An early Spring Drive to Lake Travers in Algonquin Park
2019 April 06
We drove into Lake Travers in Algonquin Park to check the progress of Spring. As expected, everything is still pretty frozen and running behind last year. For a comparison, see An Early Spring Drive into Lake Travers in Algonquin Park. Note that last year's drive was about 11 days earlier.
Last year's drive was much more idyllic; the day was sunnier and the road was much better. This year the road was passable but we're happy we had four wheel drive. For the most part, the road was essentially one lane but two vehicles could get by by venturing into the snow. (But there were good sections too.) Fuel economy was terrible with all of the mud and snow.
We also ventured along the side road into the Achray Campground in the vain hope that the gate might be open. We were the first to drive in there since the snowfall of last weekend.
We saw two geese flying over, crabbing about the lack of open water. And a woodcock! We saw a few other vehicles but not many. Most were in the vicinity of the Barron Canyon Trail. Our main discovery of the day was a trapper's cabin just off the Achray Road.