Hike #7 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #6 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #5 of the 52 Hike Challenge
In light of a recent snow storm (or rather storms), we decided to take advantage of the abundance of fresh snow and head up north to spend our Family Day long weekend here in Ontario. We first visited Arrowhead Provincial Park, which boasts of hosting a variety of winter activities, including: skating, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Hike #4 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #3 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #2 of the 52 Hike Challenge
Hike #1 of the 52 Hike Challenge
We somehow managed to convince my younger sister and her boyfriend how much fun it is to canoe to your campsite and rough it in the wild. Given that C & E aren't avid campers (or canoers), we planned a route that wasn't particularly ambitious. We were secretly hoping they'd have such a great time that they'd want to go backcountry camping with us again.
Algonquin has become an annual tradition for us. For some reason we are quick to forget the (literal and figurative) blood, sweat and tears from our past trips, and are eager for more. More paddling, more portages, and more pain. The forecast was calling for nice weather over the August long weekend, which was great because we planned quite an ambitious route to Misty Lake.