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yesican입니다 참으로 오랫만에 방문해보니 그동안 함께 활동하였던 회원님들과의 즐겁고 행복했던 시간이 아쉬움과 함께 추억으로 남아 있습니다. 어떤 인연으로 그렇게 함께 즐거웠던 시간을 보낼 수 있었는지 감사하게 생각합니다. 만남과 헤어짐은 정해진 순리이지만 함께 하였던 순간들은 영원히 잊혀지지 않을 것입니다 저를 비롯하여 회원님들이 각자의 바쁜생활로 예전처럼 활동 하지 못하지만 항상 마음속에 소중하게 담겨져 있습니다

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관리자: yesican 활동 회원수: 520 개설일: 2004-10-03
카나다에서 여행과 자연활동에 관한 나눔의 장입니다.
가 볼만한 곳, 갔다 온 곳, 새로운 곳 또는 모르는 곳...
어디든지 소개하고 같이 공유하는 여러분들의 공간입니다.
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불덩이 떨어지는 ‘신비의 천연폭포’ 화제leemeeja 2011-02-22
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불덩이가 수백m를 떨어지는 것 같은 천연폭포의 신비한 경관이 감탄을 자아내고 있다. 미국 캘리포니아 요세미티 국립공원의 호스테일 폭포는 자연이 빚어낸 가장 희귀한 현상 중 하나로 평가되는 이른바 ‘불덩이 폭포’(FireFalls)로 드물게 변신한다. 1년 중 5월을 중심으로 몇 주일만 쏟아지는 계절성 폭포인 호스테일 폭포가 2월 중 단 며칠 동안만 500m폭포에 시뻘건 불덩이가 떨어지는 장관이 펼쳐지는 것으로 전해졌다. 용암폭포를 연상케 하지만 흘러내리는 건 100% 물이다. 해질녘인 오후 5시 30분쯤 석양에 폭포가 정확히 반사되면서 노란빛을 내던 폭포수가 용암처럼 주황빛을 강하게 발산한다. 매년 350만명이 장관을 보려고 찾을만큼 인기가 뜨겁지만, 불덩이 폭포를 보는 건 쉽지 않다. 하늘이 청명해야 하고 폭포수가 충분해야 하며, 햇빛과 각도가 정확히 일치해야만 폭포가 주황빛으로 물들기 때문이다. 폭포의 신비한 절경을 사진으로 담은 한 사진가 조쉬 아논은 “태양, 물, 바위 등이 어우러져 탄생하는 신비의 풍광은 자연이 주는 거대한 선물”이라고 감탄했다.
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Sibbald Point Provincial Parkyesican 2006-02-15
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Sibbald Point Provincial Park



Sibbald Point Provincial Park는 심코호수 남쪽 Sutton 옆에
위치하고(48번 선상) 캠핑도 할 수 있는 제법 큰 공원입니다
가족놀이에는 아주 제격인 곳으로 토론토에서 1시간 남짓 거리로 가까운곳입니다
보트를 빌려주기도 하며 비치에서 수영도 할 수있고 물론 낚시도 하지요
Jackson's Point는 고기가 잘 잡히는 곳입니다
바로 앞에 큰섬이 Georgina Island로 이웃마을 Virginia에서
페리를 타고 건너 갈 수 있습니다



view from a lookout along the Maidenhair Fern Trail

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Barron Canyon - Algonquin Parkyesican 2006-02-14
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Barron Canyon - Algonquin Park


The Barron Canyon Trail

알공퀸 파크에서 캐년을 구경하기는 쉽지 않다
또 이러한 절경의 캐년이 있다는 것을 아는 사람도 많지 않다
만년전에 빙하가 녹아 흘러 내려가면서 형성된 이 계곡은
높이가 100미터나 된다
길이 1.5km의 트레일을 따라 소나무숲과 절벽과 강을 한꺼번에
즐길 수 있는 아주 좋은 코스이다
절벽에 보호 절책이 없으므로 주의해야한다



Barron Canyon은 알공퀸 파크안에 있지만 북서쪽에 위치하고
있어서 Sand Lake Gate 로 들어가는 것이 캐년 트레일로
직접갈 수 있는 길이다

오타와 북쪽에 Pembroke 라는 타운에서 서쪽으로 하이웨이
17번과 58번이 만나는 사거리에서 17번을 따라 8km 올라가서
cty Rd 26번(Doran Rd)에서 좌회전한 후 바로
우회전한다
이길이 Barron Canyon Rd이다
어느정도 가다보면 비포장길로 바뀐다
이길을 따라 26km지점에 Sand Lake Gate가 있고 여기서
Day-use Ticket을 끊고 안내서를 받는다
11km쯤 더 가면 길 왼쪽에
Barron Canyon 주차장이 나온다

