A little Detour in the morning
Last minute post, before I wonder into the wilds of Algonquin.
As I paddle away, the sounds of "into the stream" by The Tallest Man on Earth plays in my head.
Given the short spring season we had at hand, I've had to rush the Algonquin Park Project to get the best opportunity to shoot the landscapes of the park before the busy season kicks into high gear. That means leaving at a moments notice to get in and out of the park fast and efficiently.
Between May 4th and May 6th I was in the North-East end of the park shooting the landscapes of Lost Coin Lake and the Ranger Cabin located on that body of water. It was a gorgeous area, filled with surreal landscapes and beautiful wildlife. Though I have several images from the trip with journal entries to match, I will have to post them in the coming weeks once I'm back in the office. For now, here is a glimspe into this magical place.
As I now prepare to go into the wild, I will say farewell for 7 days. This time, its' the Central Eastern end of Algonquin that calls.
It's that time of year; snow has started to melt, signs of greenery are sprouting through the ground cover and sounds of hibernating animals fills the air. Nature is coming back alive in all its' vibrant glory.
I've been getting all my "ducks in a row" for the trip to Northern Quebec and Nunavut next week. It's been hectic as I prepare Ansel for the drive, check all my camera equipment for proper functions, plan the route and pack the various other items I'll need to be solo in that vast wilderness; tools, spare vehicle parts, portable compressor, jerry cans, etc.
Besides my typical packing of camera equipment, I need to pack for all eventualities. I'll be over 600km from most civilization with only a few Cree villages in the area; this means safety is my number one concern. In my kit will be a flare pen with bear bangers and red safety flares, among other safety items.
It's better to be safe than sorry when travelling near the 52 parallel, away from most civilization and hiking into the true wilderness.
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