Murphy’s Law

It’s always good to be prepared. Not necessarily prepared for what could go wrong, but prepared to change your plans. Ever have a trip where everything that can go wrong does? This last trip just didn’t seem to want to happen. It started with the day before the trip when I came down with a… Continue reading Murphy’s Law

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

Trail review ~ Scorch Lake Lookout

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

How does a 100 year old tackle a ruff portage? 

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? 

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

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