April 2018

Hunters Bay Trail – Hiking with Eileen – 032418

By | 2018-04-03T06:00:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Adventure, Canada, enthusiasm, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, Huntsville, Muskoka, muskoka trails, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, scenery, scenic, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, winter, women, womens event|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In June, 2017, I was invited to participate in the Women on Water event.  It was a wonderful event and during my time there, I met a lovely lady named Eileen. Eileen was there by herself and I went over to introduce myself and talk to her a bit about her pink hair. She had put it in for the weekend to show she was a wild woman and I thought it was very cool, [...]

August 2016

Meeting Melba & Adam The Real Woods Explorers!!!

By | 2016-08-04T21:55:00+00:00 August 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 [...]

July 2016

March 2016

Decew Falls – Historic Hiking in Niagara!

By | 2016-03-28T17:42:31+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, alone, Brock, bruce trail, brucetrail, Canada, day trip, Decew, Decew Falls, Decew House, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, icefalls, Lake Gibson, Morningstar Mill, Nature, Niagara, Niagara Bruce Trail, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, solo trip, St. Catharines, Trails, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, waterways, wind, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Decew Falls is named after John DeCou, who purchased the land in about 1788, buying 100 acres with an axe and an indian blanket. In 1812 he purchased the land along the top of the escarpment from his newly built stone house to Decew Falls.  During the war of 1812, DeCou served in the Lincoln Militia and his home served as headquarters by the British where Laura Secord brought news to in June of 1813, of a potential [...]

December 2015

Great day on the TCT in Ridgeway!

By | 2015-12-10T07:50:14+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, biking, cycling, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, hike, Hiking, leaves, Nature, Niagarra, Ontario, Outdoors, photography, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, walkling, water|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I woke up to a beautiful day, 15 degrees in mid November!  I had had knee surgery just over 3 weeks ago and I was feeling awesome! Last weekend I had ridden the Trans Canada Trail in Fort Erie and today, I was up for a new adventure! I shuffled over to my computer and clicked on the Trans Canada Trail website to find a section of the trail I could ride my bike on, that I hadn't done [...]

November 2015

Virtual Hike at Woodend – Laura Secord, TCT, Wetland Ridge AND Bruce Trail? WOW!

By | 2015-11-16T06:00:00+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Categories: #hikes, Adventure, conservationarea, Exploring, falls, hike, Hiking, leaves, Nature, Outdoors, Trails, walking, walks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One day after work I decided to go for a hike at Woodend Conservation Area.  Woodend is one of my favourite 'quick & easy' places to hike. It is right beside a major highway and just on the outskirts of St. Catharines in Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, but it still feels like I am in the forest when I am there (minus the sounds of the traffic). The weather wasn't the best, but so far [...]

TCT & MY Knee – #rehabtrail

By | 2015-11-12T07:13:18+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Categories: #hikes, #hiking, #trails, Adventure, alone, biking, Canada, cycling, day trip, Exploring, fallcolours, Fort Erie, Nature, Niagarra, Ontario, River, trans canada trail, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When you love adventuring and being in nature, it feels like your world is ending when it is taken away from you, even for a short time. As some of you may have read, it's been a huge summer of adventuring for me! Spring and Fall too!  I have loved every minute of it and it happened due to many reasons.  One of them was that due to a torn meniscus & ligaments in my [...]

October 2015

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

By | 2015-10-22T07:41:52+00:00 October 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 [...]

Trans Canada Trail – Niagara Falls Ontario

By | 2015-10-05T06:00:00+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: #adventure, #hiking, #outdoors, Adventure, Canada, cycling, Exploring, falls, Fun, Hiking, Nature, Niagara, Ontario, Outdoors, Parks, Parkway, River, Trails, trans canada trail, walking, water, waterfalls, waterways|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a rare thing for me to have free time these days, but last Sunday, I had the whole day to myself. I had honestly assumed I would be hungover as Saturday was Grape & Wine in Niagara, a festival many locals and tourists participate in revolving around drinking wine. I ended up waking up at 715am, and felt great so I got up and decided it was a good day to go adventuring, [...]

September 2015

Trans Canada Trail …On the Grand in Brantford ON

By | 2015-09-07T03:16:23+00:00 September 7th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, biking, Canada, cycling, Grand, Ontario, River, Trails, trans canada trail, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

    On Saturday, September 5th, I had plans to visit friends in Woodstock for the evening.  Another great opportunity to explore a new section of the Trans Canada Trail!  I went on the website and checked the TCT Map.  I discovered a really nice section in Brantford, pretty much en route to my final destination, so I packed up my bike, lots of water, as it was going to be very hot today, and headed [...]

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