Images From The Canadian Bush

Duluth’s Steve Harrington and Gary Larson paddle along the shoreline of a lake in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park on a lake-trout fishing trip over Memorial Day weekend. (Sam Cook photo)

I’ll just share a few images from a recent fishing and camping trip to Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park. Quetico, a 1.2-million-acre wilderness canoeing park, is right across the Ontario border from Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The country is much the same as the Boundary Waters but far less traveled. We typically go early in the season to catch lake trout. We caught some lake trout, although we were on a lake that was new to us and we didn’t catch as many as in some years. Here are a couple more photos.

The crew: Gary Larson, Mark Helmer, Steve Harrington. We’re offering helpful commentary to Helmer as he prepares to fry fish. (Sam Cook photo)
Breaking camp on our final morning, I noticed this spider web in the brush. (Sam Cook photo)
Water tumbles down a set of falls along a portage between two lakes in Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park. (Sam Cook photo)
We had plenty of time for conversation around the fire. (Sam Cook photo)