Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 2 of 2

Part 1 of this trip can be found here.   This is the continuation of that post starting from the afternoon of Day 3 at my site on Big Thunder Lake. I had just arrived, set up my small footprint tarp and was sitting under it enjoying some lunch…… While eating my lunch on day… Read More Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 2 of 2

Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1

In 2002, I went on my very first backcountry trip. Five days, four nights and for someone who’d barely canoed, a huge challenge.  It was a loop full of portages and lots of tests and I had thought about doing it solo for quite some time now.  After a great deal of thought, I came… Read More Algonquin Kiosk Loop – 5 Day Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1

Kayaking with Kevin Callan – Herb Lake, Haliburton Water Trails

Ever since my first trip with Kevin Callan, The Happy Camper, in June of this year, there has been a challenge set forth for Kevin the (mostly) canoeist to go on a kayaking trip with me.  Our second trip over the Canada 150 long weekend, brought us canoeing once again, but I was promised a kayaking… Read More Kayaking with Kevin Callan – Herb Lake, Haliburton Water Trails

Killarney Days 3 & 4 – Magic Mountain to Silver Peak!

I had been waiting for this trip since last year and was so glad I was finally here.  In the last post, Killarney Days 1 and 2, Rainy Plains to The Magical Mountains, I left off at the end of day 2.  We are staying on an amazing campsite on David Lake where we have… Read More Killarney Days 3 & 4 – Magic Mountain to Silver Peak!