Algonquin Park

A Squirrel and His Peanut

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.

No nuts = No Happiness

No nuts = No Happiness

RUN FOREST, RUN!

RUN FOREST, RUN!

That looks like a peanut

That looks like a peanut

Better go investigate

Better go investigate

ERMERGERD, that IS a peanut!

ERMERGERD, that IS a peanut!

Wait, is this a trap?

Wait, is this a trap?

Yep, it's a peanut! NOM NOM NOM

Yep, it’s a peanut! NOM NOM NOM

MINE!

MINE!

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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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