January 2018

Hot Tent Backcountry Trial Run – How to Stake a Hot Tent When Camping on Rock

By |2018-01-02T17:19:19-04:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Adventure, backcountry, backcountry camping, Campers, camping, Canada, Climbing, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, crownland camping, enthusiasm, Exploring, falls, frozen waterfalls, georgian bay, go home lake, hike, Hiking, hot tent, ice, Muskoka, muskoka trails, Nature, Ontario, Outdoor Adventure Show, Outdoors, scenic, sledding, snowshoe trails, snowshoeing, tent, tentcamping, tipi, toboggan, water, winter, winter camping, winter camping tips, winterglamping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A few weeks before the hot tent was done, I 'd made plans to take it out into the backcountry with my friend Sue, from Sue's Outdoor Crew.  She had spent the weekend before making a sled so she could carry her gear on it and some of the items needed for our weekend.  The day before our trip, we had some issues locating a good spot to camp as it's very difficult to find [...]

August 2017

Killarney Days 1 & 2 – The Rainy Plains to the Magical Mountains

By |2017-08-29T16:52:31-04:00August 29th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear Barrel, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, canoe, canoe camping, canoeing, Climb, Climbing, enthusiasm, Exploring, fishing, girls, Hiking, hiking trails, killarney, Killarney Provincial Park, loons, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, ontario parks, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, Provincial Park, sunset|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had been to Killarney a few times and loved it there.   The only issue I ever have with Killarney in the summer, is that you have to book a site 5 months in advance to get the sites on the lakes you want.  This trip is actually the only one I reserved this entire year, 5 months in advance with Ontario Parks.  That might help explain how important it was for me to [...]

November 2016

Whiskey Rapids in Fall- My Favourite Trail in Algonquin

By |2016-11-22T18:41:14-04:00November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Algonquin, Algonquin Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, Climb, Climbing, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, falls, Fun, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Provincial Park, Rapids, River, sightseeing, solo trip, stairs, Trails, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, waterways, Whiskey Rapids|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a gorgeous November day and I spent most of it paddling off of East Beach.  It wasn't dark yet though and I still had some time to get in a hiking trail before night fell. Might as well visit my favorite trail in the park, Whiskey Rapids. The trail is only 2.1 km's and just the right size for the time I had before it would start getting dark. I am not sure [...]

October 2016

Camping in Killarney on Kakakise in a Konigshaus Kanoe

By |2016-10-12T16:31:00-04:00October 12th, 2016|Categories: #canoe, #trip, #tripping, Algonquin, backcountry, backcountry camping, Barrel, Bear Barrel, Bear vault, bearproof, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, canoe camping, Carlyle, Climb, Climbing, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, falls, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, homemade, Kakakise, killarney, Killarney Provincial Park, konigshaus, konigshauskanoe, leaves, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, Parks, portage, portaging, tarps, tent, tentcamping, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, waterways|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had been wanting to adventure in Killarney all summer but every time I had a free weekend, the park was booked up.  When I checked a few weeks ago, I finally saw a few openings.  They were all with portages but after carrying my lil kayak over 3km's in Algonquin each way a few weeks ago I figured a kilometer was totally doable and something I wouldn't have an issue with. Since booking my site on [...]

July 2016

March 2016

CLIMBING AN ICE WALL – An Epic Adventure!

By |2016-03-07T20:08:42-04:00March 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 |2016-03-01T07:53:09-04:00March 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 [...]

November 2015

Mountainview Cons Area – Awesome Bruce Trail Hike!!

By |2015-11-02T07:43:33-04:00November 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 [...]

October 2015

Go Girl- I peed like a man & I liked it!

By |2015-10-08T02:14:24-04:00October 8th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #camping, #getoutside, #go-girl, #gogirl, #hikes, #hiking, #outdoors, #paddling, #pstyle, #snowshoeing, #wintercamping, camping, Canada, Climbing, convienience, cycling, Exploring, female urination device, FUD, girls, Hiking, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, outdoor products, Outdoors, Pee, pee like a man, pee standing, Trails, urination, waterfalls, waterways, women|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I need to start by saying that this post may not be for everyone - Guys, you may want to skip this, or, it may interest you just as much as the women, especially if you adventure with one of them. Girls, if you adventure, camp, hike, bike, spend a lot of time outdoors or in areas where bathrooms are not always accessible, this post is for you! A few weeks ago, I was at [...]

September 2015

Lookout Trail – Algonquin PP – Great Hike and view for the effort!

By |2015-09-07T14:48:33-04:00September 7th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, Canada, Climbing, Exploring, Hiking, Lookout|Tags: , , , , , , |

On Sunday August 30th, my friends and I headed to Lookout Trail in Algonquin Park! Camper Christina signed into the guest book, along with my hiking partners and off we went. We went up and up and up and up. A very steady climb, pretty much all the way! And up some more! And then, we were rewarded with a wonderful view of Algonquin Park! And then we started our decent back down again. The [...]

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