The history of my relationship with my tent, in five parts:
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Winter Camping: Improvised Shelter Lesson
The sun peeked through the cracks where our tarps didn’t overlap.
Trip Report: Backcountry Hike-In at Bon Echo
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.
Abbreviated Trip Report: ODAN Canoe Trip
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.
Review: MEC Spark UL 1+
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+”
September 25th: David Creek and Bell Lake
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
September 24th: Silver Peak
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016 Weather: 17 degrees Celsius, sunny Distance: ~9 kms of hiking to summit Silver Peak
September 23rd: Balsam and David Lakes
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
September 22nd: Bell and Three Mile Lakes
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016 Weather: 17 degrees Celsius, rainy afternoon / night Distance: ~5 kms along Bell and Three Mile Lakes