July 2015

Hiking the Marsh Trail – Rondeau Provincial Park

By |2015-07-30T11:46:24-05:00July 30th, 2015|Categories: #trail, hike, Hiking, Marsh Trail, MarshTrail, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Rondeau, Rondeau Provincial Park, Trails|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Marsh Trail is one of the many trails you can visit when at Rondeau Provincial Park.  I camped at Rondeau from July 24th to July 26th, and the day of our departure, we headed to the Marsh Trail for a hike to stretch our legs before our 4 hour drive back home. Here is the description of the trail from the @ontarioparks website : http://www.ontarioparks.com/park/rondeau (I hope it's okay that I quote this? ) "Marsh Trail – 7.2 [...]

Rondeau Provincial Park- how to privatize your site!

By |2015-07-28T11:46:50-05:00July 28th, 2015|Categories: camping, campsite, carcamping, Privatizing a site, Rondeau, summer tent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I saw a list of Canada's top 25 parks last year and Rondeau Provincial Park was on that list.  I have never been there, so I decided to put a plan in motion to resolve that.  My friend Beth was wanting a getaway, so we booked a site and planned our adventure. Here is the list of Canada's top 25 sites I saw:  http://www.explore-mag.com/the-top-25-campsites-in-canada As I've been camping quite a bit this summer so far, [...]

Yummy things to eat in the Backcountry when you’re not roughing it!

By |2015-07-23T13:58:35-05:00July 23rd, 2015|Categories: backcountry, food, killarney, recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have had a few requests from people to do a post about food in the backcountry. Even my own mom was surprised when I told her we were having steak.  What? she said... You are going into the backcountry, you should be eating hot dogs no? hahaha. Well, I could, but I don't really like hot dogs, so I figure out fun things to eat and ways to keep them from spoiling and enjoy [...]

Not Roughing it in the Backcountry – Killarney PP

By |2015-07-23T12:07:56-05:00July 23rd, 2015|Categories: backcountry, backcountry camping, camping, Climb, Climbing, Exploring, glamping, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, Joe Perry, killarney, Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario, ontario parks, Outdoors, Provincial Park, site 56, summer tent, sunrise, sunset, tarps, tent, tentcamping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On saturday July 18th at 4am my friend Steph and I headed up the Trans Canada highway to Killarney Provincial park for a highly anticipated backcountry trip on Carlyle Lake.  En route we saw two deers along the highway and then two moose! So totally exciting and I hoped a sign of things to come! Not by any means the best picture, but I love it anyways! Upon arrival we were greeted by enthusiastic park [...]

Climbing The Crack..err, I mean hiking it – at Killarney PP – AMAZING!

By |2015-07-22T12:04:26-05:00July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Climb, Climbing, crack, Exploring, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, killarney, Killarney Provincial Park, Lookout, Outdoors, Parks, Provincial Park, Trails, walking, walkling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I need to start this post by saying The Crack is the best hike I have ever done! I just couldn't wait until I got to the end, there, or,  here. Might as well be aligned right?  But I will now go back to the beginning and explain why and try and show you with the photos I took along the way just how amazingly awesome this trail is! It was a gorgeous day, Monday [...]

Woods Mini Pack Axe Mini Hatchet

By |2015-07-21T16:43:17-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: axe, Chop, Hatchet|

In preparation for my 3 day backcountry trip to Killarney Provincial Park Ontario Parks, I sought out the perfect tool to chop wood with.  I had recently bought a Sven Saw and loved it but that was for sawing wood and sometimes you needed a chopping tool when in the woods.  As I have been following the #woodsexplorer since day one, not being one of the successful candidates, but still very interested in the adventure of it all, [...]

Rockway Conservation Area – July 11, 2015

By |2015-07-17T11:57:00-05:00July 17th, 2015|Categories: #Rockway, #trail, Adventure, bruce trail, Conservation areas, Exploring, hike, Hiking, rock way community centre, rock way conservation area, Trails|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rockway Conservation Area is a 126 hectare park featuring the Bruce Trail and the Rockway Falls Side Trail.  It is a beautiful place to go for a hike, boasting many water features, great hiking and wildlife. On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, my friend Beth and I decided to go for an early evening hike at Rockway.  I am unsure if there are any other places to park, other than the lot I go to which [...]

Paddling 15 Mile Creek in St. Catharines, ON -July 12, 2015

By |2015-07-13T15:11:51-05:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: #perception, creek, creeks, Exploring, kayak, Kayaking, Niagara, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, St. Catharines, water|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I woke up to a beautiful day Sunday, birds chirping, sun out and the promise from the Weather Network of a warm day! I was supposed to go out for a hike with my good friend Andrea, but she advised me she was a bit under the weather and couldn't make it. As I am going on a canoe trip next, then car camping without my kayak following, I decided I needed to get out [...]

@TCTrail in Wainfleet, ON, A beautiful serene section of the trail!

By |2015-07-13T02:08:51-05:00July 13th, 2015|Categories: @tctrail, #trail, biking, Canada, cycling, Ontario, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, Wainfleet|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since I still have a bit of time to wait to go to Burnaby, BC and I love the @TCTrail, I figured Burnaby Street in Wainfleet would be a good place to start a section of the TC Trail for my bike ride today. I was very happy upon arrival to the trail. It was really easy to find it and I didn't get lost en route! YAY!  The trail is a bit more rural here [...]

#CleanUpOurParks One piece of trash at a time!!!

By |2015-07-12T14:38:13-05:00July 12th, 2015|Categories: clean up our parks, garbage, kayak, Kayaking, litter, padding, paddle, paddling, Parks, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

After many hikes in the forest, paddles on lakes, rivers, streams, creeks,  and even just walking our city streets, I am realizing what a huge issue trash is becoming!  Yesterday my friend and I hiked Rockway Conservation Area in Pelham, ON and came across so much trash that I couldn't just stand by and do nothing! Our parks are where we play with nature and borrow the space to obtain serenity and peace for ourselves. [...]

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