References to news stories, blog entries, and website updates relevant to experiencing and appreciating the natural environment, especially (but not limitted to) the Algonquin Highlands and the adjacent Ottawa Valley.
Climbing the Big Hill across from Achray on Grand Lake from Bob & Diana's Bushlog
An account with photographs of ascending the big hill across from Achray on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park to verify the painting location of the Tom Thomson sketch View from the Top of a Hill.
Backpack physics: Smaller hikers carry heavier loads from Eureka
Hikers are generally advised that the weight of the packs they carry should correspond to their own size, with smaller individuals carrying lighter loads. Although petite backpackers might appreciate the excuse to hand off heavier gear to the larger members of the group, it turns out that they may not need the help.
Trip Log - Brent to Burntroot Lake and Return from Bob & Diana's Bushlog
An account with photos of a seven night canoe trip in northern Algonquin Park, from Brent to Burntroot Lake via Cedar Lake, Petawawa River, Narrowbag Lake, and Catfish Lake, and return via Catfish Lake, Luckless Lake and the Nipissing River in 2014 Septemeber.