March 2016

Decew Falls – Historic Hiking in Niagara!

By |2016-03-28T17:42:31+00:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, alone, Brock, bruce trail, brucetrail, Canada, day trip, Decew, Decew Falls, Decew House, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, icefalls, Lake Gibson, Morningstar Mill, Nature, Niagara, Niagara Bruce Trail, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, solo trip, St. Catharines, Trails, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, waterways, wind, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Decew Falls is named after John DeCou, who purchased the land in about 1788, buying 100 acres with an axe and an indian blanket. In 1812 he purchased the land along the top of the escarpment from his newly built stone house to Decew Falls.  During the war of 1812, DeCou served in the Lincoln Militia and his home served as headquarters by the British where Laura Secord brought news to in June of 1813, of a potential [...]

Yurting at Silent Lake- Mom’s Sled-in

By |2016-03-21T19:09:57+00:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: #snowshoeing, Adventure, bonnies pond, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, carcamping, cold, Exploring, glamping, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, ice, inspiration, Lookout, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, pull in, silent lake, sledding, Uncategorized, walkling, walks, winter, winter Wonderland, winterglamping, yurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While staying in a yurt at Mew Lake with my mom, we met a park ranger who had just come from working at Silent Lake. He told us all about the park and that he highly recommended us paying it a visit.  I had heard a lot about Silent Lake but had never been there so I was appreciative of the information and decided to look into it further when I got home. A few weeks [...]

Solo Winter Camping in My Homemade Tipi – Haliburton Highlands

By |2016-03-14T07:55:06+00:00March 14th, 2016|Categories: #snow, #snowshoe, #snowshoeing, Adventure, alone, animals, birds, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, carcamping, cold, Exploring, glamping, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, hot tent, Ontario, sleeping bag, solo trip, teepee, tentcamping, tipi, tracks, Trails, Uncategorized, walking, walks, winter, winterglamping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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CLIMBING AN ICE WALL – An Epic Adventure!

By |2016-03-07T20:08:42+00:00March 7th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, axe, blog, Canada, Climb, Climbing, cold, crampons, Exploring, frozen waterfalls, Fun, girls, gloves, ice, ice wall, iceclimbing, icefalls, icewall, inspiration, learning, medeba, Ontario, Outdoors, teepee, tipi, Uncategorized, water, waterfalls, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever wanted to climb a wall of ice?  For me the answer is "ABSOLUTELY!" A few months ago I went on a waterfall trip to see some frozen waterfalls in the Hamilton area. Tiffany Falls, a gorgeous sight frozen was my favourite of the three I visited that day.   Upon doing research for the blog post, I discovered that people actually climb it in the winter.  WHAT? For real? How cool is [...]

Hiking to Starling Lookout – Mew -42, Part 3

By |2016-03-01T07:53:09+00:00March 1st, 2016|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, Algonquin Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, backcountry, camping, Canada, carcamping, Climb, Climbing, cold, day trip, Exploring, family day weekend, hike, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, Lookout, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, Provincial Park, Trails, walkling, walks, water, winter camping tips, winterinthewild|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

While camping at Mew Lake during Winter in the Wild, my sitemates and myself decided to go for a hike to Starling Lookout. We packed up our backpacks and ourselves as it was a balmy -22 (better than the -42 we'd been through already) and headed out on the trail. We didn't take our snowshoes as we'd been told all the trails were well packed and they weren't needed. I was bummed but no point [...]