This page contains a legal disclaimer, remarks about maps and weather charts and a few acknowledgements. Please give this page a read before reading any trip-logs contained within this web site.
The intention of "Mark's Algonquin Park Sampler" and it's associated internet domain, "markinthepark.com" and it's author Mark Rubino, is to provide a record of trips & experiences in Algonquin Park, for the enjoyment and entertainment of the general public.
Mark's Algonquin Park Sampler" and it's associated internet domain, "markinthepark.com" and it's author Mark Rubino, accept no responsibility whatsoever for the health and safety of any person or persons who travel in Algonquin Park, who have read or not read any of the information contained within the internet domain of "markinthepark.com".
Information provided here, is a record only, a journal of Mark Rubino's travels throughout Algonquin Provincial Park. Anyone travelling in Algonquin Park, should be aware of their own physical abilities and limitations. It is up to "YOU", the individual, to ascertain what you are capable and not capable of. Furthermore, Mark's Algonquin Park Sampler" and it's associated internet domain, "markinthepark.com" and it's author Mark Rubino (this is really getting monotonous!) accept no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy of trip-logs contained here within this site, nor any links to external sites....Whew!
The Author hopes that you enjoy your visit to "Mark's Algonquin Park Sampler". Remember, it is your own responsibility to ensure the safety of yourself while in Algonquin Park. Should anyone decide to camp/hike/travel in Algonquin Park, it is the author's wish that you have a safe and fantastic stay while in "The Park".
Warning! - A special note about Fungi (Mushrooms)
"Eating mushrooms gathered in the wild is risky and should not be undertaken by individuals not knowledgeable in mushroom identification" Source; Wikipedia
Some images contain photos of various fungi(better known as mushrooms). I must caution visitors to Algonquin Park, to never eat any mushrooms found in the park, unless they are a qualified Mycologist or in the company of a qualified Mycologist. Many are poisonous and some downright deadly poisonous.
If unsure about the identity of what fungi you are eating, then don't eat it. Some fungi can cause mild to violent illness, others can cause death. If you are not a trained expert in fungi identification, please do not eat the Fungi! Fungi that are correctly identified and proven safe to eat, can still in some cases, cause illness in people.
Mark's Algonquin Park Sampler" and it's associated internet domain, "markinthepark.com" and it's author Mark Rubino, accept no responsibility whatsoever for the health and safety of any person or persons who eat fungi while in Algonquin Park.
Furthermore, some fungi displayed on this web site, may be incorrectly identified, as I am not a qualified Mycologist. If anyone should discover an identification error, you are urged to contact Mark through the "Contact" page on this web site, and the correction will be made as soon as possible. Thank You.
Daily Route Maps
Trip-log sidebars that contain custom daily route maps are edited by Mark Rubino. The source map (Version 3 of Algonquin Park Exploration Map) is provided with permission by Jeffrey McMurtie of algonquinmap.com.
Environment Canada Weather Data Charts
Weather Data charts are supplied by The Environment Canada Web Site. Information presented on the web site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied. An acknowledgement of the source is affirmed in each trip-log weather data posting.
It is with many thanks that I acknowledge the efforts and feedback by the beta team of Mark’s Algonquin Park Sampler. Much of the success to provide a compatible web site has been achieved through the feedback the beta team has provided in re-building the website. Thank You.
I’d like to further acknowledge You, the reader. Many of you have both the same level of concern and respect that I do, in helping to ensure our park is kept in more or less a ‘natural’ state. One of the pressures Algonquin Park faces is from us; the avid canoeist. It is only though our understanding and patience that we can apply methods of conservation and leave no trace practises to ensure that people who enjoy the interior of Algonquin Park continue to do so in a responsible way. Through personal communication and online discussions on public forums such as the algonquinadventures.com web site, I have learned much that has helped me to make better informed decisions to enact practises that reduce my footprint in Algonquin Park.