The Barron Canyon
Nestled on the right hand side of
Algonquin Park, is the Barron River. A modest river now, it has
seen more spectacular days.
The rush of water carved a deep
chasm out of the solid Gneiss of the Canadian Shield forming
Cedar Lake, Radiant Lake and Lake Traverse, and then cutting out
the walls of the Canyon.
October views from the top
Today "relict" crustaceans and such ancient fish as the Deepwater Sculpin inhabit the lakes along the drainage route. Plants such as the Encrusted Saxifrage leach lime out of the rock, and the lichen Xanthoria forms bright orange stains on the exposed rock faces.
Sounds interesting enough to paddle up to see!
So I did.
On Wednesday, Aug 30, 2000
My Amateur Video is captured in stills for your viewing pleasure.
Enjoy the Show!