26 Oct
2009
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Rocky Roads

Its quite common to see rock cuts through the granite outcroppings around Muskoka or Northern Ontario. In order to make roads you have to blast them out.  This is Peninsula Road near Minett, Ontario. Most of the trees have started to shed however there are still some vibrant colors hanging on.

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In: in and around muskoka ontario, tripin around towns

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  1. Jenn Jilks says:

    I love these rock cuts, but wonder at the damage they did blasting for it. I remember hearing it near-by.

    The leaves are hanging in in the backwoods. But not for much longer!

    Great shot, again!

  2. Ed Boutilier says:

    Hi Jenn
    I am sure there is always some damage and as well temporarily displaced wildlife. Once its done its good for the long term with little environmental impact.

  3. Jennie says:

    I have been slow again making my way here! We saw some of the same sights at CranFest but I didn’t take my camera this year. Sorry I missed the beer tent!

    I really like the perspective you have been using on your various road shots Ed. Fabulous colours!

  4. Heather says:

    Great fall shot…from the slick road/rock cut it must have just rained…

    Blasting must be done with care and control, (contrary to popular belief care and control is possible)to eliminate the possibility of any long-term, wide spread environmental impact.

    Cheers

  5. Dave Bishop says:

    This is where my sister Wendy and I caught the bus to take us to Bracebridge High School (BMLSS) during the school year of 1977-1978. Murray Dodd was our bus driver.
    Back in the days when there was very little brush and tree’s etc along the rock cut and up top,a couple of my childhood friends Jamie,Wayne and I would climb the rock cut.It seemed so much bigger back then. Our friend Casey was the wise one….he would watch. I’m going to guess that was around ’71,maybe ’72.
    Thanks for this week’s screen saver,Ed :)

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