It was so nice to finally get away to camp in the backcountry. It’s been far too long. I had the chance this past weekend to visit one of my favorite places. From where we were, you could see the tip of one of the highest peaks in the park. The peak certainly wasn’t climbed… Continue reading The view from the bottom
A while back I bought a second hand canoe from a friend. I was thinking of getting a nice lightweight one, but the budget just isn’t allowing that right now. So here I am with this new-to-me canoe! A friend had asked me if I had checked yet to see if it floats. Of course… Continue reading Getting ready!
It’s been a relatively quiet summer; at least as far as any writing goes. I’ve been enjoying tagging along to help hide some paddles for the Paddle in the Park Contest. It’s been a blast! But obviously I haven’t been able to share any info about any trips until after the paddles were found. This… Continue reading Wolf Lake
It just can’t come soon enough!
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t like camping in the cold. (Who am I kidding? I don’t like anything in the cold!) I haven’t even started booking anything for this summer because the weather right now just doesn’t really get me in the mood to go on a trip. A while back I… Continue reading It just can’t come soon enough!
Challenges and benefits
I’ve been having fun lately tinkering with videos. I’m not really sure what people like… Videos? Pictures? Text? I’m just going with what I like doing, and I’m hoping that it’s helpful somehow. I plan on doing my thing regardless, being authentic and whatnot; but I always welcome feedback 😊 (and questions! I’m working on… Continue reading Challenges and benefits
How to bathe in the backcountry when it’s cold out
Are you ever out there a while when it’s cold and just can’t fathom going for a swim? This is what I do… What do you do? Do you have any good tips?
A week in Killarney
Recently I decided to take the week off work to go to Killarney. I stayed for seven days and six nights. I had two nights on George Lake, two nights on OSA lake, and lastly two nights on Killarney lake with a hike to The Crack! (The Crack deserves a whole post of it’s own!)… Continue reading A week in Killarney
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
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