August 2016

Meeting Melba & Adam The Real Woods Explorers!!!

By |2016-08-04T21:55:00+00:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: @tctrail, biking, cycling, Exploring, Fun, girls, Ontario, Ontario Trails, ottawa, parliament hill, River, rivers, sightseeing, swimming, tct, tourism, tourists, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, walk this way, walking, walks, water, women, yolo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As many of you know, last spring I applied for Canada's Dream Job with Woods Canada.  The contest brought forward almost 4000 applicants and out of those people, I sadly was not chosen.  Melba Seto and Adam Kochanek were chosen and they were absolutely awesome! I followed along with the Woods Explorers every step of their journey and was so involved, Woods even sent me a set of Woods Explorer shirts for myself and my mom [...]

October 2015

My new Pot Set – Testing it out at Bon Echo PP

By |2015-10-22T07:41:52+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Adventure, backcountry, camping, Canada, cooking, Exploring, food, Joe Perry, Nature, pan, portage, pot set, pots|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have been backcountry camping and camping in general for over 15 years.  I love being out in nature and preparing cool things to eat. I rarely buy the dehydrated bags of meals as I find them loaded with salt and I tend to get migraines from them, so I do my best to get creative when cooking on my camping trips. I bought my first camping pot set about 18 years ago and have [...]

September 2015

My 1st solo trip- The MassasaugaPP – Afraid of the dark!

By |2015-09-16T13:28:24+00:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, alone, backcountry, camping, Canada, kayak, Massassauga, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, solo trip|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It's funny the reactions you get from people when you tell them you are going on a solo backcountry trip! I'm not 100% sure if it's because I am female, or just because people don't really understand what spending time in nature does for your soul? From the very first time I went backcountry camping in 2001, I was hooked! On that trip I was in for 5 days and stayed on 4 different lakes. [...]

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 [...]