Sunday, April 2nd, 2017, was forecast as a beautiful spring day with high temperatures in Algonquin Park of 9 degrees. I had been cooped up for a few weekends working on my Canoe Symposium presentation and I needed to get outside! So I got up at 7am, got myself ready, jumped in the car, and… Read More Mizzy Lake Trail – Mushy, Melting & Magical
The day before the Outdoor Adventure Show, I received an email from David Bain. David, runs the KW Canoe Symposium and he had asked me if I might be interested in possibly speaking at next years event? I was incredibly flattered, and honoured, and, after establishing that I am mainly a kayaker, and finding out… Read More The 6th Annual KW Canoe Symposium- My 1st Presentation!
At this time of year, I have been heading out on day trips on the weekends so that I can spend more time at home at the computer. Yes, it sucks a bit, and YES I am dying to go camping… but sometimes you have to take what you can get. With an upcoming presentation… Read More Rugged Trail – Parry Sound – Rugged but Gorgeous
This winter I spent a few hours exploring the Scout Valley Loop Trail . After I put the post up, one of my blog followers, Ray, sent me a message advising me I should check out Copeland Forest sometime when I had a free day. Well, last Sunday, that free day came, so off I went… Read More Copeland Forest- Slippery & Wet
About a month ago, my friends from Niagara came up for Galentines weekend. I took them to Arrowhead for a day of winter fun! While we were there, I saw a sign with the dates for the remainder of the years Fire and Ice. The last date listed was Thursday, March 9th…. my birthday! I… Read More Fire and Ice – Skating at Arrowhead by torchlight
Last year, I had driven to Arrowhead for a day to do some adventuring with my friend Cathy. It was a great day and while I was there I got to snowshoe, skate and cross country ski. I had never cross country skied and was grateful that Cathy was there with me as she’d done… Read More Hardwood Hills Ski Bike – Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing
On Family Day, I was lucky enough to be in Algonquin Park, and it was a gorgeous weekend! It was warm and sunny, but the park was also still full of beautiful white snow! I had just shown my hot tent at the Winter in the Wild festival and enjoyed meeting so many awesome people,… Read More Peck Lake w Jack & Paula- Hiking This Trail Since 1976!