The history of my relationship with my tent, in five parts:
I have spent a decent amount of time writing about winter camping in Ontario over the last two or three years.
The sun peeked through the cracks where our tarps didn’t overlap.
Date: Friday, February 12, 2016 Weather: Overcast, -8 degrees Celsius on arrival at Mew Lake It worked out that Russ took Friday off and could get me to a spot to carpool to Algonquin, leaving him the car to get to my in-laws for dinner on Sunday. We met Stephane at the King City ONRoute at 10am,Continue reading “Day 1: Arrival at Mew Lake”
Early in December I received an e-mail from a friend looking to organize a women’s winter camping trip in January for Mew Lake or Frontenac Provincial Park. Lyn had the four-person Snowtrekker tent, the stove, and the sleds to hike in. We only needed to bring food and our own personal gear to round out theContinue reading “Trip Report: Winter Camping at Mew Lake – 2016 Edition”
Grab your friends and head on out to Arrowhead Provincial Park for a day of winter fun!
Date: Monday, January 19, 2015 Weather: Sunny, temperatures in the minus teens I slept even more soundly and warmly overnight Sunday night than Saturday. Vivid dreams stuck with me as I awoke early and started to organize the inside of my tent for packing up. I stuffed my clothes back in their sacks, pulled apartContinue reading “Day 4: Packing It In”
Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015 Weather: Mixed precipitation (snow, sleet, rain) on and off throughout the day; around the freezing mark (SO warm!) I slept like a rock Saturday night. My feet were warm and toasty in my down booties. I barely moved an inch overnight. I dreamed. It’s amazing what a full night’s restContinue reading “Day 3: Sunday Funday with Winter Activities”
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015 Weather: Overcast, high of -11 degrees Celsius (hit the high around 4pm-ish) “Kate, are you okay?” I wrested my hand from my sleeping bag to look at my watch. 5:30am. Only an hour after the last time I looked at my watch which was maybe an hour after the last time…Continue reading “Day 2: Unconventional Means for Staying Warm”
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015 Weather: Sunny, -15 degrees Celsius at Mew Lake on arrival I packed up my car Thursday night to try to reduce the amount of separation anxiety I cause in my Wheaten Terrier. I didn’t want three trips down to the car on Friday morning. As it was, he came down to theContinue reading “Day 1: Arrival at Mew Lake”