Sunday, February 24, 2008


Vintage Algonquin Park Maps

This section provides links to vintage Algonquin Park maps, that are deemed public domain under Section 12 of the Canadian Copyright Act. Many Thanks goes out to Jeffrey McMurtrie for loaning out the map. Scanning and subsequent image processing by Mark Rubino. Maps posted here are freely available to everyone. Please feel free to mirror any maps, to help reduce the load on the server hosting

1946 Algonquin Park Area Map - Chief Geographer's Office, Surveys and Engineering Division 1946


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Friday, February 15, 2008

New tent

I Purchased a new tent today! Can't wait to use it

Lightpath 3

Easy to pitch with a dry entry design, the Lightpath goes up quick, even in nasty weather. Plenty of room for three, but luxurious for two people (and Spot). A well designed floor plan keeps weight down, and roomy vestibule leaves plenty of space to store gear under cover. Guaranteed watertight construction. Superlight option: pitch with fly only plus and Pitch Light™ footprint to shave pounds. Footprint sold separately.

MSRP: $195.00

Lightpath 3




Minimum Weight
5 lbs, 4 oz / 2.41 kg

Fly Fabric

Packaged Weight
5 lbs, 12 oz / 2.63 kg

Tent Floor

Floor Area
43.92 sq ft / 4.08 sq m

Vestibule area
15.07 sq ft / 1.40 sq m

Number of doors

Number of poles

Number of vestibules

Interior height
4.07 ft / 124.00 cm

Packed diameter
5.91 in / 15.00 cm

Packed length
23.23 in / 59.00 cm

3 Season Backpacking

Pitch Light Weight
1.66 Kg

Guaranteed watertight construction with fully taped fly, taped perimeter seam, welded corners and welded guy clip anchors. Rain room tested with 1200” of rain in 24 hours.
Atlas 7001™ pole system is strong, lightweight, durable, resistant to corrosion and dents, and easy to service by hand in the field
Pitch Light™ configuration allows user to set up a super-light shelter using only the tent fly, poles and footprint (sold separately)
Vestibule design creates a dry entry into tent
One mesh door with dual-slider zipper for easy entry and exit
Clear SVX window is UV-resistant, providing a view and extra light
Reflective starter point and guy-out loops for easy set-up at night
Gear can be stored in canopy storage pockets or optional rectangular gear loft (sold separately)
Superlight buckles and webbing reduce tent weight

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