Mid Fall in the Barron Canyon
Last Monday (2007 October 22), Bob and Diana went on a day trip by canoe through the Barron Canyon on the Barron River in Algonquin Park. It was a repeat of the trip we did six months ago (see Early Spring in the Barron Canyon), but this time the objective was solely to take advantage of a beautiful fall day. Shortly after 9:00 a.m., we started at the launch point just above Squirrel Rapids and travelled upstream, portaging around Cache Rapids and paddling through the canyon to the foot of the Brigham Chute portage. After backtracking a short distance and eating lunch in the canyon, we retraced our morning route to arrive back at the start point a bit after 3:00 p.m.