물론 카누여행을 하면 더 좋다






Ottawa에서 North Bay쪽으로 그러니까 Algonquin 의 동쪽으로
Pembroke, Petawawa, Chalk River, Deep River가 Ottawa River를 따라
있는데 온타리오 최고의 Rafting(급류타기)이 있는곳이고
Petawawa는 CFB(Canadian Forces Base) 캐나다 군기지가 있어서 군인들을 자주 본다
또 AECL(Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd)원자력 연구소가 있어서 한국에서 연수오신분들이
많다고 한다
그곳에서 사시는 한국분에게서 들은 이야기다
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Rouge Park - A New Kind of Park!yesican 2006-02-09
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A New Kind Of Park
Rouge Park
Morning Mist of Glen Rouge
"Human beings seem to have forgotten their biological roots.
We are animals with as absolute need for clean air, water and soil.
In our mistaken belief that we no longer depend on nature's services, we have used air water and soil, as toxic dumps or developement opportunities. It is suicidal."
-Dr. David Suzuki

Rouge Park는 Toronto, Pickering, Markham, Richmond Hill, Whitchurch-Stouffville의 광대한 지역에 걸쳐있는 자연보호 목적의 파크로 North America에서 도시근교에 있는 것중 제일 크며 계속 확장되어가고 있다.
1995년에 공식적으로 지정되어 많은 자연보호 학자들과 자원봉사자들의 노력으로 Oak Ridges Moraine에서부터, North of Toronto, Lake Ontario Shoreline까지 포함되며 숲,초원,호수,강,습지대,비치등 자연상태 그대로 보존되여 있다.

Rouge park Trail
또한 Rouge Park는 연방정부나 주정부에 속한 파크가 아니고 그렇다고 토론토시나 어떤 지역의 것도 아니다.

Rouge Park는 The Rouge Park Alliance에 의하여 계획되고 정책이 수립되고 있다.
이는 각계각층의 정부기관과 대행업체, 그리고 시민단체등 Ron Christie회장이 이끄는 다음 멤버들로 구성되여 있다

Government of Canada
Province of Ontario
Region of Durham
Region of York
Town of Markham
City of Pickering
Town of Richmond Hill
City of Toronto
Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Toronto Zoo
Save the Rouge Valley System Inc.
Waterfront Regeneration Trust

진정한 Partnership Park라 할 수 있다.

해마다 우리 한인사회에서도 식목일 식수사업을 하는곳도 바로 이곳이다.
한인으로써 긍지를 갖게하는 고무적인 일이다.

파크로 지정되기 훨씬 전,1988년부터 이미 본인은 이지역에 매료돼 있었다
카나다에서 낚시대를 메고 처음 간 강이 있고,
눈썰매를 타는 언덕이 있었고,
고비를 따러가기도 했고,
강언덕 양지쪽에 엄마오리 아기오리 한줄로 행진연습하는것을 훔쳐봤고,
온타리오 백사장에 나가 수평선을 바라보며 바다인양 착각하기도 했고,
또 골짜기를 따라 숲속을 걷다가 나를 지켜보고있는 사슴을 발견하고는 두근거리는 가슴으로 이숲을 좋아하는 또하나의 친구를 만난 느낌을 가져보기도 했던 곳이다.

Rouge River near 401 The Valley Below Red Squirrel

자연보호와 개발제한을 목적으로 만든 파크이기때문에 Trail을 따라가는것이 유일한 진입방법이다
제일 많이 이용되는 곳은 Shepperd East로 가다 Medowbale을 지나 왼쪽으로갈라져 들어가는 Twyn Rivers Dr.를 따라가서 파킹장과 Trail 입구를 만나게 되는 곳이다.
Rouge River를 따라 남으로 북으로 Trail이 있다

Glen Rouge Campground가 Hwy 2 선상,토론토와 피커링의 경계에 있어 Rouge Park를 좀더 가까이 볼수 있는 기회를 주고있다
캠핑장 입구에 주차하고 401 다리 위쪽과 아래쪽으로 Trail 이 있으므로 이 길을 따라가면 된다.
Glen Rouge Campground 에는 100여개의 캠프사이트가 있다
2003 Season - Opens May 15; Closes September 28
For Reservations and Info call 416-338-2267

Rouge Beach
Port Union 남쪽 Lawrence Ave의 맨 동쪽으로 Rouge River Marsh가 있고 Beach가 바로 온타리오 호수앞에 있다


그리고 Metro Toronto Zoo가 바로 Rouge Park 안에 있다
혹시 아직도 못가보신분이 계실까봐...
Toronto 동물원은 401 북쪽의 Meadowvale Rd 선상에 있습니다
www.torontozoo.com

Rouge Park는 일반 파크와는 전혀 다른 형태의 운영 방식을 가진 정말 순수한 자연보호단체에 의한 Park라 할 수 있으며, 도시에 근접해 있는 자연 야생보호지역이다.
Blue Heron을 비롯하여 여러가지 다양한 조류가 관찰되며, Red Fox, 고슴도치,사슴, 다람쥐, raccoon , coyote등 각종 동물이 서식하고 얼마전에는 Beaver가 자리잡았다고 한다.
visit www.rougepark.com

It's wild in the city!
Rouge Park를 한마디로 표현한 적절한 표어이다.
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Frontenac Provincial Park yesican 2006-01-18
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Frontenac Provincial Park

