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

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

Solo Camping Tips with Michelle – Wow Auction Winner – McCrae Lake

When my kayaking coach Dympna from Ontario Sea Kayak Centre, asked me to consider auctioning off a weekend of camping with me, for the Women on Water Paddling Festival silent auction, I thought she was off her rocker. The auction was very successful and proceeds went to the Georgian Bay Biosphere, a great organization that… Read More Solo Camping Tips with Michelle – Wow Auction Winner – McCrae Lake

Torrance Barrens Hike – Spring Sensory Overload

Have you ever been to Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve in Torrance? I headed there on Saturday to check out the trails and go for a short hike. I had been there in the fall with some friends, and another time in the summer,  and really enjoyed the area. I stopped to take a photo of… Read More Torrance Barrens Hike – Spring Sensory Overload

McCrae Lake – Kayaking in Kokatat

It was a gorgeous Easter weekend with warm temperatures and beautiful sunshine, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Sunday I managed to get out with a few friends in Niagara for a hike in Niagara, but by Monday, with my return to Muskoka, it was back to below zero and not so lovely or springlike.  I had… Read More McCrae Lake – Kayaking in Kokatat

Scout Valley Loop Trail – Gorgeous Snowshoeing

I woke up Saturday morning around 6am with nothing planned for the day.  I was just going to relax, catch up on blog posts and maybe watch a few movies.  Unfortunately, my brain was not in agreement of any of those things. It was supposed to be really cold out, about -30 with the windchill… Read More Scout Valley Loop Trail – Gorgeous Snowshoeing

Torrance Barrens Trails – Fall Fabulousness !!!

Since moving to Muskoka, I had been hearing about this place called Torrance Barrens Trails and Dark Sky Reserve. I knew it was a great place to go for night viewing of stars, meteor showers, etc, but had no idea that there were hiking trails there as well. My dear friend Nicole came to visit… Read More Torrance Barrens Trails – Fall Fabulousness !!!

Turkey Day at McCrae! -Cooking in my new Dutch Oven!

Since meeting my friend Jason last year, he has been going on about this place called McCrae Lake.  I had never been there and according to him, it was a gorgeous place to spend a weekend camping, fishing and enjoying nature.  The Thanksgiving long weekend was approaching and as I hadn’t had any plans yet,… Read More Turkey Day at McCrae! -Cooking in my new Dutch Oven!

Tiffany Falls- Frozen & Fabulous!!!

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… Read More Tiffany Falls- Frozen & Fabulous!!!