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Author:  mtphoto [ June 12th, 2020, 12:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Kawartha Highlands/Mississagua River Solo

Last year I did a solo trip through the Kawartha Highlands and down the Mississagua River. Great weather and the beautiful river were the highlights.

Here is a youtube video showing the sights!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/E2EeDJNjAik


Day 1 had me entering the park at Long Lake Lodge (https://www.longlakelodge.ca/) and travelling through Long and Loucks Lakes and camping on Cox Lake. There were a few beaverdams to pullover on the way. Here I was treated to a beautiful sunset from my west facing site.
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Day 2 was a tour of the interior lakes visiting Triangle, Cherry, Turtle, Stop log and Compass before spending the night camping on Cold Lake. I ended up walking more than paddling but the more remote feeling interior lakes were definitely worth a visit. The bugs had a good feast of my blood on the last 1310M portage into Cold Lake. I should have stashed my pack and picked it up after the loop instead of double carrying the whole way around.
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Day 3 was back into cottage country crossing Gold and Mississagua Lakes and starting downriver passing scenic cascades. The Mississagua river is a real gem with beautiful granite cascades and high rock banks.
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Day 4 was a blast as most of the bottom half of the river has runnable rapids. Although most would be rated very easy it was great practice for me running a loaded 16 foot canoe solo. Unfortunately I don't own a gopro and wasn't willing to risk my dSLR so there is no footage of this section.

Author:  Captaincanadian [ June 15th, 2020, 11:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Kawartha Highlands/Mississagua River Solo

Very nice trip Matt, looks like there was nobody around but you once off the cottage lakes.

Author:  ontariofishingquest [ June 17th, 2020, 9:41 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Kawartha Highlands/Mississagua River Solo

Sounds like a great trip, and excellent job with the beautiful photos!

Author:  Realstone [ June 21st, 2020, 11:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Kawartha Highlands/Mississagua River Solo

Beautiful shots. Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for sharing with us.

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