Big Salmon Lake in Frontenac Provincial Park


Winter Camping 텐트치기

겨울 캠핑 그리고 뜨거운 커피
Big Salmon Lake in Frontenac Provincial Park


Frontenac Provincial Park
킹스톤에서 약 40km 북쪽에 위치한 주립공원이며 사시사철
이용할 수 잇는 이용할 수 있는 공원이다

하이킹 카누 캠핑 백팩킹 그리고 겨울에도 스노우슈, 컨츠리스키등
전천후 주립공원 중의 하나이다

가을 단풍 또한 베스트 10 에 꼽히는 곳이다

그렇지만 semi-wilderness park 이므로 시설은 거의 없다
백팩킹 하이킹이나 카누여행을 위한 13군데의 cluster에 48개의
캠프사이트가 있을 뿐이며 1년 내내 오픈한다

파크에서 제일 가까운 마을은 Sydenham이며 스토어에서
필요한 물건을 살 수 있는데 몇년전에 갔을때 한국분이
운영하고 계셨다

대부분의 캠프사이트는 차로 진입할 수 있는 길이 없다
따라서 하이킹이나 카누로 가고 겨울에는 스노우 슈잉이나
컨트리 스키로 진입한다

총 170km의 트레일은 호수 습지 숲 계곡등 다양한 자연과
독특한 동물과 식물이 서식한다

다양한 코스의 하이킹 트레일이 있어서 하루 당일코스로
다녀오기에도 좋은 곳이다

공원에서 wilderness skills training program 이 여름과 겨울에
진행되는데 winter camping trip planning; wilderness first aid;
canoe and paddle workshop; wilderness navigation 등의 Wilderness skills 에
대해 설명해 준다

401 East로 Kingston 까지 가서 Exit 613번 North - Sydenham North로 가면 된다



http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/fron.html

www.frontenacpark.ca

하이킹 트레일

Arab Lake George 1.5 km (40 minutes) easy
Start at the Trail Centre for a walk along an extensive boardwalk.

Arkon Lake 13 km (3-5 hours) moderate
This trail bisects Bufflehead Trail.

Big Salmon Lake 19 km (5-7 hours) moderate to strenuous

Cedar Lake 15 km (4-6 hours) moderate to strenuous

Doe Lake 3 km (1-2 hours) moderate
This trail starts at the Trail Centre and skirts three beaver ponds
along the shore of South Otter Lake.
A side trail leads to an early 19th-century mica mine.

Gibson Lake 11 km (5-6 hours) moderate to difficult

Hemlock Lake 5 km (3-5 hours) easy to moderate

Little Clear Lake 9 km (3-5 hours) easy to moderate

Little Salmon Lake 15 km (3-5 hours) moderate to difficult

Slide Lake 21 km (6-8 hours) very strenuous
This rugged, very scenic trail passes a number of waterfalls
connecting Slide Lake to North Buck Lake.

Tetsmine Lake 12 km (5-6 hours) moderate
See an old log slide, abandoned mica mines and the remains of
a homestead along this trail. It also leads to a view of the north end of Moulton Gorge.










Frontenac Park - Big Salmon Lake in Winter







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Parks of the St. Lawrence - Long Sault Parkwayyesican 2006-01-09
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Parks of the St. Lawrence - Long Sault Parkway


Parks of the St. Lawrence는 Bay of Quinty, Kingston에서 Quebec 경계까지 세인트로렌스 강을 따라 이어지는 곳의 동부온타리오의 관광 여행지이다

주요 관광지는
Upper Canada Village,
Fort Henry,
Queen Elizabeth Gardens,
Crysler Park Marina,
Upper Canada Golf Course,
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary,
Long Sault Parkway
and 1000 Islands Parkway이며 이곳들은 1955년에 설립된
관광 교육 문화에 목적을 두고 사적지와 공원을 가꾸고 관리하는
온타리오 주정부의 위임단체인 The St. Lawrence Parks Commission 에서 관리한다
따라서 Parks of the St. Lawrence 주립공원도 아니고 국립공원도 아니다
이곳들은 401을 따라 다니는 관광객들이 놓치기 쉬운 곳이다
하이웨이 2번 길은 강변도로의 참맛을 느낄 수 있는 길이다

Parks of the St. Lawrence는 7개의 캠프장과 5개의 Day-use area가 운영되고 있다

Ivy Lea Campsite
Riverside-Cedar Campsite
Camper Cabins
Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary (UCMBS)
Nature Campsite
Glengarry Park
Glengarry Campsite
Glengarry Day Use Area
Long Sault Parkway
McLaren Campsite
Mille Roches Campsite
Mille Roches Day Use Area
Woodlands Campsite
Woodlands Day Use Area
Brown's Bay Day Use Area
Crysler Beach Day Use Area




