Scorch Lake is located within Algonquin park. I’d been interested in taking a trip out to this lake for a while now after reading an old blog post about the lookout trail. This trip was more of a challenge than I’d really expected. I knew going in that it would be difficult. The portages alone… Continue reading Trail review ~ Scorch Lake Lookout
Well… With a little help from his mum of course! This is a different carrier I’m going to try with Goliath. He really loves his backpack, but he can wiggle and shift around too much. My kayak is super heavy and awkward, so I need all the help I can get to make things easier!… Continue reading How does a 100 year old tackle a ruff portage?
I think I’ll be guilty of this this weekend. Somehow I didn’t notice that this was a long weekend. Once I realized I had some extra time, I checked a few places online for backcountry sites and almost everything is filled right up. At least the places where I wouldn’t have to drive that far.… Continue reading Long weekends
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
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
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!
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
I wanted to check and see if I could add a video just for kicks. I’m really not much of a writer, but I could certainly chat on video for a while. (Maybe that’s because I talk to myself a lot?) (I love those Bluetooth cell phone attachments that let you get away with talking… Continue reading Backcountry vs. Car camping
Never trust that word is auto saving. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. Dang. I just wrote so much and it’s gone. Anyhow, I woke early today (June 9th) to head out to Kawartha highlands park for my first solo backcountry-ish camping adventure with Goliath. Problem is, I feel like dirt.… Continue reading 1st solo trip report – before setting out