I went on a short hike recently in Algonquin Park and encountered a few squirrels who made me giggle. I had brought peanuts on the hike with me and lost one while walking around the High Falls area. It was inevitable that a little rodent would find the feast. It’s something I try to be careful about because under any circumstance should you feed wild animals but once in a while, a peanut rolls off and it can never be found. This little dude found the peanut and enjoyed it.
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.
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.
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.