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Canoeing The Ogoki Reservoir – From “Moose Crossing” To The Waboose Dam

Previous Post: Canoeing The Ogoki Reservoir – From Eight Flume Falls To “Moose Crossing” Day 11: “Moose Crossing” To Waboose Dam distance: 23.5 km. time: 10 to 4 with the usual one hour for lunch portages/rapids: none. weather: a bit of rain … Continue reading

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Canoeing The Ogoki Reservoir: From Eight Flume Falls to “Moose Crossing”

Previous Post: Down The Ogoki From Whiteclay Lake to Two Mile Bay We spent 3 days on the Ogoki Reservoir, first paddling from Two Mile Bay to Eight Flume Falls and then the almost  50 km. to the east end … Continue reading

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Down The Ogoki – From Whiteclay Lake (NE Arm) To The Ogoki Reservoir (Two Mile Bay)

Previous Post:  Day 8 – From Ogoki Falls To Whiteclay Lake’s NE Arm This post – Day 9 summary: We went with the wind up the northeast arm of Whiteclay and then turned into it all the way down to … Continue reading

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Down The Ogoki – From Above Ogoki Falls To Whiteclay Lake’s NE Arm

Previous Post: A Two-Day Paddle Across the Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake This post – Day 8 summary: We left our okay exposed beach campsite not too far below the first set of rapids out of Whitewater Lake.  After a bit more … Continue reading

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A Two-Day Paddle Across the Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake

Previous Post: Bushwhacking the Ogoki Headwaters: Days 3 and 4 From The Headwaters To Whitewater L. We landed on Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake late in the afternoon of Day 5, having decided to give up on our attempt to bushwhack and … Continue reading

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The Ogoki River From Top To Bottom

My brother (and longtime canoe partner) and I are heading back to northwestern Ontario’s Wabakimi area! The heart of this canoe trippers’ boreal dreamscape is Wabakimi Provincial Park, next to Polar Bear Park, the largest in Ontario. It sees a … Continue reading

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Down Wabakimi’s Allanwater River To Whitewater Lake and “The Center of the Universe” – Introduction, Logistics, Maps

For more specific info and  detailed maps showing rapids, portages, and campsites, see Day-By-Day Trip Report: Allanwater to Caribou The Route: Allanwater River-Wabakimi Lake-Whitewater Lake-Smoothrock Lake – Caribou River-Little Caribou Lake One thousand miles of road faced our canoe-topped car … Continue reading

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The Rice Lake “Serpent Mound” – Chronology, Sources, And Cases Of Mistaken Identity

Related Post: The Peterborough Petroglyphs: Building Over An Ancient Algonkian Ritual Site Table of Contents: Rice Lake – Location and Background history Hiawatha First Nation David Boyle  on the “Serpent Mound” Site  Key Dates In the Rice Lake/Serpent Mound Story … Continue reading

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εφήμερος – A Late-April Snowfall in Toronto’s Riverdale!

The Greek word εφήμερος (ephēmeros) translates as “lasting a day”.  It came to mind as I stood by the patio door and watched as our Icelandic sheepdog Viggo returned from his morning yard duty. Overnight a couple of centimeters (i.e. … Continue reading

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Georgian Bay’s North and East Coast – Paddlers’ Eye Candy

As longtime canoe trippers on the rivers and lakes of the Canadian Shield, it has only been in the past six years that the possibility of paddling the northern and eastern shores of Georgian Bay drew the attention of my … Continue reading

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