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Training Log Archive: Eco

In the 7 days ending Aug 4:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Hike/Walk/Trek3 10:00:00 22.12(27:07) 35.6(16:51)
  Strength/Cardio1 10:00
  Total4 10:10:00 22.12 35.6

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Sunday Aug 4 #

Hike/Walk/Trek (time est.) 3:45:00 [3] 13.9 km (16:11 / km)
shoes: Salomon Ellipse hiking boots

Day 3: Tern to Islet Lake

Our longest and most gorgeous hiking day. We generally started early to have a nice afternoon in camp and oh yes, get to pick our sites :). The trail runs along Pincher Lake then up to Stammer Lake over an amazing landscape and lookout.

We knew from talking to other hikers that site 3 out of the 5 on Islet was supposed to be quite gorgeous and with a sandy beach. Funderstormin power hiked ahead to grab the site but thankfully got trail news early that the site was taken. We returned to site #2 which was also quite gorgeous (8 out of 10) mainly bc it was next to a swamp and not good swimming access.
That's also where I got bit by the only FDF around! Ha, still not sure where all the buzzers went (probably a convention at Bark Lake) but certainly not in Algonquin!!

Note: Weed Lake only has one campsite that looked good and would avoid the (self inflicted) rush.

Saturday Aug 3 #

Hike/Walk/Trek (time est.) 3:00:00 [3] 9.1 km (19:47 / km)
shoes: Salomon Ellipse hiking boots

Day 2: Brown Lake to Tern Lake.

Slower going day, more swampy wet sections and a moderate amount of mosquitos but still no FDFs - maybe around the next corner?

Technically there was the option of adding a 13k loop - well that certainly never crossed my mind ;)

There are also only two sites on Tern, we took the first which was ok -isch (4 out of 10) while the second one was even smaller. All sites are definitely not created equal here.

Friday Aug 2 #

Hike/Walk/Trek (time est.) 3:15:00 [3] 12.6 km (15:29 / km)
shoes: Salomon Ellipse hiking boots

Northern section of the Western Uplands backpacking trail in Algonquin with Funderstormin, who had with much foresight booked a 4 day trip many months ago. I have hiked most of this trail before and know how gorgeous it can be, but after the Bark Lake bug experience I was seriously questioning if I could cope with insane amounts of FDFs all weekend long.

Day 1: Rain Lake access point to Brown Lake. There are only two sites on Brown Lake and since you book the lake not a specific site we were keen to get there first and have our choice. A scenario that played out every day as we both like open, spacious sites, ideally pine covered, good water access, rock outcropping and sun sets or morning sun for me. The first site on Brown got a 9 out of 10. The second site was right on the trail so no good. Oh and where are the bugs?

Tuesday Jul 30 #

Strength/Cardio 10:00 [3]

challenge 500 - will have to redo, started to feel unwell

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