Algonquin Park Cottage Outpost Web Log
Algonquin Park stories, photos & updates from Voyageur Quest- Algonquin's award-winning adventure tour company.
Read updates from our guides, naturalists and guests on recent trips to the Algonquin Cottage Outpost and Algonquin Log Cabin, located at the north west corner of Algonquin Park.
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Friday, December 29, 2006
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Canoeing on Christmas Day
Monday, December 11, 2006
Silence in the woods
Early December is a wonderful time to be in Alonquin. Free from the busy shopping malls, traffic and seasonal commercial hype, the silence and peace of the forest and lakes do wonders for the soul. This past week at the Log Cabin, surrounded by all things natural - was truly a Christmas gift.
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A Winter Walk in December
Winter staff training is here and our team are all loving our first good dose of -25 c ! Here at the Algonquin Log Cabin , the conditions have been wonderful and perfect for snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. For those of you who have been asking about the snow, take a look at this short video.
Snowshoes, Skis Ready To Go
With over 3 feet of fresh snow, our snowshoes and backountry skiis are ready for action ! I tried out some of our new lighweight aluminum snowshoes on the Ridge trail this afternoon. They were fantastic in providing remarkable traction on the steep hills. Both the Algonquin Log Cabin and Algonquin Cottage Outpost have fantastic winter trails through forests and across frozen lakes and streams. For the intrepid, the backcountry offers endless exploration. Last February, I skied with a few friends up to a beaver meadow near Genesee Lake. Near an open section of water, we counted the tracks of beaver, wolves, mouse, rabbit, otter, deer and moose . We followed the wolf tracks which seemed to intensify as we crossed the frozen pond. Clumps of hair and bloody snow appeared in spots. We were now following what was clearly a wolf attack on a deer. 50 feet into the alders, we found the a half - eaten deer carcass. It appeared the wolves had taken a break from their feed and were likely still very close and perhaps eyeing us from a distance. It was jarring to see the carnage and rawness of Darwin's law on display.