Location: 46° 8.914'N 81° 45.815'W
With an estimated age of 3.5 billion years, the La Cloche Mountains are one of the oldest mountain ranges on Earth. The hills comprising the La Cloche Mountains are believed to have once been higher than today's Rocky Mountains. They remain among the highest altitudes in Ontario. It was in this area where we received a report about two fisherman who were out in the evening hours capturing smelt, when they were startled by large bowling-ball sized rocks, possibly bigger, being hurdled at them from shore, certainly a feat that no human could have performed. They left the area haunted by this event, leaving Peter, Tim & Jason to investigate this unusual event. Camp was situated on an old abandoned railway line (The Algoma Eastern Railway), near a bridge spanning a gorge in which a river connects Murray lake on the east side of Hwy 6 to Raven Lake on the west side. Many trails were washed out because of some substantial rainfall that took place earlier in the week, but we were still able to explore this area to some extent. While we did not collect or find any evidence that might substantiate the story, we found the trip to be quite enjoyable and add to our experience in the field.