder Lake, here’s an image of me reading my Kindle beside my tent. Cinder Lake is in the Poker Lakes area not far from Minden, Ontario.

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City Paddlers

(From 2014) Paddling canoes in Downtown Toronto. We put in at Cherry Beach and spent the day paddling around the Toronto Islands.
Taken on September 06, 2014 at 11:13AM Uploaded July 21, 2015 at 07:30PM


A couple of the waterfalls along the Gorge Trail at Watkin’s Glen State Park in autumn.
Taken on October 04, 2014 at 09:03AM Uploaded July 21, 2015 at 11:33AM

Notch Creek

A view of Notch Creek below the part where the portage trail crosses it. This is in Killarney Provincial Park, on the way to Nellie Lake from Murray Lake.
Taken on May 28, 2015 at 12:45PM Uploaded July 18, 2015 at 02:44PM

Hardwood Creek Waterfall

Hardwood Creek drains into the Barron Canyon just downstream from the most prominent part of the canyon. If you’re mindful of the copious amounts of poison ivy, you can pull the canoe out and walk up to this beautiful waterfall.

Taken on June 24, 2015 at 10:06AM Uploaded July 17, 2015 at 02:03PM

Barron Canyon, Upstream

100 metre cliffs are the most pronounced part of Algonquin’s Barron Canyon. This was where Lake Algonquin (the predecessor of the Great Lakes) once drained to the St. Lawrence.

Photo was taken from a canoe in the Barron River just upstream from the highest cliffs.

Taken on June 24, 2015 at 09:33AM Uploaded July 02, 2015 at 05:19PM

Trickle Down

A closeup on the creek in the gorge at Watkin’s Glen.
Taken on June 27, 2015 at 08:19AM Uploaded June 29, 2015 at 10:44PM

The Heart of the Glen

A narrow part of the gorge at Watkin’s Glen State Park. Here the creek transitions through the shale in a series of waterfalls and pools of water. Photo was taken on a rainy day, which gives everything a bit more shine.

Taken on June 27, 2015 at 08:53AM Uploaded June 29, 2015 at 03:24PM

Nellie Lake

Nellie Lake, in Killarney Provincial Park is known for it’s crystal clear water. On a calm day you can see 28 metres down.
Taken on May 28, 2015 at 08:04AM Uploaded June 17, 2015 at 05:23PM

Crossing the Notch

The portage to Nellie Lake follows (for the most part) Notch Creek. About a third of the way up, one must cross said creek. It’s just deep enough to be slippery to walk with a canoe on your head, and it’s just fast enough (and short enough) to make floating the canoe impractical. Here, my friend Paul carries his pack canoe across the creek.
Taken on May 28, 2015 at 12:41PM Uploaded June 16, 2015 at 04:29PM