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Meeting Markus and Glen in Carcajou Bay

2019 May 22

On Wednesday May 22, I (Bob) met up with a couple of internet friends in Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park; Markus (Mark in the Park, Rogers TV, and Algonquin Outfitters,) and Glen (Cold Spring Tripper). The original plan was that I would be accompanied by Diana and that we would also meet up with Jeffrey and Deki (Jeff's Map / Unlostify) who would be camping in Carcajou Bay. But Diana had a bad cold and Jeffrey and Deki were just too busy finishing up their new Algonquin Map to get away.

Markus and Glen were on the penultimate day of a week long trip and I didn't expect them to appear until mid to late afternoon. My plan was that I would spend a leisurely day in Carcajou Bay and at Carcajou Falls and then I would join Glen and Markus at their campsite for coffee and talk. (That plan was based on an overly optimistic weather forecast.)

In the event, Glen and Markus arrived around noon, which worked out well because the lighting was not all that great for photography. After sharing coffee and junk food at their campsite on Grand Lake, I paddled back to Achray in a very light rain. Here are some photos from my day (essentially all pre-meeting).

Mouth of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Pictograph site on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Mouth of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Epigaea repens Trailing Arbutus on cliff in Carcajou Bay in Algonquin Park
Spring Colours in Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Rocky gut in Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
A cleft in the bedrock bedrock in Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
A cleft in the bedrock bedrock in Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Hidden amphitheatre adjacent to Carcajou Falls on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Day Trip to Grand Lake  Carcajou Bay to meet Marcus and Glen
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Carcajou Falls at the end of Carcajou Bay on Grand Lake in Algonquin Park
Day Trip to Grand Lake  Carcajou Bay to meet Marcus and Glen

day trip (canoe) high water Mark in the Park photo set Trailing Arbutus

Algonquin Park Carcajou Bay Carcajou Falls Grand Lake