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A Girl & Her Blow dryer – From Car Camping to Backcountry Camping with Algonquin Outfitters

By , published on August 25, 2020
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Tom Thomson Lake Algonquin Park

Growing up as a tomboy, I’ve always appreciated the great outdoors. My parents nurtured that love for nature by taking me and my two younger brothers camping every year – and it was always Algonquin Park. Over the years, my list of camping staples has changed significantly, and I truly thought I had the entire…

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Alone In The Wild

By , published on August 7, 2020
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Alone in the wild

Back in fall 2019, Karam, Truffle (the canoe) and I, set out on a 17-day canoe trip through Algonquin Park, Canada. The beauty of this place is tenfold during Fall. Although we knew there would be the added challenge of colder weather, we wanted to avoid the crowds of summer and the mosquitoes, have our…

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Algonquin – Rock to Clydegale – June 2020 Part 2

By , published on August 5, 2020

Rock to Clydegale trip cover

Part 2 of 2 By Natalie Zieman We woke up pretty early the next day (even after the crazy chupacabra Owl kept waking us up through the night!) The sunrise was spectacular! The songbirds and Chester (our camp chipmunk) were awake in full force and in the distance, you could hear the morning call of…

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Barber prepares for the Yukon Arctic Ultra Marathon

By , published on January 28, 2020
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Chad Barber Yukon Arctic Ultra

By Don McCormick Huntsville chiropractor and ultrarunner Dr. Chad Barber is in the final stages of preparation for what is likely the greatest running challenge of his career, the Yukon Arctic Ultra (YAU). “This is a 100-mile continuous footrace out of Whitehorse, Yukon starting January 30, 2020”, explains Barber. “It’s the middle of the winter…

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Algonquin – What’s The Big Deal?

By , published on January 1, 2020
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Why Algonquin Park

Algonquin. So, what’s the big deal? Why do people love this place so much? The popularity of Algonquin has continued to grow since it’s creation well over a hundred years ago, and there’s no sign of it slowing down. The average visitation is well over half a million per year. People literally worship this place….

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The Lure of Owls in Algonquin Park

By , published on November 10, 2019
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Algonquin Owl

For the past decade, I have frequently visited Algonquin Park to observe birds. While watching all birds, common or rare, excites me, the prospect of seeing an owl in the Park gives rise to sensations that are inexplicably heightened and mysteriously reverential. I know I’m not alone in feeling this, as owls have inspired emotions…

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Mark in the Park

By , published on May 20, 2019
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Mark in the Park video series

This 10-part series brings Mark’s trip-logs to life, and aims to exhibit the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Algonquin backcountry. It strives to inspire people to get out and experience backcountry canoe camping for themselves, and for seasoned paddlers, acts as an informational vehicle for trip planning, or as a simple way of quenching spring paddling fever as we await ice out!

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