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
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?
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
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
Maybe the title is a bit much. But that pretty much sums up how I felt while I was out there. I’ve heard people say that it’s amazing or “Badass”, to venture out into the woods alone. I definitely felt as if I had a few great moments of badassery. Is that a word? It… Continue reading 1st solo trip – AKA Badass vs. Dumbass