Winter Travel: Snowshoes

This is the third in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first two posts, start here and then here.

I trudged along, carefully placing one snowshoe in front of the next. My legs felt heavy after bushwhacking for six hours the day before. The next thing I knew I was face down in the snow, weighted by my backpack, instructor behind me trying not to laugh. Guess I failed to see that very visible tree root poking out of the snow.

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Winter Cooking

This is the second in a series on winter camping. If you missed the first post, start here.

On our first winter outing with Algonquin College, our instructors gave us all day to set up survival shelters and create a camp comfortable enough in which to spend time. As we enjoy cooking, my friend and I spent some considerable time creating a sweet snow kitchen. Priorities, right?

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Highland Backpacking Trail

Here are a few shots from my 3-day backpacking trip in Algonquin Park on the Highland Backpacking Trail. I took them via a pretty terrible point-and-shoot as this trip was for a course with Algonquin College. I didn’t feel I could afford to spend the time fussing with my DSLR. We started with 30 degree Celsius weather on Day One and ran swiftly downhill to snow by evening on Day Three. What an eye-opener for my first multi-day, backcountry experience. More thoughts on this to come. For now enjoy the point-and-shoots!

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