Thursday, October 13, 2016

Jackson Lake Part One

We had the best of intentions of going exploring, months ago doing some research I came across Limberlost Nature Preserve which is like a 10-15 minute drive away from us at Bella Lake. While the trip has historically has been built around Algonquin Park, these days Highway 60 has started to resemble the Toronto Eaton Centre Mall in downtown Toronto at Christmas time and we wanted to avoid the chaos. That was the plan,  hike Limberlost Nature Preserve, well that's where that phrase "Famous last words" comes into play.

First off the weather forecast went from a nice weekend to a miserable one. I kept tabs on the Weather Network site with an eagle eye for a week before the trip. It was a miserable forecast for Greater Toronto/Southern Ontario, rain from Thursday to Monday. Cottage country was going to be dry until Saturday. It was dry from the Kawarthas northward. Combine the threat of rain with the fact it felt like "Summer Camp" for middle aged adults, we didn't want to stray too far from Billie Bear Resort because being on a 8km+ hike in pissing rain, that's just not fun. Hence checking out Jackson Lake from across the road. The land is owned by Billie Bear and is a nice escape and great photographic material, not too far from the Explorer Lodge. We took the Blue and Red trails both Friday and Saturday respectively and got some interesting shots.

So, for now here's Friday

Camera: Asahi Pentax KX, SMC Pentax M 50 f1.4 lens.
Film: Kodak Ultramax 400,

The Map_

Fall Canopy

Overcast Jackson Lake II_

Cedar Over the Water

Crossed Trunks II

North end of Jackson Lake Marsh

Hanging over Jackson Lake

Keener_

Southern End of Jackson Lake
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