Backcountry camping in Killarney - Part 3

by Ram Ya September. 21, 2016 3883 views

This is part 3 of my camping trip to Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. After our day 2 sunrise shoot, we decided to hike to "The Crack". The Crack is a very steep crevasse through a quartzite rock which is about 355m above ground level. Park brochure mentioned that it offer a nice view of the whole Killarney park at the top.

Breakfast for the day

The Crack portion of the La Cloche Silhouette trail

We found many wild mushrooms of different colors on the forest bed. I wish I knew the names of these but I have zero knowledge of mushrooms! The only mushroom I know is button mushroom :) If you know the name of these, please leave a comment. I will update the image captions accordingly.

Anybody know the name of this mushroom?

A maple leaf next to a mushroom

A yellow mushroom

Wild flowers along the trail

Wild flowers along the trail

After about a 2 hour hike, we finally reached the top of The Crack. The view was amazing and offered a panoramic view of the whole Killarney park. 

Hikers relaxing at the top

We had tortilla wraps at the top for our lunch and washed it down with some lemonade. By the time we reached back to the camp it was time for dinner. On the menu was pita with stir fried vegetables with chili and tomato sauce.

Stir frying vegetables

We didn't have any dramatic clouds or bright red sunset like we had on day one. I was still able to capture this shot which I thought reflected the very calm atmosphere of the evening. Our view of the sunset was covered by a mountain, so unless there were clouds to catch those golden colors, we had no chance of seeing it.

Golden sunset across the lake

I have seen really cool lighted tent shots by high mountains in photo sharing sites. I wanted to attempt one of these shots. While we did not have a mountain or a valley background, I thought the surrounding trees would yield a surreal photo. For this shot, two of my friends were light painting the tent from inside using flashlights. Below is the final result, I really like the dark and scary atmosphere. Only missing thing is a big grisly bear standing up to tear down the tent! I am glad I missed that photo op :)

 


Lighted tent - The light makes it a bit scary but we were not worried at all


This was a rewarding day two but we were even more tired than the first day. Little did I know that day three would be the best of all! I will post all about it in my next and final post about this trip. Stay tuned!!! 


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Daniel Morse 3 years, 9 months ago

I've always wanted to shoot an illuminated tent like that! I love these photos. Looks like it was a great trip!

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Ram Ya Replied to Daniel Morse 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks, Daniel. We had two people inside the tent and going crazy with the torch. It came up like this, I edited a bit to magnify the effect of light and darkness surrounding it. Thank you for the kind words!

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Elena Olías 4 years, 1 month ago

Amazing pictures!

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Ram Ya Replied to Elena Olías 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you, Elena. I appreciate the kind words :)

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Carmen Boutot 4 years, 1 month ago

#9 I now have a great appreciation of how difficult it is to climb the crack, kudos to you Ram!

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Ram Ya Replied to Carmen Boutot 3 years, 10 months ago

I am happy you did it! Some parts were really challenging for sure.
Thanks, Carmen.

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Olga Helys 4 years, 1 month ago

Great report
thank you for taking me with you

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Ram Ya Replied to Olga Helys 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you very much for the kind words, Olga.

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Suzi M 4 years, 2 months ago

Such a cool picture!

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Ram Ya Replied to Suzi M 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you Suzi!

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Jacki 4 years, 2 months ago

Spectacular view you were rewarded with!

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Ram Ya Replied to Jacki 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks, Jacki. It really was worth all the effort.

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Hatsumi Suenaga Dybdahl 4 years, 2 months ago

Great post!!
And a fantastic sunset shot. I love it!!

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Ram Ya Replied to Hatsumi Suenaga Dybdahl 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you for the kind words, Hatsumi

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Becky Brannon 4 years, 2 months ago

#8 - what a perfect panoramic shot!

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Becky Brannon 4 years, 2 months ago

#3 - such a cool mushroom!

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Ram Ya Replied to Becky Brannon 4 years, 1 month ago

Thank you, Becky. I appreciate your comment.

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Leslie D 4 years, 2 months ago

Ha! I love your illuminated tent pic, however, it is NOT scary! I'd be more worried about a reprise from Deliverance....
Interesting that you brought fresh mushrooms along (#8), when there were so many along the trail. :~) Your wildflowers in #5 are Asters, and do tell, what are the white rocks as seen in #7? At first glance, I thought it was snow!

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Ram Ya Replied to Leslie D 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for telling me the name of that flower, I will add to my caption.
I was wondering about it during my second trip too because I saw them in Algonquin again.

These white rocks do look like snow but it is actually quartzite rock. I did some research about what it is. The article below says it is a rock composed almost entirely of quartz.

http://geology.com/rocks/quartzite.shtml

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Angela Anderson 4 years, 2 months ago

wow incredible shots :) thank you for sharing the last picture really get's me ready to go do some hiking and camping. Great series.

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Ram Ya Replied to Angela Anderson 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the kind words Angela. We have only a few weeks of summer left here but I am also thinking about doing a winter camping trip! Should be a lot of fun and experience for sure.

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Mialeena Nguyen 4 years, 2 months ago

wow! the view is incredible! well worth the 2hour hike, and the lit tent is so cool. A grizzly in the background definitely would've added some theatre to your photo haha

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Ram Ya Replied to Mialeena Nguyen 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks a lot for the kind words Mialeena!
I have been little busy due to camping trips. Sorry for the late reply.

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Bzh29 4 years, 2 months ago

The landscapes are marvellous ... The mushrooms are not eatable !
#10 ... a little touch of the new space vessel of the green martians invaders ...
Thanks for the image numbering and the comment-image-icon # ref .

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Ram Ya Replied to Bzh29 4 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the warning Bzh29!
You are welcome, it was long overdue for these changes but we are making some progress steadily :)
BTW, what is your first name, I prefer to comment with the name rather than the username :)

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Fabulous series & captions. Looks like you are having a blast.
Thanks for being so thoughtful, to share with us....
Rock On!!!

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Ram Ya Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Thank you for the wonderful comment, Jay. have you seen the image numbering and image comment icons yet?
We just released those features today https://www.photoblog.com/admin/2016/09/17/photoblog-update-september-21st/

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Jay Boggess Replied to Ram Ya 4 years, 2 months ago

Kool I have not seen them yet! Thanks for the "heads up".....
I'll check them out! Thanks!!!

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Abigail Gossage 4 years, 2 months ago

Love seeing our beautiful Ontario celebrated with excellent photography!

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Ram Ya Replied to Abigail Gossage 4 years, 2 months ago

Thank you @Granabby. It really is beautiful :)

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Antonio Gil 4 years, 2 months ago

The panoramic view of Killarney park is breathtaking. What a beautiful day full of gorgeous sights. Also love the lighted tent (without the bear)

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Ram Ya Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 2 months ago

Thank you, Antonio! I am glad I went out of the sleeping bag to get this shot :)

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George C 4 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic serie ! Last one is great and beautiful landscape in..in...pic 7 !
BTW i regret the absence of N° on photos.

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Ram Ya Replied to George C 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks a lot, George.
We have just released the image number feature. Please have a look https://www.photoblog.com/admin/2016/09/17/photoblog-update-september-21st/

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Longchamp Henri 4 years, 2 months ago

About the mushrooms : the 1st one seams to be Amanita muscarina and the 3rd amanita citrina both both are pretty to see not very recommendable to eat.

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Ram Ya Replied to Longchamp Henri 4 years, 2 months ago

Thanks for sharing your knowledge with me, Henri.
I have renamed them accordingly. I am glad we did not use these in the stir-fry!

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