그중 Long Sault Parkway를 알아본다

Long Sault Parkway는 Morrisburg 와 Cornwall 사이에 있는 세인트 로렌스강의 11개의 섬을 잇는 약 10km의 길이다
1950년 세인트로렌스 운하를 건설함으로써 수위가 올라 생긴 섬들이고 이곳에는 이전 마을이 강속에 잠기기도 한 곳이다
사람들은 Lost Villages라고 부른다
Long Sault 마을에 가면 Lost Villages Museum이
있는데 여기에 가면 믈에 잠길 당시의 사진과 비디오
그리고 유물들을 살펴볼 수 있다

Long Sault Parkway는 캠핑뿐 아니라 피크닉, 자전거 하이킹하기에 좋은 곳으로 알려졌고 그냥 드라이브하기에도 경치가 좋고 모든 길들이 한가롭고 여유있다

모두 401로 다니기때문에 강변으로 이어진 하이웨이 2번은 퀘벡을 여러번 갔다온 사람도 잘 모르는 덜 알려진 곳이다
혹시 갈 기회가 있으면 킹스톤부터 2번을 따라 드라이브 하면서 가면 강변도로의 시원한 경치를 감상할 수 있을 것이다

Long Sault Parkway를 따라 McLaren ,Woodlands ,Mille Roches 세개의 캠프사이트가 있고 도합 600개정도의 사이트가 있는데 특이한것은 Premium Waterfront Sites가 있다는 것이다
바로 강가에 텐트를 칠 수 있는 곳으로 쪼금 비싸다

캠프장 시설
Comfort Station
Trailer Dumping Station
Showers
Picnic Areas
Food Concession at Woodlands and Mille Roches Day Use Areas
Boat Launching
Extended Stay Camping

Swimming
Picnicking at Woodlands and Mille Roches Picnic Areas
Playgrounds
Self-Guided Trails
Interpretive Programs
Children's Programs

캠프사이트
Premium Waterfront Sites 124개
Regular Sites 297 개
Sites with Electrical Hook Ups 140 개
Recreational Vehicle Sites (with water & electricity) 32 개


Reservation
1-800-437-2233 or (613) 543-4328

오픈 시즌 19 May - Oct


가는길
401 동쪽으로 가다 Exit 770 south로 나가 하이웨이 2번을 만나는 곳에 Long Sault Parlway West Gate가 있고 Exit 778 south로 나와 Long Sault 마을에 East Gate가 있다








물에 잠기면서 사라진 길


THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST VILLAGES

In 1958, the world watched as the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway reshaped the shoreline.
The creation of dams, canals, locks and electric powerhouses had a profound and permanent impact on the people and land of the area. One of the greatest challenges was to tame the Long Sault ("Long Soo") Rapids, to provide both a navigable channel, and the headwaters for a generating station in Cornwall. Thus, Lake St. Lawrence was formed, and some 20,000 acres of farmland and seven villages were lost to the rising waters.

New towns were settled, some were relocated. Long Sault and Ingleside were established, partly of new homes and partly from houses that were moved from the area of flooding. Morrisburg's business area was relocated, and virtually all of Iroquois was reestablished.
However, the villages of Milles Roches, Moulinette, Dickinson's Landing, Wales, Farran's Point and Aultsville slipped beneath the waters. As you drive along the Heritage Highway #2, occasionally you can see the streets of these lost villages rise up out of the water, only to disappear again a little further along.

There are numerous tributes to the "Lost Villages" - you can visit the interpretive plaques on the Long Sault Parkway and drive, cycle or hike amongst the islands that were formed by the flooding. At the Lost Villages Museum, just east of Long Sault, you can see a pictorial or video interpretation of these hamlets, and understand the impact the relocation had on the people living in the area at the time.

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Silent Lake Provincial Park yesican 2006-01-09
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Silent Lake Provincial Park


Silent Lake Provincial Park

이름대로라면 얼마나 조용할까?
핼리버튼에서 서쪽으로 있는 타운 밴크로프트(Bancroft)는
평소 주변인구 다해서 5000도 안되지만 여름철에는 인구가
50000으로 늘어나는 전형적인 카티지타운이다
또 Bancroft지역은 광석 채집(Mineral Collecting)으로 이름난곳이다
그래서 Bancroft 를 "Mineral Capital of Canada" 라고 부르기도 한다
이 밴크로프트 남쪽 24km 지점에 Silent Lake Provincial Park가 있다
개발되지 않고 자연 그대로 보존 되는 공원의 하나로 겨우
10개의 전기사이트를 포함 167개의 캠프사이트가 있을뿐이다
Silent Lake에서 수영과 낚시 카누타기를 할 수 있고 또
총 40여km의 트레일을 따라 하이킹과 스키타기를 할 수 있다
온타리오에서 Yurts를 빌려주는 곳중의 하나이다
Yurts는 2개의 벙크베드가 딸린 간이 오두막집으로 6명까지
숙식할 수 있게 테이블과 프로팬개스가 설치돼 있다
특히 겨울철에 인기가 있다

Silent Lake Provincial Park
Po Box: 500
Bancroft, ON
K0L 1C0
Canada
Phone: 613-339-2807



Silent Lake Park is 1,420 hectares on Highway 28, 24 kilometres south of Bancroft. Apart from the campground areas on the north shore of the lake, the Park is undeveloped and remains in its natural state. Around Silent Lake the forest is a mix of the deciduous and evergreen species typical of this latitude. Birch, maple, hemlock and white pine are the most common. Of interest to naturists are the many varieties of wildflowers that grow throughout the park. Some unusual types - rose pogonia, rattlesnake fern and toothwort can be discovered in more isolated areas. Plants more commonly seen include several types of ferns and orchids, sedges and pitcher plants.

