It was Thanksgiving weekend, 2001 and I did a backcountry trip backpacking in to Bucholtz Lake on the Eastern Pines Backpacking Trail in Algonquin Park. I had a -5 sleeping bag and I remember I was laying there wearing all the clothes I had brought in, including my jacket, in my sleeping bag and I… Read More 1st Cold Camping Trip! – Solo Backcountry on St. Nora Lake
It has taken me over a year to get to this point, but I finally made it and I am proud! I completed my first winter backcountry trip with the tipi and it was a great adventure! I learned so many things and experienced a bunch of firsts, some thanks to my new friend… Read More 1st Winter Backcountry Trip … With the Revised Tipi!
Happy Tuesday Everyone! I hope your day is going great ! This week my blog post is being featured on My Self Reliance, by Shawn James!!! WOOOHOO!!!!! Shawn contacted me to ask if he could do an interview on me as part of a series he is doing on Winter Camping, and of course, I happily… Read More My post this week is at My Self Reliance! WOOHOO!!!!!
I woke up Saturday morning around 6am with nothing planned for the day. I was just going to relax, catch up on blog posts and maybe watch a few movies. Unfortunately, my brain was not in agreement of any of those things. It was supposed to be really cold out, about -30 with the windchill… Read More Scout Valley Loop Trail – Gorgeous Snowshoeing
I have heard of Limberlost but only vaguely and had never been there. A new friend from Port Carling asked me if I’d like to go snowshoeing there and I was totally up for it! I had just camped for a few days at Mew Lake in the Tipi and headed straight to Limberlost… Read More Limberlost – Snowshoeing in an Enchanted Forest with Lovely Ladies
With much anticipation, Johnston’s Cranberry Ice Trail opened today!!! (Cranboni photo’s courtesy of Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, featuring their Cranboni! being driven by awesome Andrew! ) On December 17th, I paid a visit to Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh to hike their snowshoe trails. I had a fabulous time there and really enjoyed my visit, but unfortunately,… Read More Johnston’s Cranberry Ice Trail – OPENED TODAY!!!!
Last year I had the great privilege of being invited to Mew Lake for New Years Eve Camping. It was one of the best New Years Eve’s I’ve ever had! I met some extraordinary people who I’ve spent time with over the past year and enjoyed camping in the snow more than I thought I… Read More Tipi Test at Mew – Last Trip of 2016