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Dodgeville, Wi
We took a BWCA trip two weeks ago, a loop from Sawbill to Little Saganaga, Polly, and back along the Phoebe River. The water levels were very low. Here is a photo of the big rock at the south end of Malberg and a photo of the rock from 2014. As last year, with all the chatter about overcrowding and trashed campsites, we did not experience that. Between last year and this we stayed and looked at about 15 campsites. All were pristine, some were used heavily, though.

https://flic.kr/p/2mhyyVk https://www.flickr.com/photos/133956285@N05/

https://flic.kr/p/2mhuBQu https://www.flickr.com/photos/133956285@N05/
WOW, I have been there many times ... never have I seen it as dry as that. I liked to camp down stream of the falls portage from Koma and let the sound of the water lull me to sleep.
 
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Oct 16, 2016
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Bancroft, Ontario, SE Algonquin
Seventy-five year old submerged tree stumps SE of Algonquin Park...

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Photo is several years old taken while cruising the shoreline... I had been reading about the history of damming lakes in Ontario which started with water releases needed for logging drives downriver. These are probably white pines salvaged from flooding during the mid-1940s when Bark lake on the Madawaska was dammed much higher for hydroelectricity production further downstream, 8m higher than the older logging dam. I'd read that submerged wood will remain preserved for a long time, these 75-year-old stumps were still solid and nowhere near rotting away.
 
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