Camping
A total of 167 campsites are scattered throughout the developed area. A choice of different camping experiences are available with the majority of the sites on one of the park roads which can accommodate small motorhomes and trailers as well as tents. Walk-in sites, away from the roads but easily reached from the parking lots, offer tent campers the peace and solitude of wilderness camping without arduous backpacking. All campsites have fireplace grills and picnic tables; vault toilets and water taps are conveniently located close to all sites. There are also two comfort stations with flush toilets, hot showers and laundry facilities, and a woodyard near the campgrounds. A trailer sanitation station is close to the park entrance.

Swimming
There are three small sandy beaches in the Park, one for day use and the other two close to the campgrounds. The swimming areas are shallow and safe for small children; however, there are no lifeguards, so parents are responsible for their children's safety.

Canoeing
To preserve the solitude of the natural environment, motorboats are not allowed in the park. Three interconnecting lakes provide interesting trips for those who wish to paddle farther from the campgropunds. There are several rocky islands to explore and, from the water, there is no evidence of human habitation. There are three launching areas - two near the campgrounds and one in the day-use area. Canoes are available to rent.

Fishing
The natural population of lake trout in Silent Lake is augmented by a regular stocking program. Trout fishing is best in the deeper waters of the lake, but smallmouth and largemouth bass and other pan fish can be caught in shallow waters near the shoreline.

Hiking
Three well-marked hiking trails, ranging in length from 1.5 to 15 kilometres are available for visitors to explore. The long Lakeshore Trail is for seasoned hikers; rugged hills, beaver meadows, hardwood forest, cedar-black ash swamps and spectacular lookouts are some of the delights of this hiking trail. Canoeists can join the trail from various points around the shoreline.

Ski Trails
Silent Lake Park offers over 40 kilometres of cross country ski trails which are groomed and trackset each winter. There are warmup huts along the trails and a primitive camping area with basic facilities.

To contact Silent Lake Provincial Park directly, call (613) 339-2807

.Silent Lake Yurts
These semi-permanent canvas-covered structures are 16 feet in diameter, mounted on a wooden deck about two feet off the ground. Yurts can accommodate up to six people. They have two sets of bunks beds, a table and chairs, plywood floors, and a propane barbecue. www.ontarioparks.com/english/silentyurt.html





여기 한겨울에 눈속의 덮힌 silent park의 yurts에 다녀 온
사람의 여행기를 같이 올린다
Yurts를 방문할 계획이 있다면 참고 해도 도움이 될것이다

Here's how the weekend at Silent Lake could have gone:
Arrive at Silent Lake Provincial Park, where you can't drive to the campground in the winter. Let the rangers shuttle in my gear while I get on my newly-acquired but not yet mastered skis. Finally get the hang of the whole kick-and-glide thing on an exhilerating ski into the campground under bright blue skies. Dump gear in the yurts, eat something fabulously healthy for lunch, and construct an igloo in record time without getting frustrated. Toast igloo with a bear, eat dinner, sit outside at a campfire under brilliant stars. The next day, get up, do not eat too many pancakes, and then tackle the whole 18 km ski loop around the lake. Drink in the brilliant sunshine (wasting not a minute of the stunning day). Come back in time for a late lunch, followed by more snowshoeing. Repeat dinner plans from previous day. Sunday morning, before leaving, get in some more bright, sunny outdoors adventure.

That sounds delightfully wholesome, doesn't it? The kind of weekend you come back from, feeling like you made the most of it, and not hung over. And it could have gone that way - I do have those skis, and snowshoes, and the igloo kit, and the weather really was that bright and sunny and exhilerating. So, there was the potential for the most wholesome weekend of all time. Ha! I say. That's obviously not how it went...

Elke, being far more wholesome than I am (time for another Ha!), did ski in - even pulling her gear in her newly constructed toboggan. She's testing her gear for an upcoming backcountry adventure. Chris, Jeff and I chose to ride in the shuttle - who could resist the bright orange rescue sled with three little benches in it that makes you feel like when you're five and have lined up the kitchen chairs and are pretending it's a train and your aunts humour you and ride with you (oh. was that just me?). Please note that rescue sleds have no shock absorbers of any kind, nor do they have runners - it's a flat bottom, so sometimes you start to go a little sideways. That, too, was fun at this stage.

