Algonquin in Three Days: Rock Lake, Penn Lake, Clydegale Lake, Madawaska River

I thought a backcountry Algonquin Trip was not in the cards this year, but guess what? I managed to squeeze one in.  If you would like to read some of my musings about Algonquin and the trip check out my guest post on the Algonquin Outfitters blog. Read on for a trip log of our three day…

Rattlesnake Point for an afternoon hike.

Quiet holiday Mondays have a way of helping to discover hidden treasures. One of those treasures is Rattlesnake Point. The sky was crystal clear and for May it was a beautiful hot morning. It was not a day to stay inside. But what could we do? Luckily I live a short drive from Rattlesnake point…

A foray into snowboarding from the casual skiers perspective.

I am reasonably good at skiing. Once a year I decide skiing might be fun. I can navigate down a hill without gravely injuring myself.  I still fall.  I actually have some rather spectacular falls.  Really.  But I manage to not look completely confused and out of place. When my friend asked me to go…

Algonquin in Three Days: Cache, Madawaska, Head Creek, Head Lake

In July 2013, I decided on a birthday canoe trip. It was a short trip for my first time planning EVERYTHING on my own (our second trip in 6 days can be read about here).  I was hoping to find an “interesting” campsite, which lead us to the waterfall campsite on Head Lake. DAY ONE…

The Royal Fair and being a Media Intern!

Anyone in Ontario has probably heard the radio ads for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair coming to Toronto. It is only 8 days away and I am excited to share that I will be taking a break from my desk job and working as a Media Intern! I am so thankful for this opportunity and…

Skydiving: starting to learn something

The look as I tell people I went skydiving again is something to behold.  But why? Didn’t you just go? Why would you want to do that again? Most people can understand one jump, in a cross-it-off-your-bucket-list way, but doing it again seriously baffles people.  I think, although more extreme, it really is no different…

GoPro and cross country from horseback.

I have been looking for different ways to use my GoPro.  The farm I board at has lots of little cross country jumps scattered around the property, so thought it would be fun to try a GoPro video riding outside.  An added bonus is that riding on grass is good practise for a Hunter Derby…