The Magnet of the Tobeatic – Part II

November 2, 2009

Day 4 – Sisketch Lake

Day 4 began early on Sisketch Lake.  Brian and I had risen early and decided to take a morning paddle through the silent giants in the morning mist and watch the sunrise from the lake.  Words can’t describe this beauty, so here’s a collection of photos from the Sisketch Sunrise:

First, I’ll start with some photos from the nighttime.  These are about 20 second exposures with the moonlight hitting the rocks and trees.

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Midnight Moonlight

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Midnight Moonlight

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Midnight Moonlight

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Morning Begins

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Mist on Sisketch

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First Light

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Barry’s timing couldn’t have been better for this next photo as he silently glided through the scene.

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Barry glides by

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I think this one has Leon in it.  Click on the photo for a larger version.

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Brian and I found the campsite I had stayed at in April on the Boundary Rock trip.  I took some photos of the sun coming up and remembered doing the exact same thing on the morning of April 13th.

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And here’s where I had hung my hammock.  It looked a little different then.

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Hammock spot

This beautiful bright mushroom sprung up in the spot where Rob had served up his black bean and ham soup.

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On our way back, we met more people on the water.  Here, Leon is taking some photos of the morning mist on Sisketch.

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Leon on the Water

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Returning to the campsite, we looked up to see that a fire had been started and all the men back at camp were standing around it, each holding an article of clothing to dry.

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Morning Fire

I thought as well, I’d retake the photos I took at night (at the beginning of this post) during the day:

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Daytime photos

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Daytime photos

Jim explains to us how bedrock is formed.

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"...all in the batter.."

We pack up camp and hit the water again, taking a leisurely detour around the rocks to get a closer look.  We all switch up paddling partners again and I get a chance to paddle with my dad.  Here, we’re getting a closer look at the whale.

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Paddle with Dad

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In the mouth of the whale

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Brian and Mike reflecting (on life) in the water.

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From Sisketch Lake we entered House Lake Brook which meanders between beautiful brightly colored trees.

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House Lake Brook

This tree is really quite remarkable.  I guess I thought so in April as well when I took this photo.  It looked a little different in the snow.

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Dad at House Lake Brook

We stopped for a well deserved lunch at the end of a portage in the middle of House Lake Brook.

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And then to Junction Lake.  It’s a lot easier in the photos than in real life.  Here’s a similar photo from April.

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Junction Lake

I mentioned to Brian after the fact that coming into Junction Lake and especially setting up at our old campsite feels like coming home.  This is a really cool photo of the sun breaking through the clouds right above a canoe on Junction Lake.

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Junction Lake

Read On…  – Tobeatic Part III


One Response to “The Magnet of the Tobeatic – Part II”

  1. Leon said

    Your photos of Sisketch Lake are absolutely gorgeous! Just like I remembered it. Definitely the highlight of the trip for me.

    Thanks for putting together these albums – they’re really great! 🙂

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