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An Early Spring Drive into Algonquin Park

2021 April 07

On Wednesday April 07, Bob and Diana took a short drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park. We had originally planned a more extensive drive for Thursday, but decided to go sooner because of the rumored provincial shutdown coming at midnight; we wanted our drive to be at least somewhat legal. We discovered that the Park was deserted, the road was dry and that spring was well advanced.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Beaver pond along the Barron Canyon Road.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Beaver pond along the Barron Canyon Road.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Beaver pond along the Barron Canyon Road.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Sand Lake Gate

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Slalom Course approaching the Barron River

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

The Barron River is ice free (at least here).

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

At the Squirrel Rapids launch site.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

At the Squirrel Rapids launch site.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

At the Squirrel Rapids launch site.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Diana: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Hidden waterfall along the Barron Canyon Road.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Hidden waterfall along the Barron Canyon Road.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Our standard spring drive lunch spot.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Our standard spring drive lunch spot.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Beer coloured water in the sunshine.

Early spring drive along the Barron Canyon Road into Algonquin Park  2021 April 07

(photo by Bob: 2021-04-07 - map - explore

Beaver pond along the Barron Canyon Road.

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