Algonquin’s Meanest Link

Once Around Algonquin Park

This route is the brain child of the staff at Algonquin Outfitters, Alex Hurley and Gordon Baker, devised in the summer of 2004. They combined four challenging canoe routes connecting the four Algonquin Outfitters stores serving Algonquin Park: Oxtongue Lake, Huntsville, Brent, on Cedar Lake, and Lake Opeongo. It was named in honour and memory of Bill Swift Sr., one of the founders of Algonquin Outfitters. Swifty, as he was most often called, had other nicknames, such as Mean Dude, or Meanest, which were a tribute to his gruff exterior persona.

Follow along as the Kevin attempts the Meanest Link. He is using a Spot to check in and send the odd photo update along the journey.

Follow Kevin’s progress here – Spot Adventures Map


Live Photo Updates From Kevin

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The Route

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