A Yurt, a Lounging Fox & a Birthday

This weekend Algonquin Park is celebrating its 120th birthday. I was planning on packrafting Barron Canyon but since it was very sunny Saturday and my SO’s brother was camping at Achray, I ended up tanning and eating on land and occasionally floating in the raft in front of the campsite instead. What a hard life!

I did go for a little walk to explore the side of Achray that I had never seen. The beach was more secluded than the one closer to the Easter Pines Backpacking Trail. It was also thriving with tiny humans which is why I didn’t take a picture.

Grand Lake, Algonquin Park. Achray Campground

Grand Lake, Algonquin Park. Achray Campground

I found a yurt after a few minutes down a road that was marked for “Yurt Customers Only.” I didn’t know what a yurt was until now. It’s pretty cool and since no one was around, I took advantage of taking pictures of the site. I could camp there for a few days for sure! According to the website there are 7 yurts available at another camp site and only 1 at Achray. It happens to be a very secluded one which is pretty awesome for an introvert camper like me.

Outside the yurt

Outside the yurt

On the outside looking in

On the outside looking in

Different angle

Different angle

View from the yurt

View from the yurt’s deck

Driving home at the end of the day there was a fox who was lounging on the side of the road near the entrance of the park. I immediately got out of the car to take photos. It is very exciting for me because as many foxes as I have seen in my life, I had yet to photograph one. I had to be quick in case the fox ran away. Unfortunately I was in the middle of the road so I was nervous and the photos didn’t turn out as sharp as I’d like.

Algonquin Park Fox

Algonquin Park Fox

Algonquin Park Fox

Algonquin Park Fox

Happy birthday Algonquin Park!

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