Hike/Walk/Trek (time est.) 3:15:00  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?