When we got to the yurts, I was absolutely delighted. These are very different from the ones at Mew Lake - there is no electricity and thus no electric heater, but there is a cozy wood stove. There is no comfort station, but the rangers give you big bottles of both drinking and dish water (and tell you to just give them a shout if you need more). Firewood is supplied, in a blue locker outside (as is a firestarter log). Dishes, pots, pans and utensils are also supplied, as are trail maps, a shovel, a propane bbq with spare tank, and just about everything else you could need other than your sleeping bag, food and clothing. Best of all, these yurts have skylights!

Elke split us into male and female yurt groups (she herself was cold-camping in the snow). Since I was the first arrival for the female yurt, I made a fire (fending off the ranger's offer to do it for me - this after he gave me the trail maps, put the drinking water on its stand and delivered three bags of kindling - note that the men's yurt got none of these perks at that time!). Then I wandered up to the other yurt and derailed the wholesome weekend plan by cracking open a beer and sitting by their fire for quite a while.

Chris and I did go for a quick jaunt around the place - Chris has these rather unique snowshoes (appropriately named the Yeti) and I tagged along without snowshoes at all (because I was too lazy to strap them on). We didn't go far - just far enough for me to conclude that this is one of the nicest campgrounds I've ever been to and to scout out a location for an igloo-building adventure the next day.

After that, I did my sloth impression. I blame it on the skylight - you can see the sun, after all, so why go outside? There was all this beer, and snacks... Elke set up her campsite and then tromped out to the road again, Jeff went for another ski. I hung out with Steve, Janet, Dan and Chris. Later, in a burst of energy, I tromped back out to the road with Chris, Steve and one of the sleds. We met Melissa and Kim on their way in (the snowmobile shuttle stops at 4 p.m.), and then got to the parking lot just in time to shuttle in Sue and the clink-clink of the bar she seems to travel with every time I see her. That clink-clink pretty much took care of the rest of the weekend...

There was sitting by the fire, listening to Jeff and his guitar. But wholesome it wasn't... When I retreated to bed, our yurt was toasty warm due to the fabulous wood stove that Janet had kept stoked to the hilt. During the night, I even woke up, feeling way too hot! That's winter camping, when you complain about being too hot...

So, given that I was in such an invigoratingly
wholesome group, there was no reason not too eat too many sausages and pancakes the next day, and who needs to go skiing when there are so many less taxing activities to have? Besides, that igloo still hadn't been built. So, after some more sitting around on Saturday, I decided to build the igloo in the scouted-out location with Chris, Steve and Janet.

We got a good start (even if I did forget about loosening the toggle during the first part of the bottom layer), but the sugar snow we had to work with was a lot of work. It took us far too long to complete the first layer, at which time I went to get my stove and make hot chocolate. Halfway through the second layer, we abandoned the project. There was beer in the yurt, and igloo building is not high-cardio activity so people were getting cold. We stomped back up to the yurt, and I continued the not at all wholesome impression and hung out eating Douglas and Roberta's delicious spread-o-snacks. Every now and then the wholesome people would pop in, looking all flushed and outdoorsy, just to say hi before conquering yet another ski or snowshoe trail. It was not contagious. I conquered yet another beer can, that was about it.

I did branch out later - I drank the clamato-based drink Sue made me...But mostly, it was the afternoon and evening of eating, drinking and being goofy. I did look at the skylight from time to time and think that I'm really wasting the first outdoorsy weekend I've had in a long, long time by sitting inside, but the attitude-behaviour link was not functioning. Not even a little bit. So I can't tell you how great the ski trails are at Silent Lake, because I never saw them...

I finally got over the sloth-impression on Sunday morning, when I realized that I hadn't seen any more of Silent Lake than I had during the Friday afternoon quick stomp with Chris. I strapped on my snowhoes, and trudged along the snowshoe trail (which crossed one of the ski trails, and the ski trail did indeed look good). When I got to the lookout on the snowshoe trail, I ditched it and made my way down to the lakeshore - and when I got there, I decided to snowshoe on the lake around the next point. I was just on the cusp of enough floatation on my snowshoes on the lake - I could wander along the crust for a while, but then I would break through again. If I hadn't had so many snacks and beers the day before, I'm sure I would have been fine!

And that pretty much took care of the weekend. All too soon, it was time to get back on the shuttle (this time driven by a blonde female ranger who, as Douglas put it, was "heavy on the throttle". I did scream "we're gonna die" a couple of times, when the rescue sled was travelling sideways at high speed and the ranger blithely sped up toward another snowbank. I was wearing a helmet, but that wouldn't have stopped the carnage... sloth-like winter camping is dangerous!

And that was that... the weekend was over. It wasn't wholesome, but neither was it a waste of a weekend - not at all! how could it be, when there was all this laughter, and fun people to hang out with, and blue sky to look at through a skylight... I liked the Silent Lake yurts way more than the Algonquin yurts (which I liked just fine), and can't wait until Yurt Weekend 2005. I better keep myself in Elke's good books!











