You may find it hard to believe, but before last weekend I’d never paddled in Algonquin Park.
Date: Monday, February 15, 2016 Weather: Partly cloudy, -6 degrees Celsius midday With temperatures hovering around -15 degrees Celsius, I slept more soundly and warmly overnight Sunday night, just in time to haul out.
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016 Weather: Sun and clouds, -42 Celsius in the morning / -15 degrees Celsius at midday I shifted in my sleeping bag to free my arm from layers of down and polyester. By the light of Indiglo™ my watch told me it was two in the morning. My bladder told me it was timeContinue reading “Day 3: Following Wolf Tracks”
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 Weather: Brilliant sunshine, high of -25 degrees Celsius Today was the day to hike the rail trail. I looked at my watch. 6:30am. Of course. Everyone else seemed to still sleep soundly so I closed my eyes and willed myself to drift off again.
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”
…I’m an American on the Canadian Shield And I’m putting down roots in your frozen fields… Sam Roberts Band’s An American Draft Dodger in Thunder Bay (Chemical City, 2011)