snowshoe adventures Mew Lake Campground winter camping

Winter Camping: Improvised Shelter Lesson

The sun peeked through the cracks where our tarps didn’t overlap.

worry

A Personal Reflection on Worry

I worry a lot. About

love letter to my tent

Tales from the Trail: A Love Letter to my Tent

The history of my relationship with my tent, in five parts:

Essens Lake in Bon Echo

Trip Report: Backcountry Hike-In at Bon Echo

Once I received the news from my doctor that there were no torn ligaments involved with my knee injury, I...

ODAN canoe trip

Abbreviated Trip Report: ODAN Canoe Trip

You may find it hard to believe, but before last weekend I’d never paddled in Algonquin Park.

winter sleep system during winter camping

Sleep System

If you’re well-hydrated, well-fed, and you’ve slept well any adventure will seem that much brighter, especially outdoor adventures. Here are some...

on portaging

On Portaging

The canoe yoke jostles for position on my shoulders, hitting a vertebra every time it slides up my neck. My...

Algonquin Portage Pack

Review: Level Six’s Algonquin Portage Pack

Knowing that I’d be guiding most of the summer, I decided it was time to own my own canoe pack....

MEC Spark UL 1+

Review: MEC Spark UL 1+

In late spring I knew the summer of 2016 had the potential to be hot. I didn’t want to sweat...

David Creek and Bell Lake

September 25th: David Creek and Bell Lake

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 Weather: 18 degrees Celsius, sunny Distance: ~6 kms paddling plus a 200m portage from David Lake into David...

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