25 May 2017

Killarney Provincial Park

Location: Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
We spent last night at an RV campground near Sudbury and waited out the rain. We'll take advantage of the area to resupply some items and then head into Killarney Provincial Park for a couple of days; if the rain holds off we'll stay longer.



It's late May and we're in a hardwood bush in Ontario. Standing pools of winter melt are just now beginning to drain off and we've set 100 year historical rainfall records in many parts of the province. The forest is very wet and conditions are perfect for another record ... ' populations of biting insects '.

For todays hike we chose a trail that skirts a large bog (photo right) ... appropriately named the Cranberry Bog Trail. Needless to say, we were swarmed by blackflies and mosquitoes for all 6 kms. The good news is, we had this trail completely to ourselves and it's a nice one. Irregardless of the bugs, trails in Killarney PP would typically not be busy this time of year.  

Other than the day hiking trails and the numerous canoe route possibilities available in the park, the other big draw here is the 98 km LaCloche-Silhouette Backpacking Trail. Many of the views are spectacular.

Dann backpacked it in the Autumn of 2002.

Photos ... a rooty & rocky trail, deer rubs, biting bugs, rugged pink granite, smooth grey granite, small lakes, beaver dams and muskrats, quartzite hills ... and YES! those are blackflies in the last photo.


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