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I am retired and exploring the world on foot, by canoe and kayak. You see and experience much more this way. No luxury resorts on some tropical beach for me.
Charleston Lake. This cliff is made of gneiss and shist, metamorphic rocks. Bands of dirty grey marble is found throughout the lake. Marble forms most of the islands. Sandstone is found in the main park area. The water here is 30 m. deep with a very flat bottom, it is probably sandy sediment in an even deeper trough.
Charleston Lake, scenic cliffs
Rock compasses abound. They slope NE, and are vertical on the SW end, formed by glaciers. They are also known as whale back rocks.
Your trail guide says that this was formed by a water fall, but it was not. See comments below. A sample of a sandstone log that would have done this, is on display at Miller Hall Museum of Geology at Queens University, on the back wall. It is about a half m. long, and a third m. in diameter. This is 500 million year old conglomerate and orthoquartzites of the Upper Cambrian era.
Charleston Lake, a beautiful place.
Singleton Lake narrows to Red Horse Lake
Public boat launch in Charleston
Charleston Lake, lunch break
Mud lake has no mud
Fall colours on Charleston Lake. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has purchased about 248 ha. (550 acres) of land around Charleston Lake to preserve it in this natural state as part of the Frontenac Arch bio-diversity area. They now own about 7,000 acres of land in this area.
The bottom of the curious rock formation.
A beautiful whale back rock, also compass rock formed by glacial errosion. A popular picnic spot.
Tallow Rock Bay east trail. Just follow the blue trail markers along the path. The distance is marked ever kilometer in both directions too.
Lunch on Charleston Lake
Trail up Blue Mountain
Beaver cut tree on Mud Lake
Huge compass rock, they always slope NE, and are vertical on SW side, formed by glaciers grinding down the front edge, and removing fractured rock from the back. There are thousands of them in the area, this is one of the best formed. The French river near Sudbury and the 30,000 islands there have thousands more of them.
Stone log is not petrified wood, it was formed buy mineral rich water upwhelling through loose sand, a billion years ago. There is major highway construction going on in 2014 around this rock, it is heavily fenced to protect it. Amazing! See comments below.
Red Horse Lake from just south of the portage to Charleston Lake. The paddler is playing a tin flute, the soft music can be heard over the silence for miles. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
View over Slim Bay
Black and White
Bon Echo Provincial Park
Celtic stone fences
Charleston Lake Provincial Park
Depot Creek Reserve
Frontenac Provincial Park
Highway No.2 Ont.
houses of interest
Inca Trail Peru
K P Hiking Trail
Little Cat Con Area
Menzel Nature Reserve
Mile stones Hwy # 2
One room school-house
Opinicon Lake - Rideau Trails
Prince Edward Cty.
Sheffield Con. Area.
Sir John A. McDonald
Stellar Sea Lions
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