Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An April Morning

After an impressive full moon and the first chorus of spring peepers last night, we awoke to the sound of hairy and pileated woodpeckers hammering away on the trees. I took a walk down the trail to the Outpost and spotted a pair of loons, the first to arrive back on the lake after a winter on the eastern seaboard. The couple made good use of the little bit of available water between the ice and shore. The forest was buzzing with song birds. A spectacular morning! Later over at the Log Cabin we see fresh moose tracks around the cabin and a garter snake sunning on the rocks. I can't get over how warm it is. If not for the cool wind coming off the last little bit of ice on the lake - you could think it was July!

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Algonquin Park Ice Out Countdown!

The ice is is very close to going out on both Kawawaymog and Surprise Lake. The heat wave continues.. last night it was 25 degrees at 10pm ! The following shot of the ice was taken at the Cottage Outpost .

Kawawaymog Lake


Friday, April 11, 2008

Report on Randall

This past winter, Voyageur Quest was fortunate to have Randall Blom as part of our winter guiding team! Backountry ski expert and author of this weblog's "Randall Snow Report ", Randall
was great fun to be around and a fantastic guide. We wish him the best on his adventure to New Zealand!

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

At the Dogyard

Dog sledding is a great Canadian winter experience. As thrilling as the mush can be, getting to know the dogs , hooking up and harnessing and working with the teams is a big part of the adventure. Here are a few short videos taken on our last family visit to the dog yard.

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