The idea for this trip with two dear, hometown friends (Kellie and Liz) and their daughters (Anna, Maura, and Sadie) came about the same week as May’s Georgian Bay kayak-camping outing. I had posted in Facebook asking if anyone had little girls that they would lend me for Wild Women Expeditions’ Women & Girls canoeContinue reading “Trip Report: Adventures in the Adirondacks”
Day 1: Saturday, August 22, 2015 The bulk of our pre-trip preparations were done over the late spring and early summer via e-mail and spreadsheets (it’s me – of course there was a spreadsheet!). I drove down to Ithaca on Friday night to start the weekend of our adventures.
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015 Weather: Sunny and calm. High of 79 degrees Farenheit. Distance: ~3 miles strolling around camp Hooray, travel day finally arrived! After months of talking about it, we were really headed out on a camping trip!
Date: Monday, August 24, 2015 Weather: Mix of sun and clouds, afternoon wind. High of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Distance: ~4 miles We scouted the spot to rent canoes on Sunday night and with Monday afternoon’s forecast looking a little iffy, decided to make an early-ish start.
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Weather: Mix of sun and clouds. High of 76 degrees Fahrenheit. Distance: ~4.5 miles Huzzah! The girls slept soundly overnight and the adults didn’t fare too badly either. Perfect start to our ‘wild’ land-based adventures planned for the day.
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Weather: Cloudy. High of 70 degrees Fahrenheit Distance: N/A Surviving one’s first proper camping trip requires pancakes for breakfast and that’s just what we whipped up before getting on the road back to Ithaca.
One of the aspects I enjoy of formal trips I’ve guided is the feedback either directly at the end of the adventure or the survey responses that come back. It gives me a chance to hear what worked well and what didn’t and gives me perspective – sometimes wildly varying – on what people tookContinue reading “Postscript: Favorite Memories”