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Algonquin 2002

Algonquin 2002
July 6 - July 13, 2002

ALGONQUIN 2002 SCOUT MENU
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INTERIOR TRIP

 The Algonquin Trip gave us a chance to do something we had not been able to do in several years, take a Troop canoe trip.  With Canoe Camp training under our belts, we embarked on a 3-day excursion into the interior of Algonquin Park.  Our route took us from the Whitefish Beach (where the Cubs gathered to see us off) into Rock Lake and on to Rose Island, where we spent both nights.

For our second day of paddling, we took a scenic route around Rock Lake, through Echo Bay, and into Galeairy Lake.  From there, the Scouts had a decision to make.  Did we continue on through Night and Pen Lakes back to Rock Lake, or did we go back.  Turning back meant retracing our route, but only a few small portages.  Going ahead meant a 1.7km portage.  The Scouts chose to chart new territory, and we struck on ahead.  The 1.7km portage was boggy, buggy, and seemed far longer than the advertised length.  But we made it, and the relatively inexperienced trippers of East strathcona showed their true abilities and a real sense of adventure!

The Cubs Gather To See Us Off
The Cubs Gather To See Us Off

Bringing The Canoes To The Lake
Bringing The Canoes To The Lake


Lined Up, And Ready To Roll

Scouters Bill And Liz Are The Last To Push Off
Scouters Bill And Liz Are The Last To Push Off

On The Water, And In The Waves
On The Water, And In The Waves

Taking A Break At The Opening Of Rock Lake
Taking A Break At The Opening Of Rock Lake

Did Anyone See The Movie Jaws?
Did Anyone See The Movie Jaws?
(This Photo Was Featured In The Leader Magazine!)

Nope, No Shark Down Here
Gurgle....Nope, No Sharks Down Here

Sunset On Rock Lake
Sunset On Rock Lake

Uh, Oh, A Portage....
Uh, Oh, A Portage....

Flitering Some Much Needed Water
Filtering Some Much Needed Water


Night Lake... And The Big Decision....

One Of The More Level Sections Of The Portage
One Of The More Level Sections Of The Portage

The End Of The Portage....Finally!
The End Of The Portage....Finally!

A Bridge Ahead.  On A Hot Day That Can Mean One Thing....
A Bridge Ahead.  On A Hot Day That Can Mean One Thing....

....Geronimo!
....Geronimo!


ALGONQUIN 2002 SCOUT MENU
Algonquin Main Menu
Info: Itinerary | Menu & Duty Roster | Interior Trip Map
Low Res. Photos: On The Trail | At The Site | Interior Trip

High Res Photos: Flickr Album


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Photo Credits: 1,2,3,4 - Scouter Doug Entwistle; 9,13,15,16 - Scout Andrew L.; All Others - Scouter Bill Kowalchyk


Page last revised Monday August 17, 2015.