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Philip Delvoie
(PhilipD) - MLife

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Killarney Provincial Park - La Cloche - October 21st-23rd, 2012 on 12/28/2012 20:16:47 MST Print View

Killarney Provincial Park - La Cloche Trail
October 21st-23rd, 2012
Full loop - 78 kms (48 miles)

This was a 3 day/2 night trip we did in late October in Killarney Park here in Ontario, Canada. Covered approx. 78 km (48 miles) over the 3 days. My own base weight was approx. 11 lbs and Earl was carrying about a 15 lbs base weight.

Short Story: Amazing scenery, tough trail.

We had some rain on the first day in, but it cleared up by noon and remained nice the remainder of the trip. This is a very tough trail with some pretty rugged sections on the northern portion. We knocked this one off in 3 days which was our goal, but we were definitely on the sore side coming out of the park.

Essentially had the park to ourselves and did not see anyone until the last afternoon when we ran into 1 other group and a pair of day hikers near the entrance. Definitely my new favorite trail.

Timeline for those interested

Day 1
Start:910
H1:944
H2:958
H5:1045
H8:1305
H16:1348
H17:1500
H18:1556
H20:1653
H21:1741
Sunset: 1828
H22:1912. It was dark. Very dark....

Day 2
Start: 830
H31-32:1045
H33:1157
Need extra water between 33 and 34. Long stretch.
H34-35:1344
H37:1650

Day 3
Start:830
H45-46:1014
H47:1115
H48-49:1303
The crack: 1500
The bridge: 1559
H51-52:1730
The end: 1815
Back to car: 1839

Here is a set of pictures from the trip in no particular order:

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Edited by PhilipD on 12/28/2012 20:19:55 MST.

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re: Killarney on 12/30/2012 13:12:33 MST Print View

Beautiful, Philip. Love the mountain lakes. Thanks for posting this.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Killarney on 12/30/2012 16:45:42 MST Print View

Looks like a great trip. Thanks for showing us your trip.