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July 2012:Nearly stepped on a rattle snake walking along the portage trail. Listen for unusual sounds no matter how quiet. It might not be an insect. Watch the ground ahead of you carefully. Rattle snakes blend into the forest floor. 

January 2011:The calendar has been improved. You can see the larger picture just by scrolling down. The holidays are now displayed in a larger easier to read format. You can use a text editor to change the holidays to your own region if you desire.

July 2010: Click here to see picture. The barrier across the bridge has been partially removed, enough to allow trail bikes to pass. Maintaining the bridge barriers is a condition of allowing the trail to operate, which has been repeatedly violated.

June 2009: Click here to see this beauty sunbathing on the rocks at the McDonald River rapids.

Sergey Karimov's home page  featuring McCrae Lake in a photo album.

Satellite views of McCrae Lake from space (Added more pictures to slide show). 

CanAm Computer Club 

August 2008: Watch out for the bears. They're travelling down the snowmobile road corridor into every campsite.

July 2008: This is the 10th anniversary of the McCrae Lake calendar.

July 2007:Morons are leaving garbage in the McDonald Lake campsite fireplaces. Take garbage bags with you when you go camping or don't go there. 

May 2007: Some campers are still leaving garbage in the campsites. Take your garbage bags with you to the dumpster when you leave your campsite.
The animals just rip them open and spread the garbage all over the place if you leave them in the campsite. Nobody likes garbage in the campsite except bears.

September 2006: Heard an ATV roaring along the snowmobile trail south of the bridge. There are tire tracks and deep ruts in the mud all along the trail.

Avro Arrow 2006 Roll-Out.  Here are some pictures I took at the Toronto Aerospace museum.

June 2006: The mosquito population is exploding in the parking lot and camp sites.


Note: Set the margins in page setup to .5  before printing the calendars if it is not already so the calendar does not get cropped.

Beginning January 2006 the calendar will become quarterly instead of monthly.

July 2005:  The barriers across the bridge were removed again. The only reason someone would 
remove the barriers in the summer is to let ATVs illegally use the trail. Maintaining  the bridge barriers
is a condition of allowing the trail to operate. Please report it to the MNR if you see
the barriers missing. Click here to see the picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Dragon Fly at rest on McDonald River tree branch.

JulyAugSept2014.jpg

Great Blue Heron in the weeds.

AprMayJun2014.jpg

McCrae Island night scene.

JanFebMar2014.jpg

Baby mallard duck.

OctNovDec2013.jpg

Turtle at rapids portage.

JulyAugSept2013.jpg

Heron takes flight.

AprMayJune2013.jpg

Twilight at the top of McCrae Island.

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Sky reflected in McDonald River at edge of rock.

OctNovDec2012.jpg

Bullfrog watching the beach at the end of the rapids.

JulyAugSept2012.jpg

One of McCrae Lake's many chipmunks.

AprMayJune2012.jpg

Rock outcropping along the McDonald Lake shoreline.

JanFebMar2012.jpg

Mallard Ducks floating on McCrae Lake.

OctNovDec2011.jpg

McDonald River close to McCrae Lake Autumn scene.

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A muskrat that lives near Sandy Point.

AprMayJun2011.jpg

Middle of the rapids.

JanFebMar2011.jpg

These guys should be on the back of the silver dollar.

OctNovDec2010.jpg

A deer standing beside McCrae Lake.

JulyAugSept2010.jpg

Great Blue Heron getting ready to fly.

AprMayJun2010.jpg

One of McCrae Lake's mallard ducks.

JanFebMarch2010.jpg

Tent pitched on Sandy Point.

OctNovDec2009.jpg

Turtle on a log in McDonald River below rapids.

JulyAugSept2009.jpg

In a campsite south of Sandy Point.

AprMayJun2009.jpg

Northeast arm of McCrae Island.

JanFebMar2009.jpg

Deer Camper.

OctNovDec2008.jpg

Bear eyeballing a bag of groceries.

JulAugSept2008.jpg

Mother Goose on tour with family around McCrae Lake.

AprMayJune2008.jpg

Comarant standing on the smaller Pikes Bay island.

JanFebMar2008.jpg

Sandy Point viewed from the west side.

OctNovDec2007.jpg

Great Blue Heron in Pikes Bay area.

JulAugSept2007.jpg

Tiger Swallowtail visiting a plant near the rapids.

AprMayJun2007.jpg

Sun reflecting on Pikes Bay.

JanFebMar2007.jpg

Another picture of Crows Cliff.

OctNovDec2006.jpg

Autumn colours where McDonald River empties into McCrae Lake.

JulyAugSept2006.jpg

Peninsula at the north end of McCrae Island.

AprMayJun2006.jpg

Sunset over McCrae Lake northwest of McCrae Island.

JanFebMar2006.jpg

Northwest side of McCrae Island.

Dec2005.jpg

Looking towards Georgian Bay from the portage.

Nov2005.jpg

Water spilling into the rapids.

Oct2005.jpg

Colourful Autumn display above the portage trail.

Sept2005.jpg

Sandy Point revisited.

Aug2005.jpg

Loon (twoony) floating on McCrae Lake.

July2005.jpg

Elephant Rock revisited.

June2005.jpg

The tree on Elephant Rock.

May2005.jpg

Another picture of the portage trail.

Apr2005.jpg

Evening at the north part of McCrae Island.

