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Ontario's Near North - Mississagi PP 3

Mississagi PP

semi-overcast 23 °C

It was a hiking kind of day today. We set off around 10:00 out of the campground area to Flack Lake which had a short hike that ended at a river without a riverbank. It ran from Christman Lake into Flack Lake via a bedrock slide and Bud got some drone footage that is very picturesque. Not a person in sight.
After a return to the truck and a trip down a very hilly Hwy 369, as seen here in these pictures,

We found our way into the Cobra Lake trail head, named for a now abandoned copper mine. The ‘road’ was very narrow and only one way so we aren't sure what would have happened if we met someone coming the opposite way. But the trail was well worth it. It is an 11km round trip. We only tackled the first 1km in and it was the part that hugged the lake. I'm sure the rest was even more spectacular with lookouts from above.
We went as far as the first lookout which was a rocky clearing right on the shore line where we had a snack and put our feet in the water.

Across the lake we saw there was a tent camper on the far beach shore. We're not sure how they would have got the trailer in there but what an amazing off the grid spot. Probably crown land.
On the way out we saw this ruffed grouse. He was not scared of us but instead was a little incensed we were on his road.
After we got back Bud and I took a quick dip in the waters of Semiwite Lake right off our campsite. The water was warm enough because it is a shallow lake but the sun would not cooperate and so the air was chilly.
Tonight is overcast and spotting rain so we are inside. Tomorrow we leave for Chutes PP which I'm sure will be more populated. It has been a great 3 days without any crowds or noise.

Posted by blgracey 17:40 Archived in Canada

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