Easy in Algonquin

This last trip was a trip I had planned for some time now.  It wasn’t all easy, but we’ll get to the reason for the title later. Ever since I took the Trip Leadership class through ORCKA, I’ve wanted to visit Canoe Lake in Algonquin. I did a small project on Tom Thompson and have… Continue reading Easy in Algonquin

Another product I’m glad to have

I’ve been meaning for days to write a little smidge about my recent ladies trip to Algonquin… while I haven’t had the time, I do want to mention another product that I found very helpful. I’m not one to talk about products like I’m selling them, but if I really like something, then I like… Continue reading Another product I’m glad to have

Sea Kayaking

One thing that really helps to get my butt out of bed in the morning, is when I’ve already paid for it.  Recently I bought a kayak and found that it wasn’t all that easy to learn simply from watching YouTube videos. Who knew? And since I’m used to paddling a canoe, let’s just say… Continue reading Sea Kayaking

Quick little tip

One of my paddling girlfriends showed me this tip on a trip once. Waterproof your map using clear packing tape. She’s a genius.   Editing post to add: Don’t ever do this! LOL  

Number 2 in the woods

Second solo trip to the backcountry!   What did you think I meant? This one was fantastic. Not that the last time wasn’t, but it was definitely much better. The weather was perfect, especially on the days I was paddling the kayak. Even the thunderstorm waited patiently for me to set up the tent and the… Continue reading Number 2 in the woods

Safety first!

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big advocate of pfd’s… heck any safety measures depending on what you’re doing.  I even wear climbing gear when I climb certain trees 😊 I know some people laugh at the idea and I guess to each their own, but admittedly I’m not very comfortable paddling with folks… Continue reading Safety first!

Dog food for the backcountry

I think I’m having one of those days. You know those days when everything seems to be a little bit harder. When you second-guess yourself a little bit more. You get more bad news. And when you just want to go home and crawl under the covers and stay there until 2025. I won’t get… Continue reading Dog food for the backcountry

Senior dogs camping

I read an article in the newspaper today that got me thinking. Actually I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. What if camping is too hard on your dog? This article I read talked about whether or not dogs love us as much as we love them. According to this author they most certainly… Continue reading Senior dogs camping