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Old 07-18-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Brent Crater Algonquin Park Ride

First TR so here it goes.

I have mapped out 340km of dirt/logging roads around Algonquin Park with a destination of Brent Crater located in Algonquin Park Ontario.

Here is the route


Some of the crap I am bringing



Trangia stove, mountain house food, Amry goretex Bivy, lightweight compact sleeping bag, MEC branded "thermarest" I can go into more detail if anyone cares to ask.

Said crap loaded onto KLX



Destination



I am doing this trip Solo as it was more or less planned tonight, I leave at 7am.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:52 PM   #2
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Looking good!

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Old 07-19-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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Looking forward to your ride report. Take lots of pics....Dave
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:27 AM   #4
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I took a bit of video and have to go through and edit but this one I had to share right now


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Old 07-20-2014, 10:01 AM   #5
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To much pavement for a gravel road, too much sand for a paved road



After about 30 min of gravel I got to this.



The wide gravel tapered down to narrower track that hasnt been used much. The tree is growing out where the gravel has washed out from the edge of the bridge. There is deer in the swamp right above where the gas can is in the picture.



Then it got interesting



the first of 3 bridges that were "out" although still perfectly passable on the mighty KLX! (I have video of this I will post)


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Old 07-20-2014, 10:16 AM   #6
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This was the sign I found AFTER I went through.





Lots of gravel travel to get from trail sections and gas



A nice vista on a gas up in Mattawa





Note the lack of the aux gas can. Although still tied on it worked loose and the rear tire wore a hole in it spraying gas along the muffler side of the bike. No harm done but I NEEDED that gas as my last stretch between gas stations is 200km - more than the KLX's 7.7L gas tank can handle alone.

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Old 07-20-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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Algonquin Park is a large provincial park, sort of our crown jewel. This is one of the Northern entrances and on the way to Brent Crater which was the purpose of this trip.

10 or 15 minutes down this road is where I rode along with the moose.



Made it to the look out for Brent Crater. There was also a short hiking trail that brings hikers down the side of the crater. I was wearing motocross boots and didnt think my flip flops would be much better so I just walked up the look out tower.







I rode 500km for "THIS????"



I guess it has grown in a bit over the last 450 million years. Still kind of cool and certainly good scenery but this trip was certainly more about the trip than the destination.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:52 AM   #8
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After the tower I went to the Brent Campground which was another 10 minutes down the road. There was rumoured to be gas available there but I didnt see any and found no park officials. Instead of camping there I hightailed it back up the road out of the park and went down an overgrown logging road in search of a spot to camp for free. I found a nice clearing past a downed tree so I knew I wouldnt be bothered. There was also a huge pile of branches and wood from the old logging operation there.



It was a decent spot but mosquitos also seemed to like being there.

It was a very long day which started at 7am and I rode into the camp around 7pm having covered over 500km

The next morning (today) I woke to rain at 5am. I waited and pondered my situation. Trails would be very slick with the rain, I might run out of gas, and I wanted to get home quickly as my kids were coming back from my moms today.

Just before 6 I quickly threw everything in the drybags, while fighting mosquitoes the entire time and rode back to the closest gas, 60 km away. I did make it to the gas station with less than 1 litre to spare. I then rode back home 300km on the highway in and out of rain the whole time.

Over all the trip was a great time. The pictures dont show much of the ride but I am hoping the videos will be better. I brought my Nikon 1 in my back pack which proved to be a pain the ass. Next time I will either mount its pelican case to the rack or just use a point and shoot.
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a couple of iphone pictures.



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Old 07-20-2014, 12:42 PM   #10
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Nice! I actually learned to ride (honda ct 70) in the sand pits around there. My aunt and uncle had a hunt camp on McCauley Lake. On the southern side of the park. Take Major Lake Road in from Madawaska off rt. 60 and bear right at a fork. Love it up there. I took a loop around the park about ten years ago. I must have missed the brent crater road.I thought highway 60 from Whitney was the only road through the park. They are pretty strict about motors in that park. Even outboards. Thanks for the report.
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:48 PM   #11
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You are very prepared. it seems you are aware of what you are doing.
I am not that adventurous, but would love to go to Canada for a week or two. Maybe i will make it my next vacation.http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/naughty.gif
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:36 PM   #13
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Bridge video mentioned earlier

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Old 07-21-2014, 06:21 AM   #14
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Nice moose! Those roads looked like fun - too bad about your off - happens to the best (and worst) of us from time to time.

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