Mar2005.jpg

Top of the rapids.

Feb2005.jpg

Path between trees on McCrae Island.

Jan2005.jpg

View west of McCrae Island.

Dec2004.jpg

McDonald River near the dam east of the highway.

Nov2004.jpg

More autumn colours above the portage trail.

Oct2004.jpg

Autumn colours above the portage trail near McDonald Lake.

Sept2004.jpg

After the rapids.

Aug2004.jpg

View north of McCrae Island.

July2004.jpg

The rapids looked liked this before the MNR let a snowmobile club wreck it.

June2004.jpg

South of Sandy Point, Southwest of Elephant Rock.

May2004.jpg

McDonald Lake as seen from the rapids portage.

Apr2004.jpg

Northwest corner of McCrae Island looking to the east.

Mar2004.jpg

Sleeping Elephant.

Feb2004.jpg

Pikes Bay Island by morning.

Jan2004.jpg

The portage to McCrae Lake from Georgian Bay.

Dec2003.jpg

South of Elephant Rock.

Nov2003.jpg

Autumn colours seen at McCrae Lake near McDonald River end.

Oct2003.jpg

Autumn colours beside McDonald Lake.

Sept2003.jpg

McDonald Lake shoreline near the beaver dam.

Aug2003.jpg

The parking lot in the summer.

July2003.jpg

Shoreline corner northeast of McCrae Island.

June2003.jpg

Looking between the trees at the north end of McCrae Island.

May2003.jpg

McDonald Lake north of the portage trail.

Apr2003.jpg

More shoreline south of Sandy Point.

Mar2003.jpg

Elephant Rock as seen from a cliff.

Feb2003.jpg

Shoreline along McCrae Straits.

Jan2003.jpg

Scenery south of Sandy Point.

Dec2002.jpg

The two Pikes Bay Islands.

Nov2002.jpg

Looking south towards the east side of McCrae Island.

Oct2002.jpg

A colourful autumn display in the parking lot.

Sept2002.jpg

The short rapids east of the highway.

Aug2002.jpg

The northwestern point of McCrae Island.

July2002.jpg

Between the trees at Sandy Point.

June2002.jpg

South of Elephant Rock looking west.

May2002.jpg

The end of the portage trail at McDonald Lake.

Apr2002.jpg

Sunset over Pikes Bay.

Mar2002.jpg

Treetops silhouetted against the night sky in the Pikes Bay area.

Feb2002.jpg

The rapids with McDonald Lake in the background.

Jan2002.jpg

The larger of the Pikes Bay Islands on the east side.

Dec2001.jpg

The tap never gets turned off at the rapids.

Nov2001.jpg

Rock outcropping east of the highway.

Oct2001.jpg

Tree leaves change to autumn colours next to McDonald Lake.

Sept2001.jpg

The McDonald River even further to the east of the highway.

Aug2001.jpg

The sky over the forest beside McDonald Lake turns a dark shade of blue.

July2001.jpg

Shaded place beside McDonald Lake.

June2001.jpg

Shoreline northeast of McCrae Island.

May2001.jpg

The opening between the trees in the middle of McDonald Lake.

Apr2001.jpg

Twilight at the top of McCrae Island with different hues.

Mar2001.jpg

The McDonald River just east of the highway.

Feb2001.jpg

The north side of the larger of the two Pikes Bay islands.

Jan2001.jpg

This is Crows Cliff.

Dec2000.jpg

Another angle on Sandy Point. Last calendar of the 20th century.

Nov2000.jpg

A maple tree above the rapids displays its fall colour.

Oct2000.jpg

The leaves need raking on the portage trail.

Sept2000.jpg

A maple tree grows next to the rapids.

Aug2000.jpg

Look out from Sandy Point and see Pikes Bay.

July2000.jpg

Water spills out of McDonald Lake down the rapids like a cool drink.

June2000.jpg

The McDonald River just past the rapids viewed from the hill.

May2000.jpg

The McDonald River around the corner from McCrae Lake.

Apr2000.jpg

Sandy Point beach.

Mar2000.jpg

A nice spot to pitch a tent on Sandy Point.

Feb2000.jpg

A view of the rapids from the very bottom.

Jan2000.jpg

Trees tower above Sandy Point.

Dec99.jpg

Looking westward at the McDonald River from the new highway 400 overpass.

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The leaves change colour in the fall in this rapids scene.

Oct99.jpg

It's a windy day at McCrae Lake. This is the front of Sandy Point.

Sept99.jpg

The east side of Elephant Rock.

Aug99.jpg

All is quiet on the McCrae Lake frontier. Dusk encroaches upon the northern tip of McCrae Island.

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An oak tree rooted in the rocky banks of the McDonald Lake.

June99.jpg

A gust of wind sweeps across the McDonald Lake around the corner from the rapids.

May99.jpg

Elephant Rock as viewed from the southeast.

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The beach at the end of the rapids portage.

Mar99.jpg

The northeast corner of Pikes Bay.

Feb99.jpg

Due south of Sandy Point by southwest of Elephant Rock.

Jan99.jpg

High above the McDonald River rapids.

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McDonald Lake treeline.

Nov98.jpg

The tunnel under highway 69.

Oct98.jpg

A tent in a campsite.

Sept98.jpg

The face that looks down the rapids.

Aug98.jpg

The end of the rapids.

July98.jpg

A canoe resting between some rocks in McDonald Lake.

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