- Mar 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm #3459801
Leanne HennessyBPL Member
@annieLocale: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
Companion forum thread to: Hiking the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail: Trial and Tribulation in Ontario, Canada
The Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail is one of Ontario’s best-kept secrets. It is at once more rugged than the LaCloche-Silhouette Trail in KillarneyMar 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm #3459868
Andy BernerBPL Member
Awesome trip report. That ones going on the to do list. I keep wanting to get up that area.
Thanks for taking the time to share that with us.Mar 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm #3459902
Doug HusBPL Member
@doug-hLocale: Ontario. Canada
Excellent trip report. I’ve been canoeing for years in Temagami and have been planing on the OTHT for a while now. It’s now firmly on the list. Love the Hip reference.
DougSep 19, 2018 at 7:33 pm #3556526
Anthony MeaneyBPL Member
I also met Andrew on this trail. He said you made him fish tacos. True??Sep 9, 2019 at 3:45 am #3609492
Steven EvansBPL Member
Great trip report. When I first read the way you described this trail, I honestly thought you were exaggerating…until I hiked this beast. It almost killed me :)
I made a video for my 5 day trip along the OTHT for those interested.
It is a true wilderness challenge for those who undertake it!Sep 9, 2019 at 10:52 am #3609509
David PBPL Member
Thanks for an entertaining read! I loved the part about the horseflies… sorry they bit you but the way you wove the tale was pretty funny. In northern Maine we have TONS of horseflies and a few of their subspecies… One of which we locals call Moose flies. They are horrendously large and look as if they are wearing black and grey striped sunglasses, one of the only bugs I will swat because of the pain inflicted when they bite… we also have Deer Flies which are kind of orange striped in color but much smaller, their smallness does not equate into a less painful bite though, ouch!
also liked the part about your trail angels and the help they provided. Folks from Canada have always been super nice in my experience hiking and camping on Cape Breton. So nice one couple offered me their front yard right in front of their house when i needed a place to camp for the night. Roadside kindness is something that seems to dissipate exponentially the closer you get to cities.
Rest In Peace Gary Snyder…
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