Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Barron Canyon

I have these shots from the archives as well, pics I took on a visit in the early fall of 2012 and saved in my email, as the camera belonged to friends. The Barron River flows through this canyon on the east side of Algonquin Park. A hiking trail follows the canyon rim. Canoes can often be seen down on the river below. It's a hundred metres up from the river here, so a fall would result in a very bad day. Well, for your family and friends, anyway. Odds are you'd be dead.


It is a magnificent canyon, and far from the Highway 60 corridor, which is what most visitors think of when they think of Algonquin. For those of us in Eastern Ontario, this part of the park is more quickly reached.






41 comments:

  1. You've just made me want to escape the city so badly! ;-)

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  2. When I think of Canada these are the exact images I have in mind. Beautiful.

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  3. Ditto what LOL above said William.. This is one of a variety of Canadian imaginings :)

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  4. That looks very, very inviting.

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  5. You have such great nature in Canada.

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  6. That is incredibly gorgeous! I'm beginning to understand why you like that area so much. I'd probably rather be in a canoe than on top of the rocks, but that's just me!

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  7. A canoe trip through that canyon would be a spectacular experience. Beautiful!

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  8. Wonder why the name "barren". Seeing photos like this always make me wonder what it looked like where the photographer was standing.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Aren't we lucky to live in this amazing country (government aside!).
    Jane x

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  10. Unas imagenes estupendas...un saludo desde Murcia...

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  11. That's one of the places on my list of places to see - preferably in a canoe!

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  12. @Linda: it is!

    @Ciel: good!

    @Marleen: I've always thought so.

    @Lauren: thank you!

    @Grace: and yet there are Canadians who never go to such places.

    @Bibi: it is to me.

    @Marianne: we do.

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  13. @Lowell: I've never actually done that river in a canoe, but it'd be fun.

    @Kate: thanks!

    @Greensboro: I imagine it's named after someone named Barron.

    @Jane and Chris: we are, yes.

    @Alp: thank you.

    @Furry Gnome: it's been awhile since I was last there.

    @Tex: it's not for someone with problems with heights!

    @Carla: thank you!

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  14. I always enter the park from the west and have never been to this canyon! Hopefully I will get there someday.

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  15. Great shots, William, it's a magnificent sight to see the river flow throught that wonderful landscape. Quite a difference with the flat landscapes we have overhere.

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  16. These are beautiful! What a great view!

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  17. These photos reminds me of the work of some painter, but I can remember hisname just now...

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  18. I love the way the trees go right to the water line.

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  19. Beautiful canyon. It would be great to canoe it. MB

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  20. @EG: it's up by Pembroke, so for someone coming from southern Ontario, that's a heck of a drive, but it's well worthwhile.

    @Jan: a lot of Dutch people come to the park each year.

    @Luis: thank you!

    @VP: the place does inspire artists. There was a group of Canadian artists called the Group of Seven who were introduced to Algonquin by a man who would have been one of them if he hadn't died in the park by drowning much too young.

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @MB: it would!

    @Halcyon: thanks!

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  21. What a place! Civilization seems far away when in a canyon like that!

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  22. I thought exactly the same as LOLfromPasa.

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  23. This is GORGE-eous! (Pardon the pun.) What an incredible view!

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  24. This is really beautiful. I wonder about the geology that formed this gorge and what kind of rock this is. The trees down to the waterline belie typical erosion, I think...?

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  25. Quite a vista. I bet the autumn colors are fantastic too.

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  26. @Cloudia: thanks!

    @RedPat: it really does.

    @Karl: it certainly feels Canadian to be there.

    @Tamera: it's a great place to get away from it all.

    @Kay: I'll explain a bit in the next post for tomorrow.

    @Oakland: oh, it is stunning in autumn in Algonquin.

    @Cheryl: thanks!

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  27. My days of hiking into canyons like that are long gone.

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  28. It's a lovely sight to look into that gorge William. Being on a boat looking up must be quite a sight also.

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    http://ritzvilleranchlife.blogspot.com/
    Thanks, MB

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  30. A site I would love to visit. Gorgeous views!

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