Hike Camp and Travel

Highland Backpacking Trail - Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest and one of the largest parks in Canada, located approximately 3 and a half hours northeast of Toronto on hwy 60.

For this trip, we went backpacking in the interior using the Highland Backacking Trail. This particular backpacking trail has 19km and 35km loops. Backcountry permits must be obtained and site reservation is highly recommended.

My apologies for the blurred images

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Taking a nap at Harness Lake Taking a dip at Harness Lake We took a hike back to Head Lake
Eat, sleep, and enjoy the view. It's the perfect life. Who wouldn't want a life like this. You wake up in the morning and right after breakfast you check if the water is warm enough for a dip.
We took a hike back to Head Lake the next afternoon to see what's around it.
Good views of Head Lake It was very quiet at this lake There were no other hikers no other campers
It was a perfect day for a hike and for a clear view of the lake and the skyline.
It was the same day we wished we didn't have to leave... we left at 10am the next day.
Mosquito Creek sign Mosquito Creek Provoking Lake East Campground
(1) On the way to our third site, I just couldn't resist to take a photograph of this trail sign. Why? Because we got eaten alive the whole time.
Early June to late July I guess, is not really a good time for camping. I was surprise I still got blood left after this trip.
(3) 3pm. Provoking Lake East, our last and final camp. It's a good size site and it's fairly close to trail.
Our drinking buddy My wet map Homeward bound
It rained quite hard on our last day I couldn't take anymore pictures... and I wet my map. But you think mosquitoes stopped eating us? Think again.
It was just too bad that the rain stopped pouring after we've reach the end of our journey. But I guess it was a perfect time to dry our stuff before we head home.
Jonas 2015/04/23 20:59:28 EDT Reply
We are planning the same backpacking trip this summer. Your trip report helps a lot with our itinerary.
Ella 2014/02/18 22:12:32 EST Reply
This is one of the best trails in Algonquin. Harness Lake IS beautiful.

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