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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2014, 03:40:02 pm »
Nope, I live on the ground!  ;D 8)   I think brianw "hangs out" (see what I did there?) with the Hammock folks.


My guys have been together for over 20 years and pick a new spot each year. We use the "Family" Day holiday to give us that extra night in the field.
This year looks to be very nice, with plenty of snow and nice cold overnights.

MIKE

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2014, 06:34:42 pm »
This sounds like a big event. Are all of the plowed sites still first-come-first take or just for this event site bookings required?

I'm thinking of going up and don't want to get stuck with a full campsite.
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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2014, 07:11:29 pm »
It isn't massively big at Mew Lake campground. I've always seen camp sites available but more in the outer  areas ( read: quieter areas).
Give the park a call to see if booking is needed is your best bet.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2014, 12:51:18 pm »
I think there is 131 camp sites at Mew Lake. Pretty sure they are first come. Not sure how many of them are ploughed but you should have vehicle access to all of them.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2014, 07:31:12 pm »
We'll be there again in our big green tent. Hopefully arriving by midday on Friday, staying in the middle or third row of campground.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2014, 08:08:57 pm »
I think they *usually* plow to the overflow parking in the quiet area on the peninsula.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2014, 10:42:14 pm »
We'll be there again in our big green tent. Hopefully arriving by midday on Friday, staying in the middle or third row of campground.
Are you the folks with the massive synthetic tent with rooms and bunkbeds?

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« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2014, 07:09:30 am »
We'll be there again in our big green tent. Hopefully arriving by midday on Friday, staying in the middle or third row of campground.
Are you the folks with the massive synthetic tent with rooms and bunkbeds?
Yep that's us. We do have bunk bed cots and a keriug, but we also have 4 kids and our puppy will be with us this year. It's winter glamping but with all the kids its better than renting a yurt with all the restrictions for us. Come on by for a peek in!

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2014, 12:02:45 am »
Reading all the replies is getting me so anxious! I broke the thread injector last week making a harness for my sisters dog, two days before the rest of the materials came in to finish my tent! I'm just waiting for the repair shop to get a hold of me then it will be some serious hours in the dining room to get this thing finished. Really hope I can get it finished in time for a dry run in the back yard, hope to see you guys out there to pick your brains!

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2014, 10:06:00 am »
Come on out and pick brains John43. That is what this is about. There are lots of ways of doing things. I always learn something new each time out.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2014, 10:48:29 am »
Drop by, I'll be there with my home built hybrid prospector, and a cold camping setup for people to check out!

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2014, 02:37:07 pm »

As it turns out I will not be joining y'all this weekend, I will be in the Haliburton area.  Perhaps next year.

Hope there's a clear sky for the full moon, was out for last years Feb. moon, had a large wetland to walk at mid-night (well it was 10:30-11:00 cause one of us needed his beauty sleep....... didn't help) and it was amazing.

Hope everyone has a good time.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2014, 04:10:39 pm »
Well sleddawg maybe next year.  Enjoy your time in Haliburton.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2014, 07:48:14 am »
Change in plans. We have decided to spend the weekend in our bush camp near Sharbot Lake instead. Have a good time this weekend everyone.

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Re: Algonquin 2014
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2014, 08:44:47 am »
Heading into the Park with my 'crew' tomorrow, to our new location. Hope all have a good time at Mew Lake. Plenty of snow and cold.

PERFECT!

MIKE