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Kawartha Highlands

Discussion in 'Paddling' started by stajanleafs, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. stajanleafs

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    Trip To The Kawartha Highlands

    Well this time I Thought I'd change it up a little and post some of the photos I took on the trip as well as the usual video! Hope you enjoy the change.

    We took a short trip into Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park (Signature Site) is late August of this year. My father and I were tasked with re-introducing the rest of the family plus dog to canoeing, so we decided on an easy route with only 2 short portages and a minimal distance of paddling. I don't think you could have asked for a better route with our parameters. Not too remote, just far enough to feel out in the woods and some luxury camping comforts, mainly a picnic table, metal fire grills and thunderbox.


    Sunlight is fading fast on our first night on Loucks Lake
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    Sunset on Loucks
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    The stove we've used for the last few years. Lightweight and refillable though it seems to be losing it's ability to build up pressure now!
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    Genny is enjoying the camping experience thoroughly
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    On the portage form Loucks Lake/Creek into Cox lake there's a really scenic set of rapids, looks inviting for a swim if not for the beaver activity and the marshy creek below
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    Needless to say Genny is pretty excited to try out canoeing. The sights and sounds of the creek flowing through the wetland seem to intrigue her most.
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    The scenery on Cox lake was absolutely beautiful
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    Last day, canoeing by the many cliffs on Long Lake
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    Genny looks on, possiblyreflecting on a great trip
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    And as always another video! 720P is nice and crisp.
    Happy paddling!

    Backcountry 2011 - Kawartha Highlands: Long Lake to Cox Lake Canoe Route - YouTube
     
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  2. akbound

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    Looks like a great trip, and nice pics as well! :)
     
  3. TopherBean

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    Sounds like a great trip. Unfortunately, I am unable to see the photos. I'm not sure if it is a photobucket issue or an issue on my end.
     
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    Seem to display fine for me. The hard link to the pictures posted is here, though its in no particular order. See if that works out.
    http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii3/stajanleafs/Backcountry 11 - Kawartha Highlands/

    EDIT: Broken link. Seems changing the album title makes all the photos impossible to see. Fixed!
     
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    Nice pics.
    Looks like a great padling area.
     
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    For that coleman, they sell a repair kit. What is happening is the little rubber gromets are dry rotting and cracked. Kit is less then 10 dollars.
     

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