Pukaskwa National Park

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the mouth of the Dog River seen from the gravel bar that separates the lake and the river

the mouth of the Dog River seen from the gravel bar that separates the lake and the river

the upper Dennison Falls

the upper Dennison Falls

False Dog Harbour

False Dog Harbour

well, it looks like a face, doesn't it?

well, it looks like a face, doesn’t it?

the beginning of a long stretch of high cliffs without any egress points

the beginning of a long stretch of high cliffs without any egress points

Michipicoten Island in the distance

Michipicoten Island in the distance

evening at Le Petit Mort Rocks

evening at Le Petit Mort Rocks

the gravel beach at Cascade Falls is covered in driftwood

the gravel beach at Cascade Falls is covered in driftwood

The campsites in Pukaskwa National Park are marked by a pair of red Muskoka chairs.

The campsites in Pukaskwa National Park are marked by a pair of red Muskoka chairs.

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others

Ontario Sea Kayak Centre has Pukaskwa Self-reliant expedition training ($1700)

Naturally Superior offered a trip to Pukaskwa National Park July 16–26, 2015 ($1,490)

Caribou Expeditions http://www.caribou-expeditions.com/tourS7.shtml  ($1553 taxes included)

Black Feather offers this as a custom trip ($2,495.00)

navigation

Hattie Cove

  • Latitude: 48.5885° North
  • Longitude: 86.2897° West
  • Date: 2015-07-14

Magnetic declination: 6° 26.64′ West

Annual Change (minutes/year): 0.7 ‘/y West

Grid Declination: 6° 58.62′ West

Convergence Angle: 0° 31.98′ East

Pukaskwa River

  • Latitude: 48.0029° North
  • Longitude: 85.8928° West
  • Date: 2015-07-14

Magnetic declination: 6° 37.26′ West

Annual Change (minutes/year): 0.7 ‘/y West

Grid Declination: 7° 26.64′ West

Convergence Angle: 0° 49.38′ East

Michipicoten River

  • Latitude: 47.9338° North
  • Longitude: 84.8502° West
  • Date: 2015-07-14

Magnetic declination: 7° 30.30′ West

Annual Change (minutes/year): 0.2 ‘/y West

Grid Declination: 9° 6.06′ West

Convergence Angle: 1° 35.76′ East

Climate

Average daily temperatures

May: 0-13ºC

June: 11-20ºC

July: 10-23ºC

August: 17-21ºC

September: 4-15ºC

Weather

Marine forecast for Eastern Lake Superior

Current Conditions Pukaskwa National Park

MAFOR Code for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River (ON)

Flora

Trees

Black Spruce, Jack Pine, White Birch, Aspen, Tamarack, White Cedar, Trembling Aspen, Large-toothed Aspen, White Pine, Black Ash

Wildflowers

Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia), Bunchberry, Trillium, Mayflower, Clintonia, Pink Lady’s Slipper, Wood-Sorrel, Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Northern Green Orchid, Rose Pogonia, Pitcher Plant, Sundew.

Pitcher’s Thistle grows on the beach of Oiseau Bay.

 Animals

Moose, Black Bear, Gray Wolf, Red Fox, Woodland Caribou, Lynx, Fisher, Marten, Mink, Weasel, Snowshoe Hare, Red Squirrel, Meadow Vole, Deer Mouse, Beaver, Muskrat. River Otter.

Birds

Osprey, Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Hawk, Falcon, Harrier, Raven, Barred Owl, Great Grey Owl, White-throated Sparrow, Pileated Woodpecker, Warblers, Flycatchers, Thrushes, Blue Jay, Gray Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee, Common Loon, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Mallard.

Fish

Lake Trout, Pink Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Lake Whitefish, Lake Sturgeon, Walleye, Northern Pike, Brook Trout.

 

 

the Foxes

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References

Reynolds, Jonathon, and Heather Smith. Kayaking Georgian Bay. Erin, Ontario; Buffalo, N.Y.: Boston Mills Press. ; Distributed in the U.S. by General Distribution Services Inc., 1999. Print. pp. 14-18

Benjamin Islands

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Start in McBean Harbour. Visit Fréchette Island, Hotham Island, Fox Island, Toulouse Bay, Croker Island, The Boars, the Sow and Pigs.

See Sandhill Cranes, Bald eagles, Otters, Mergansers.

Horizons Adventures does a few trips in this area: Whales Back – North Channel (4 days) $675 – 60 kms (5 days) $785 – 80 kms TBA http://www.horizonsadventures.com/trips-26/level-2/the-whales-back—north-channel.html

http://www.horizonsadventures.com/trips-26/level-1/art-of-the-benjamins.html (4 days) $675.- 45-70 kms July 14-17, 2015