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

Bentshoe Lake – 1st kayak camping trip of 2017

I had plans to head over and visit my kayaking coach for some training in preparation of my Level  1 Sea Kayak Instructor Course, but as sometimes plans do, they were moved to another day during the week.  This put me at 8am on a Saturday morning, kayak on car all ready to go, and… Read More Bentshoe Lake – 1st kayak camping trip of 2017

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

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!