Monday, September 7, 2009
THE BARRON CANYON (PART 4)
THE BARRON CANYON AS WE EXPERIENCED IT
TYPE: Day Trip, half-day minimum to full day. Our trip including two portages, at an easy pace was 4.5 hours, plus an extra half hour for the hike.
LOCATION: East side Algonquin Park, Sand Lake Access Gate.
DRIVING DISTANCE: Two hours from Ottawa, six hours from Toronto.
COST: Vehicle Day Permit, $13 at the gate.
RESERVATIONS: Generally not necessary, first come first served.
SUITABLE FOR: Canoeists or Kayakers of any level of Experience.
FITNESS LEVEL REQUIRED: A moderate level of fitness is necessary due to the one or two portages, (depending on direction, about 500m long).
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Beginner to intermediate, with the ability to handle the canoe if a wind comes up the canyon.
REASONS TO GO: Incredible scenery, lack of crowds, bonus hiking trail to the top of the Canyon.
OVERALL RATING: 9.0/10
Dont drown needlessly, wear a PFD!