Friday, October  19, 2018
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Boaters below
Fishing ducks
Founder's hill from afar
Next on our sampling list was a nearby trail called 'the lookout trail'. This is a very short 1.9km loop that hikes up to some nearby bluffs. It is pleasant enough, but much more visited than the Centennial Ridges trail and less diverse in terms of trail variety. The lookout area itself is nice, but again not as nice as the ones on the Centennial Ridges trail.
Start of Lookout trail
Radiating lines
Lookout trail lookout
Lookout trail lookout
Our final outing (again, just down the roads a short ways from the previous two hikes) was a flat boardwalk trail through a northern spruce bog. This was quite pleasant, and very easy, and was a nice compliment to the woodland/ridges hiking we'd just did.
Spruce bog boardwalk
Wide bog
Placid waters
Forested section
The literalist
Hmm....
Must climb!
Bouldering up a crack
Final look at the bog
Centennial Ridges Elevation Profiles
And so, upon completion of the Spruce Bogs trail, we headed home. We only saw a tiny fraction of the park, of course, and we didn't sample any of what makes Algonquin so famous -- its canoe routes. Still, our quick 3-hike one day excursion was very pleasant. I'm glad I visited.
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Centennial Ridges Trail
Start Time:
10:16AM
Start Elevation:
1336ft (407m) *
End Time:
1:51PM
Max Elevation:
1798ft (548m) *
Duration:
3h35m
Min Elevation:
1322ft (403m) *
Distance:
9.92 km (6.17 mi)
End Elevation:
1349ft (411m) *
Average Speed:
2.8 km/hr (1.7 mph)
* : +/- 75 feet

Lookout Trail
Start Time:
2:08PM
Start Elevation:
1510ft (460m) *
End Time:
2:52PM
Max Elevation:
1762ft (537m) *
Duration:
0h44m
Min Elevation:
1510ft (460m) *
Distance:
2.01 km (1.25 mi)
End Elevation:
1540ft (469m) *
Average Speed:
2.7 km/hr (1.7 mph)
* : +/- 75 feet

Spruce Bog Boardwalk
Start Time:
2:59PM
Start Elevation:
1432ft (437m) *
End Time:
3:28PM
Max Elevation:
1432ft (437m) *
Duration:
0h28m
Min Elevation:
1409ft (429m) *
Distance:
1.6 km (0.99 mi)
End Elevation:
1421ft (433m) *
Average Speed:
3.4 km/hr (2.1 mph)
* : +/- 75 feet
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