I had been wanting to hike the whole Superior Coastal Trail for a while! Last year I was able to do a section with a friend, from Agawa to Coldwater Beach and couldn't wait to come back to do the complete trail. I love the ever changing terrain, the views, and the scrambling. It might be slow going at times, but never boring!
After, ahem, outgrowing my previous sleeping bag and being unable to find something on the market that had the sizing and feature set that I needed, I decided it was high time to make my own!
The Aurora Sky Tent This is a project I have been very excited about! Ever since I made my Starry Night tent, I have been dreaming of an X-Mid made in a beautiful print. The 1p X-Mid has been my go-to tent for solo trips for the past two seasons. I love the 4 stake, … Continue reading Aurora Sky Tent: A DIY X-Mid
This is a series I wrote on my (now very out of date) dog-focused blog about hiking with Perrin. I wrote these in 2017 when I was living out west, so some points about specific wildlife don't apply, but I still think there is some value to them here. The other part, all about considerations … Continue reading Backpacking with My Dog II: Perrin’s Gear
This is a series I wrote on my (now very out of date) dog-focused blog about hiking with Perrin. I wrote these in 2017 when I was living out west, so some points about specific wildlife don't apply, but I still think there is some value to them here. The other part, all about Perrin's … Continue reading Backpacking With My Dog I: Considerations and Downsides
This menu was another product of my scrapped GDT planning. I have been refining my food planning over the years, and this is another evolution in that process. I have had issues in the past taking too much food, and food that I ended up not wanting to eat on the trail. With the GDT, … Continue reading Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trip – Food
Where: Killarney Provincial Park When: June 9th - 12th, 2020 Who: Just me Type of Trip: Solo, Multi-Night, Gear Testing, Possibly Type 2 Fun (Spoiler! There was only about an hour of that) By the Numbers: Nights: 3Campsites: 46, 33, 19Kilometres Walked: ~80kmTotal Pack Weight: 23.5 lbs Base Weight: 12.8 lbs Trip Report This was … Continue reading Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trail – Trip Report
Overall, this trip left me feeling really good about my gear list. I'm really getting things dialled in! The list is heavier than I prefer, but I was getting to the point where I just wasn't seeing places I was happy to cut. I figured the best option was to head out and see which … Continue reading Solo La Cloche Silhouette Trip- Gear
I finally solved my pack dilemma! I found the goldilocks of a pack for the GDT use-case that had been stymieing my gear list! Something that carries well at 20lbs, but also at 40lbs if needed, with the right feature set and a reasonably low weight: the newly released Seek Outside Flight in the Spectra/X-Pack … Continue reading Seek Outside Flight: First 50 Miles
Where: Frontenac Provincial Park When: March 15/16, 2020 Who: Perrin and I Type of Trip: Short Overnight, Type 1 Fun, Gear Testing By the Numbers: Nights: 1Campsite: 8Kilometres Walked: ~23km according to my phoneOne Way Hiking Time: 3 hours one wayTrail Conditions: The whole spectrum! Snow, ice, and mud. Number of people seen on the … Continue reading March 15th Frontenac Trip