Algonquin Park: Camping Trip Logs: 022 - Pinetree Lake Winter Camping - Access Point #12
Trip Log: February 15 - 18, 2013 Pinetree Lake Winter Camping.
This year’s (now pretty much annual) Winter Camping Trip over the Family Day long weekend was snow-shoeing into Pinetree Lake. Somehow when locations were being discussed I threw out Pinetree Lake as a good wintertime tripping destination and it stuck. There’s parking at the start of the portage and a relatively easy 1.9 Km hike to the lake where we would start across and keep our eyes open for a suitable spot to pitch the hot tent.
February 15, 2013 - Highway 60 to Pinetree Lake
I was out the door on time right around 5:00 AM and on the road to Algonquin Park’s West Gate where I was to meet up with Markus, Jeffrey and Brandon. A few minutes after 9:00 AM I pulled in and found the guys were already inside chatting away with Kevin, who mans the West Gate. We spent a few minutes getting caught up with Kevin and in short order had our permits in hand. Then it was back into the vehicles for the drive to Access Point #12 – Pinetree Lake.
It was now just after 2:00 PM and we began the tent and camp site setup. By 3:30 PM we had the tent setup and a good start to the firewood pile. We arranged the sleeping quarters, unrolled the (many) sleeping bags and had the stove lit and ready for making supper.
Trip Log 022
Access Point #12
Around frozen Pinetree Lake
Family Day weekend trip, hot tenting and frozen lake snowshoeing.
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