Geocaching! 

I’ve been meaning to talk about geocaching for ages now.  I credit geocaching for getting me outdoors so much in the first place. I’d always enjoyed hiking, but I think I just needed something else.  I’d seen a lot of trails, but trails just don’t get me out of bed and out the door.  That’s… Continue reading Geocaching! 

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

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