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MacGregor Point Provincial Parkyesican 2005-12-19
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MacGregor Point Provincial Park


MacGregor Point Provincial Park
휴런호수를 끼고 우거진 숲속에 자리잡은
이 파크는 Port Elgin 에서 하이웨이 21번 5km 남쪽에 있다

총 길이 20km나 되는 트레일이 잘 만들어져 있어
하이킹은 물론 자전거나 크로스컨트리스키타기로 사시사철 오픈돼 있다

Lake Huron을 따라 7km의 비치가 있고
호수너머로 지는 석양의 노을은 아름답기 그지 없다
휴론호수 위로 밤하늘에 빛나는 별들의 잔치 또한
잊을 수 없는 광경이다

360개의 캠프사이트(142개는 전기가 공급됨)가 있고
또한 12개의 Yurts가 1년내내 운영된다
Yurts는 일종의 간이 통나무집으로 2개의 벙크베드와
히팅시설이 있는 아주 간단한 Hut이라고 생각하면 된다
6명까지 수용한다
특히 겨울에는 컨트리스키어들이 좋아해서 예약하기가 쉽지 않다
전기가 공급되는 켐프사이트도 겨울에 오픈한다



MacGregor Point Yurts
예약 Call 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275)
$70/night(minimum 2night 이상)

Yurts are equipped with two sets of bunk beds, each having a vinyl cover futon mattress, and a double vinyl cover futon mattress.
Table and chairs.
Electric heat and lighting (fluorescent).
Electrical outlet (110 v).
Fire extinguisher.
Shelving unit.
Broom and dustpan.
Propane barbecue.
Dining shelter.
Picnic table.
Fire pit.

준비해야 할 물품
Sleeping bags, cooking stove, pots and pans, utensils, flashlight, lantern, matches, food, drinking water. Appropriate cold weather gear for winter.






MacGregor Point Provincial Park
332 Lake Range Road
Port Elgin, ON
N0G 2C7
Phone: 519-389-9056
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ontarioparks.com/english/macg.html
Season of Operation: Year Round

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Short Hills Provincial Parkyesican 2005-12-17
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Short Hills Provincial Park

St. Catharines에 위치한 이 파크는 Day Use Only로 아무 시설이 없다
자연 그대로 보호된 이곳은 사슴이 많이 보이고
사철 하이킹을 즐기는 사람들이 많이 찾는다
가을 단풍도 아름답고 Swaze 폭포,Terrace Creek 폭포가 트레일 중간에 있다

Swazy폭포를 가려면 Roland Road entrances로 가야 가깝다
파킹장에서 약 10분정도의 거리에 폭포가 있다

Terrace Creek 폭포는 Wiley Road parking lot에서
약 30분정도의 거리에 있다

역시 부르스 트레일의 한구간이며
주변에 Decew Falls, Rockway Falls, Louth Falls Balls Falls등 폭포가 많다

사시사철 가볍게 하이킹하기에 아주 좋은 곳이다

Trails at Short Hills Provincial Park
Short Hills Provincial Park contains an extensive trail system for visitors to enjoy at any time of the year.
The trails are classified by the use that is permitted on them.
Three of the trails (Terrace Creek, Scarlet Tanager, and Hemlock Valley) are classified as Hikers Only, and are indicated by blue markings.
Three other trails (Swayze Falls, Very Berry, and Black Walnut) are classified as shared use and are marked in yellow.
The activities that are permitted on these trails include biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
The remaining trail is the Palaeozoic Path which has been developed with the beginner hiker in mind.
The Palaeozoic Path has a hard surface which is covered in gravel to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience the park.

Directions to Short Hills Provincial Park


Short Hills Provincial Park
P.O. Box 158
Dunnville, Ontario
N1A 2X5
(905) 774-6642











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Mono Cliffs Provincial Parkyesican 2005-10-19
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Mono Cliffs Provincial Park는
가을 단풍과 겨울 하이킹으로 좋은 곳이다
국립공원이지만 Day Use Only로 별로 시설이 없다
하지만 하이킹코스는 부르스 트레일의 한부분으로
하이커들이 선호하는 곳이다
자전거타기, 승마, 컨츠리 스키등
Orangevill의 북쪽에 Mono Centre이라는 조그만 동네에
위치하고 있어서 조용하고 한가로운 하이킹을 즐길 수 있다
동네에 가게도 안보이고 시즌에만 여는 듯한 Country Style
Restaurant 하나만 있다
입장료가 있고 주차장에 Self Payment Box가 있다













THE SITE: Mono Cliffs Provincial Park contains some of the oldest, intact, old growth White Cedar forests in eastern North America. Research has shown that some cedars have survived on the escarpment face for over 700 years and are now the oldest living trees in Ontario. Despite their age, they may be no more than five centimeters thick and a metre high. The cedars have endured the worst elements of cold and constant winds that rob the shallow soil of moisture, carry away nutrients and leave the roots exposed. Their twisted shapes are testimony to their struggle. This 750 ha. park also contains some 450 plant species including rare ferns. The Bruce Trail passes thru the park and there are a number of marked trails through the park that interconnect. The trails here are enjoyable any time of the year but are especially lovely in the fall when the maples and beeches in the park exhibit spectacular colour. You are asked to stay on marked paths to protect the environment. Prime attractions include walks through mixed hardwood forests and above and below tall cliffs. There are two prominent outliers, crevice caves, a glacial spillway, a kettle lake and a kame moraine. The park also features the phenomenon called Jacob’s Ladder and the fabulous views from Lookout Point. This park is sure to be one of your favourite hiking destinations. There is a small parking fee.

