June 2016

Massasauga solo – Feeling ill in the backcountry

By | 2016-06-28T21:37:47+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, backcountry camping, beach, Bear Barrel, Bear vault, bearproof, brucetrail, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, clean up our parks, Exploring, Food storage, gear, georgian bay, harmony, kayak, Kayaking, Massassauga, Muskoka, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, outdoor products, Outdoors, paddle, paddle canada, paddling, Parks, Provincial Park, sleeping bag, sleeping matt, sleeping pad, solo trip, sunrise, sunset, swimming, tent, Uncategorized, water, waterways, wind|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last year I went on my first solo trip in the backcountry. It was at The Massasauga and it was awesome and I have been wanting to go back. I had every intention of spending last weekend at home.  Well my new home in Port Carling, but on Friday around 1pm, I was advised I could go home early.  So at 3pm, I decided to call it a day and packed up my camping gear. [...]

March 2016

Decew Falls – Historic Hiking in Niagara!

By | 2016-03-28T17:42:31+00:00 March 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 [...]

February 2016

The Outdoor Adventure Show w Camper Christina & Mom!

By | 2016-02-25T08:00:38+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: #bloggers, #canoe, booths, bruce trail, brucetrail, Campers, Canada, day trip, Exploring, girls, glamping, Hikers, Hiking, hot tent, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoor Adventure Show, outdoor products, Outdoors, outdoors show, Parks, Presentation, tent, Trails, Uncategorized, vendors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With months of anticipation, the day had finally come!  The Outdoor Adventure Show was in Toronto and I was ready to go! By recommendation of my friend at Ontario Trails, this show was a great place to network and meet contacts and with my blog CamperChristina.com still in it's first year, I wanted to make the best impression possible. I contacted my friend Stacey to help me design a logo, which would be used to put [...]

Sherman Falls

By | 2016-02-16T07:42:16+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, alone, bruce trail, brucetrail, Canada, canda, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, creek, Exploring, falls, frozen waterfalls, hike, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, ice, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Sherman, Sherman Falls, water, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a gorgeous Saturday morning when I embarked on my adventure to visit Sherman Falls.  Out of all the falls in Hamilton, this one was special to me, as it and I boast the same name!  Well, mine is spelled slightly more complicated, but audibly they are one in the same! Located in Ancaster Village, Sherman falls is a 17 metre high curtain waterfall that is a feature along the area's Bruce Trail. According [...]

Tiffany Falls- Frozen & Fabulous!!!

By | 2016-02-09T07:24:48+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: #icicles, Adventure, alone, bruce trail, brucetrail, Canada, cold, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, creek, creeks, Exploring, falls, frozen waterfalls, hike, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, ice, icefalls, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, solo trip, Tiffany Falls, Trails, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Not adventuring for someone like me is difficult.  Whenever I have a spare hour or two, or more, I start thinking of a place I can run off to and explore it.  But sadly, time for me,  doesn't always allow that.  Suprisingly to people who know me and are on my facebook, especially, think blogging and adventuring is my full time job.  This,  is actually not a job at all, it is what I do [...]

December 2015

Hiking in paradise …. accidentally

By | 2015-12-14T11:23:21+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, alone, brucetrail, burlington, Canada, Exploring, fallcolours, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, inspiration, leaves, Lookout, Nature, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's a really pleasant surprise when you find paradise, especially when you're not looking for it! That's exactly what happened to me that lovely Saturday afternoon. I was looking for Borer Falls and had driven around the area for a while and couldn't find it.  Suddenly I saw a sign and what looked like a trailhead to my left!!! Yay! About time, I said. I parked, got my backpack, walked across the busy street and [...]

November 2015

Bruce Trail in Grimsby- A GORGEOUS WORKOUT!

By | 2015-11-26T07:00:10+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, brucetrail, Canada, conservatationarea, creek, Exploring, fallcolours, falls, grimsby, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, leaves, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, stairs, Trails, walkling, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a gorgeous day out and even though I'd hiked 10 hours the day before,  I couldn't resist getting outside to do a few more trails today! I headed to Gibson Street in Grimsby to park my car and start my amazing adventure! This was my last weekend before my knee surgery to hike and I was taking total advantage and spending as much time doing what I loved while I was able to! [...]

Mount Nemo – Not Nemo from Finding Nemo-but just as awesome!

By | 2015-11-09T07:00:00+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #hikes, #hiking, #hikingtrail, #outdoors, #trails, alone, brucetrail, Canada, conservatationarea, Exploring, fallcolours, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, solo trip, walkling|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

At 7am on Saturday, still dark outside, I got up and got ready to enjoy a long awesome day of hiking!!!  It was to be a beautiful day out and who knows how many of those we have left before that crappy fall weather hits us. You know the stuff, rain, wind, cold, damp, dark, dreary ....  weather.  I was dreading it, although giving me time to write posts would be a  big benefit of [...]

Mountainview Cons Area – Awesome Bruce Trail Hike!!

By | 2015-11-02T07:43:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #hiking, #hikingtrail, #trails, brucetrail, Canada, Climbing, Hiking, hikingtrails, Ontario, Trails, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I was a wee thing in my single digits, my family used to rent a cottage on Green Lake, Up North, Ontario.  LOL. My parents would spend alot of time fishing while we were there and my mom didn't like the boat so much. My dad and brother would fish in the boat and drop my mom and I off on the shore nearby.  My mom would fish and I would play in the [...]