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!
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Day 3: Canoe Interludes
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.
Day 4: Mount Arab and the Wild Center
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.
Day 5: Last Day in Camp
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.
Postscript: Favorite Memories
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”
In the last three and a half weeks, I have whitewater canoed the French River, canoed and camped near an under-control forest fire in Killarney Park, and canoed through the beautiful backcountry wilderness of Temagami. I have a ton of photos to process and writing to share with you; however as I write this IContinue reading “Quick Update”
Shoes and Bags
This afternoon I attended the funeral for a woman who lived a good, long 96 years on this earth. I listened to her granddaughter, a dear friend of mine, fondly remember how her grandmother was to blame for her love of shoes and bags. I mentioned this to my husband hours later over pints ofContinue reading “Shoes and Bags”