The history of my relationship with my tent, in five parts:
The sun peeked through the cracks where our tarps didn’t overlap.
Once I received the news from my doctor that there were no torn ligaments involved with my knee injury, I made plans to head into Bon Echo Provincial Park.
You may find it hard to believe, but before last weekend I’d never paddled in Algonquin Park.
The canoe yoke jostles for position on my shoulders, hitting a vertebra every time it slides up my neck. My shoulders ache with the effort to support my canoe pack and steady the canoe, an unwieldy seventeen-foot, forty-five pound Kevlar seesaw on a sixty-four inch base.
In late spring I knew the summer of 2016 had the potential to be hot. I didn’t want to sweat through six canoe trips in my four-season TGV-2. So I started looking for a lightweight three-season that also wouldn’t take up a ton of space in my backpack once I got around to finally doingContinue reading “Review: MEC Spark UL 1+”
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016 Weather: 18 degrees Celsius, sunny Distance: ~6 kms paddling plus a 200m portage from David Lake into David Creek and a 745m portage between David Creek and Bell Lake
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 Weather: 17 degrees Celsius, sunny Distance: ~9 kms of hiking to summit Silver Peak
Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 Weather: 15 degrees Celsius, partly sunny Distance: ~10 kms of paddling and 695m of portaging through Balsam and David Lakes
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 Weather: 17 degrees Celsius, rainy afternoon / night Distance: ~5 kms along Bell and Three Mile Lakes