October 2017

Killarney Solo Canoe Trip – Racing the Wind – Part 2/2

By |2017-10-24T18:30:27+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, camping, campsite, Canada, canoe, canoe camping, canoeing, creek, creeks, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, Provincial Park, scenery, scenic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here is where I left off in Part 1, on a non site on Great Mountain Lake in 39 km wind gusts....... As I sat listening to the wind howling, I looked up and once again noticed the brightly lit up globe in the sky in front of me.  I didn't make the effort to go to the waterfront to take a photo but just snapped one from where I was sitting inside my tent. [...]

Killarney – Solo Canoe Trip – Part 1/2- Paddle Paddle Muck Wind

By |2017-10-17T19:00:55+00:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear vault, camp, camping, campsite, Canada, canoe, canoe camping, canoeing, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, falls, killarney, Killarney Provincial Park, Moon, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, portage, portaging, scenery, scenic, solo trip, storm, sunrise, sunset, swamp, tent, waterfalls, waterways, wind|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With another long weekend fast approaching, it was time to devise a new plan. A 5 day solo canoe trip was in order and I wanted it to be as awesome as my Algonquin trip had been.  It would be hard to surpass but I believed I had the groundwork for another epic journey! After many nights of planning and consulting a few people who knew the area, making revisions and calculating kilometers and portage [...]

March 2017

Peck Lake w Jack & Paula- Hiking This Trail Since 1976!

By |2017-03-07T16:09:17+00:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, family day weekend, Fun, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, inspiration, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, Provincial Park, scenic, snowshoe trails, Trails, Uncategorized, walking, winter, winter camping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Family Day, I was lucky enough to be in Algonquin Park, and it was a gorgeous weekend! It was warm and sunny, but the park was also still full of beautiful white snow! I had just shown my hot tent at the Winter in the Wild festival and enjoyed meeting so many awesome people, but not I was ready for some time with nature.  Thankfully, I was able to share that time with two [...]

January 2017

Scout Valley Loop Trail – Gorgeous Snowshoeing

By |2017-01-24T20:00:04+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, alone, animals, Canada, cold, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, frozen waterfalls, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, inspiration, Muskoka, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, outdoor products, Outdoors, shoe, sleep, solo trip, sunrise, Uncategorized, walking, walks, water, winter, winter Wonderland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 but sunny and I just had to get outside anyways! Since my last trip at the end of December, testing [...]

February 2016

Sherman Falls

By |2016-02-16T07:42:16+00:00February 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 [...]

December 2015

Peaceful Paddling in November-Lyons Creek 1

By |2015-12-22T07:04:23+00:00December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Canada, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fall, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Niagara Falls, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography, solo trip, sunset, texting gloves, water, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On November 29th, In Canada, lol, I set out to paddle Lyons Creek in Niagara Falls, Ontario.  Yes, I was wearing snow pants, a very warm ski jacket and a toque, but I was going paddling and I was stoked!!! On Thursday I had gone to Outdoors Oriented and picked up a pair of Marmot Connect Gloves. Whenever I am at the store, I always get valuable advice from someone there, this visit was no different. [...]

Rockway in the fall-Post Knee Surgery Yay!

By |2015-12-07T07:54:39+00:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Canada, conservationarea, creek, Exploring, fallcolours, falls, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, leaves, Nature, Niagara, Ontario, Outdoors, St. Catharines, Trails, Uncategorized, walkling, walks, water, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just over four weeks after my knee surgery and I was dying to get out into nature. To be completely accurate, I was dying to go camping, but for now, a hike in the woods would suffice.    The last two weekends I'd Ridden my bike over 10 km's each day and my knee felt really awesome! I was hiking with a friend and a five year old so I figured I should be able to [...]

November 2015

Paddling in November- Beautiful Richardson Creek

By |2015-11-30T07:45:21+00:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, Adventure, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, great blue heron, heron, kayak, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, photography|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I purchased my kayak in the spring of 2012 from Outdoors Oriented at their Pack and Paddle day they have annually.  It's such a great idea!  They set up a bunch of booths and have some of the line reps come out and they have a bunch of their boats at Jordan Harbour for people to test them out.  It's definitely hard to try a boat in a store and this is a great solution for that! [...]

Bruce Trail in Grimsby- A GORGEOUS WORKOUT!

By |2015-11-26T07:00:10+00:00November 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! [...]

July 2015

Rockway Conservation Area – July 11, 2015

By |2015-07-17T11:57:00+00:00July 17th, 2015|Categories: #Rockway, #trail, Adventure, bruce trail, Conservation areas, Exploring, hike, Hiking, rock way community centre, rock way conservation area, Trails|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rockway Conservation Area is a 126 hectare park featuring the Bruce Trail and the Rockway Falls Side Trail.  It is a beautiful place to go for a hike, boasting many water features, great hiking and wildlife. On Saturday, July 11th, 2015, my friend Beth and I decided to go for an early evening hike at Rockway.  I am unsure if there are any other places to park, other than the lot I go to which [...]

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