THE HIKE: There is a large trail map where the access trail begins at the parking lot. The trail climbs a hill and circles an open meadow before entering the forest. A trail marker indicates the South Outlier Trail is to your left. The South Outlier is a piece of the escarpment that broke off from the main scarp. This trail climbs a slight slope along a stone wall before entering a dense white cedar forest and an imposing cliff face with a steep zig zag path up to the top. Exert caution in climbing this cliff as some parts can be scary. Still one sees many families climbing the trail without incident.

At the top, the South Outlier trail goes both ways but take the path to your left. The trail passes thru a young maple forest and reaches a rocky area that provides a good lookout for the surroundings and continues thru a mix of pine, beech and maple trees. The trail passes between two very large old maple trees along the remains of a log fence before continuing on into the woods This trail arrives at the main Bruce trail with its white blazes and a large hydro tower staring at you straight ahead.. Go right and follow this main trail.

The trail passes through an open area along a wire fence to the left of the trail and some large specimen Spruce trees to the right. At the trail intersection continue along the main Bruce Trail to your left. The trail descends a slope down to an open area and to the right you find the beginning of the Cliff Top trail. Follow this trail along the edge of a large stagnant pond on your left before passing by two large attractive pond areas on both sides of the trail with benches and lookout areas. The trail then climbs up a rocky area and then swings right and climbs up a long gradual incline. The trail passes through a meadow-like open area of mixed shrubbery and grasses with much chicory and milkweed. The trail then climbs a hill and at the top there is great 360 degree panorama view of the surroundings.

The trail passes through a jungle of raspberry bushes and then continues along the path thru a grassy, shrubbery area. The trail enters into a more wooded area and meets a gravel road. The Cliff Top trail continues along this gravel road to the right downhill on a wide busy trail. Pass by the beginning of the McCarston’s Lake Trail to your left as we will first continue on along the Cliff Top trail before retracing our steps to the McCarston’s Lake Trail. The trail comes to a few lookout platforms on the right affording great views of the pond below and the rolling lands that stretch out many kilomtres eastward.

Soon the trail reaches a set of metal steps down to the impressive rock phenomenon and deep fissure known as Jacob’s Ladder. A wooden boardwalk takes you trough this area of overhanging rock. This rock was the base of a large inland sea some 400 million years ago. The fossilized remains of some sea creatures can be seen in parts of the rock face. This rugged rock features crevice caves, slopes and chimneys formed by the falling rock. Stunted white cedars cling to the rock face with rare ferns and mosses among the fallen rock at the base. Hiking is not allowed past the gate to preserve the delicate and rare plant life. Retrace your steps back to the branch of the McCarston’s Trail that we passed earlier and follow this trail into the woods. The trail comes out into an open brush area with many milkweed plants. The trail climbs a slight hill and a trail sign directs you right through a wooden fence gate. The trail descends through the forest and curves around along a wide path through a thinly populated forest area. At the trail sign go left and follow the blue markers for the Lookout Trail. The blue markers end abruptly leaving this side trail poorly marked for some reason. Below through the vegetation you will see the pretty kettle lake that names the trail. Be sure to stay on the path here which reaches a rocky area. Climbing to the top of this rock brings you to a magnificent lookout area providing great views of the area to the south, east and west.

Leaving Lookout Point continue along the trail which descends steeply through a pine tunnel before arriving at an open meadow. Turn right onto the gravel trail and continue along this path down a long rocky slope. At the bottom turn right onto the Bruce Trail avoiding the Spillway Trail. At the next signpost turn right along the main trail which brings you to a small pond with the spillover flowing out the far end and down into the area below.

The trail soon arrives at a swampy area featuring old wooden tree trunks reaching for the sky and curves around this area. The trail then turns right crossing a small flat wooden bridge over a small creek and then continues along a dirt path thru the wooded area with overhanging branches on both sides of the trail forming a leafy tunnel. This trail continues for some distance on a wide dirt path thru the woods. There are areas of high stone cliffs along the way some of which feature caves you might wish to explore.

Upon arriving back at the South Outlier Trail signs, continue straight ahead along this trail leaving the Bruce Trail which swings right. This branch of the South Outlier Trail follows the top edge of the Escarpment face through a maple forest of very high trees. This is a very interesting branch of the trail not to be missed. Soon the trail meets the other branch of the trail at the top of the cliff face that you climbed at the beginning of the hike. Now you must descend the trail. Use great caution in doing so. With care you will have no difficulty. At the bottom of the cliff follow the path back to the main access trail. Turn right to retrace your steps to the parking lot.

Enjoy the hike and the day.





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