Posts by Kate

first day of spring

Happy First Day of Spring!

Snowtrekker set up outside of Mew Lake

Day 2: Hauling in on the Rail Trail

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 Weather: Brilliant sunshine, high of -25 degrees Celsius Today was the day to hike the rail trail....

On Hobbies, Jobs, Careers, and Vocations

I sent this newsletter out late in January that referenced a blog post from Elizabeth Gilbert. That post continues to sit...

Book Review: Nature Cure

Or: Three Things You Need to Know about Richard Mabey’s Nature Cure   I had grand plans of writing a...

8 Women Who Inspire Me

I celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 by acknowledging and thanking those who have blazed trails ahead of me.  (Also proud...

MEC's TGV 2 Tent in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Review: MEC’s TGV 2 Tent

I bought Mountain Equipment Co-op’s TGV 2 tent two years ago over the Labor Day 2012 weekend, just before the...

Snowtrekker set up outside of Mew Lake

Day 1: Arrival at Mew Lake

Date: Friday, February 12, 2016 Weather: Overcast, -8 degrees Celsius on arrival at Mew Lake It worked out that Russ took Friday...

Outdoor Adventure Show Thank You

Dear Friends,   It is February 28th and I am sitting  on the back porch of Studio Be, writing this...

Snowtrekker set up outside of Mew Lake

Trip Report: Winter Camping at Mew Lake – 2016 Edition

Early in December I received an e-mail from a friend looking to organize a women’s winter camping trip in January...

gregory deva backpack on a canoe trip

Review: Gregory’s Deva 85 Backpack

I wish I had known what I know now about backpacks and trying on backpacks after working a summer at MEC...

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