Trip Report: Rideau Trail 2021 Day 4-6

This is part 2 of my Rideau Trail Thru Hike attempt! If you haven’t read days 1 to 3, you can find it here! I didn’t take as many pictures on these days, but you can see more of what the trail looked like in my vlogs! 🙂 Day 4: 10.5km 04G-05B We slept inContinue reading “Trip Report: Rideau Trail 2021 Day 4-6”

Trip Report: Rideau Trail 2021 Days 1-3

On August 7th, a friend (Aidan) and I set out to attempt to thru hike the Rideau Trail in Ontario, Canada. The trail is 327km in length and spans from Kingston to Ottawa. It is maintained by the wonderful and generous Rideau Trail Association volunteers that keep the trail running. Unfortunately, our thru hike attemptContinue reading “Trip Report: Rideau Trail 2021 Days 1-3”

Trip Plan: Rideau Trail 2021

In just over a week I will be heading out to thru hike the 327km Rideau Trail from Kingston to Ottawa. I will be heading out with one of my best friends, Aidan, and we anticipate it taking us 12 to 14 days. Don’t forget to check out the Rideau Trail Association’s website where theyContinue reading “Trip Plan: Rideau Trail 2021”

Frontenac Park: Lynch Lake Trip Report

This past weekend I embarked on a single night trip through Frontenac Park with two of my friends (pictured left). We headed out Friday around noon and set off to Frontenac Park. From there we hiked into the park to Lynch Lake. We all got super lucky with the weather, it was cloudy and warmContinue reading “Frontenac Park: Lynch Lake Trip Report”

Hiking the Highland Trail

My First Backpacking Trip I just got back from hiking the Highland Trail on my first ever backpacking trip. The trail was rugged and pushed me (and my hiking partners) to our limits. The 35km trail turned to 38km with our poor navigation skills, but we made it through, had some great laughs, and sawContinue reading “Hiking the Highland Trail”

Pack List: Highland Trail 2021

Next week I will be embarking on my FIRST ever backpacking trip. Okay, that’s not entirely true, I did lead a camp group through 7 days in Frontenac Provincial Park, but this is my first real adult backpacking trip. I booked this trip a couple months ago with the original dates being June 7th toContinue reading “Pack List: Highland Trail 2021”

Budget Backpacking

Have you ever scrolled through MEC or REI or any other outdoorsy store and thought “how will I ever afford to backpack if a lightweight sleeping bag costs 800$?”. Yeah, me too. I am heading out on my first backpacking trip into Algonquin National Park next week and as I was going through all theContinue reading “Budget Backpacking”

Rouge Conservation Area Hiking

I am a liar… In my last blog post, I said I would be trying a new trail every weekend in May without a car! While I did try a new trail this past weekend, I am a big fat liar who dragged their friends along so they ended up driving. In my defense whenContinue reading “Rouge Conservation Area Hiking”

$35 Ultralight Sleeping Pad?????

Lets get one thing straight…. ya girl is broke!! So I have been looking a budget gear options for the past little while and the main factors I have been looking at are weight, reviews, and warmth. I found the Hikenture Ultralight Sleeping Pad on Amazon for $45.99CAD with an $8 coupon making it $37.99.Continue reading “$35 Ultralight Sleeping Pad?????”

I finally did it…

I finally started that blog I have been wanting to start for years. So… here I am. My name is Katherine (Kat), my pronouns are She/They and I love the outdoors. For years I have been saying that I am going to start a hiking YouTube, or a hiking blog, or a hiking Instagram andContinue reading “I finally did it…”