With a late start after a bit of wrenching on the bike, and taking care of some paperwork, I'm off to boogie in Calabogie.
A bit of offroad and backroad mecca in Eastern Ontario. Grab the PDF article here
and head on out there!
I don't arrive in the area till late afternoon so after a bit of puttering around, I look for a spot for stealth camping...
And find the most perfect spot imaginable.
Off in the morning to explore
Good surface, lots of fun.
Taking it easy though, not much meat left on this tire.
I surprise an old woodsman after a water-crossing, he pops out of his trailer like a jack-in-the-box to see what's coming from the road that's washed out!
Right alongside the pond along an old railbed
And in to town for some breakfast. (love these old signs)
This regular was a dispatch rider during the war
And Al Capone had a hideout just around the corner
We're in canoe country alright.
Back to seek out the trail, it's dry steep and sandy.
And my bike lets me know about it.
I jumped on to this thanks to the direction of a friendly ATV rider:
Only to find miles of this in straight lines:
So I jumped back onto the hardtop, which turned out to be quite fun.
Had to turn back to check if my eyesight was failing
Into a deserted provincial campground for the night.
Here's the first few days, Montreal to Metcalfe, Griffeth, Parry Sound