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Mont Orford Camping Labor Day 2020

  • updated Nov 27, 2020
A long weekend camping trip to Mont Orford (the area, not the park) with friends. Leaving the city Friday night, hiking on Saturday, relaxing and doing touristy stuff on Sunday, going back home on Monday. #cantons-de-lest #montorford #memphremagog ...

Canoe Outings & Day Trips

  • updated Nov 26, 2020
Some city canoeing (Montreal is an island so there's a lot of water to paddle) and country canoeing. Country canoeing is definitely my favorite.

Random Randonée

  • updated Nov 26, 2020
Randonée is a french word for hiking. This is an on-going journal of day hiking and small hiking trips mostly in the southern Quebec and northern New England (near our home in Montreal) but also some hikes in ...
  • 44 Entries
  • 2 Followers
  • Hiking

Car Camping

  • updated Nov 22, 2020
It's my goal to use our Mazda CX-9 as a "camper" for trips, outings, and adventures where it's either difficult to tent or is simply preferable or desirable to have a "camp" vehicle option. I'm not going to ...

Weekend Camping 2019

  • updated Nov 20, 2020
A journal of our weekend car camping trips summer 2019. My goal is to get out of the city and camp somewhere at least every other weekend.

Skiing 2017

  • updated Nov 10, 2020
Most of our skiing is in the Montreal area. We have a season's pass for mid-week skiing at Bromont, and we aim to ski once a week through the winter as a family. I also love cross-country skiing ...
  • 14 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Skiing

Winter outings 2020

  • updated Nov 10, 2020
@toesalad and I have a goal to get out of the city every weekend and do something in the snow, preferably in the mountains. We have four main activity options: snowshoeing, x-country skiing, front country (or resort) downhill ...

Cycling in the City

  • updated Nov 9, 2020
One of my favorite things about Montreal is all the bike lanes and easy access cycling routes.

Sept Chutes

  • updated Nov 8, 2020
This is a journal about the Parcs régionaux MRC Matawinie Sept-Chutes (Sept Chutes Regional Park in the Matawinie "county") It's a mouthful, so let's just call it Sept Chutes, which means Seven Waterfalls. I didn't actually count the ...

Canoeing the Rideau Canal

  • updated Sep 20, 2020
Built between the years 1826 and 1832, the Rideau Canal is a National Historic Site of Canada and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Humans have been traveling the waterways of the Rideau region for millennia. But the Rideau ...

We buy a canoe

  • updated Jun 16, 2020
We picked up our canoe this weekend in Ottawa. Initially, a couple years ago, when we talked about getting boats we thought we'd get kayaks. It's the boat we're most familiar with. Back when we were dating we ...
A short end of winter getaway for @toesalad and myself. Originally we thought we'd go backcountry skiing but with the warming days and advancing season we anticipate that snowshoeing is more feasible. So we've chosen our hut rental ...
Last September I hiked the first 134 miles of the Long Trail, over 2 weeks, with @toesalad, @karentogo and @hammerhead . https://outsideways.com/journals/section-hike-vermont-long-trail/ This year I'm back for more. More of beautiful September hiking in Vermont (fingers crossed), more ...

Northeast Kingdom

  • updated Jul 26, 2019
A 28 hour trip to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Some camping, some touring, a wee bit of hiking (discovered a nudist beach!), and a political theatre production. A perfect summer weekend.

Ski Season 2019

  • updated May 8, 2019
In 2011 I started my love affair with skiing while we were living on the Gaspe Peninsula. I had done some alpine skiing (downhill) as a child in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, and after a 25 year ...

Backcountry Ski trip Foret Ouareau

  • updated Mar 22, 2019
Desperate for a break from the city, my family and work responsibilities, and needing some solitude and silence for myself I planned this backcountry ski trip, kind of last minute, for the end winter. After being out in ...

Birthday in the Woods

  • updated Mar 8, 2019
To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...
Just a few months ago we discovered Saint Donat (where have you been the whole time we've lived in Montreal?!) and we've been returning to the area almost every weekend for our outdoor activities; hiking, cross-country skiing, and ...
  • 11 Entries
  • 1 Followers
  • Sentier des randonneurs and Inter-Centre
  • Skiing, Snowshoeing

Summer in the City 2018

  • updated Dec 30, 2018
A journal of our outdoor adventures, mostly hiking/walking and cycling, in Montreal this summer.

The Swaggin Trail

  • updated Nov 16, 2018
We are starting to explore the Sentier National in the Laurentians and Lanaudière regions of Quebec, just north Montreal. This section of the trail starts at Route du Lac-Clair and ends at Refuge Swaggin. It's a 16 km ...

Kallin Family Snow Weekend 2018

  • updated Nov 16, 2018
Right at the end of the snow season we managed our third trip to the cabin in Maine (thank you Kallins for letting us crash your cabin rental this winter!) and this time we got to hang out ...

Section Hike Vermont Long Trail

  • updated Sep 23, 2018
In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

Mountain Skiing 2018

  • updated Sep 19, 2018
Mostly ski-hill skiing, but hopefully some backcountry (alpine touring) also.
  • 15 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Skiing

New Hampshire Work-cation

  • updated Aug 26, 2018
The outdoorsy parts of our week-long working vacation in North Woodstock, New Hampshire (in Franconia Notch). Working and doing life from our friend's condo but squeezing in as much hiking, river swimming, and Appalachian Trail magic as possible. ...
  • 11 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Hiking, Swimming

Summer 2018 Camping

  • updated Jul 20, 2018
We're not taking any big road trips this year like previous years. It's a summer in the city for us but we are having regular camping weekends, some as just a couple (@toesalad and me) and some with ...

Maine Cabin Trip 2018

  • updated Mar 11, 2018
My parents @karentogo & @hammerhead, who live in Nova Scotia, join @toesalad & @celine and I at a Maine cabin for an work/ski-cation. Leaving Montreal after our regular work day, we arrived in Stratton Wed. night just as ...

City Skiing 2018

  • updated Feb 4, 2018
Montreal is a city of many parks and a decent amount of snow. @toesalad and I are attempting to take advantage of both with cross-country skiing in the city.
Our friends rented a cabin for the winter in Stratton, Maine. We joined them one beautiful March weekend to backcountry ski and snowshoe near our favorite trail (the AT) and in one of the most beautiful mountain ranges ...
One fine day in October, @toesalad and I used our free National Park pass (Canada gave them away this year to celebrate our 150 Birthday - yay Canada!) to explore La Mauricie National Park, close to Trois Rivieres. ...
  • 6 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Hiking

Road trip 2017

  • updated Aug 15, 2017
A nine week road trip through the western US & Canada. Stage One: Drive from our home in Montreal, QC through Ontario, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. 3 Days. Stage Two: Stay in Colorado for one week. ...

Sailing San Francisco Bay

  • updated Aug 9, 2017
On our west coast road trip summer 2017 we spent 3 weeks staying on our friend's boat in San Francisco Bay. Most of the time we lived on the boat, in its berth at Berkeley Marina, but one ...
  • 15 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Sailing

Camping Fishlake National Forest

  • updated Aug 8, 2017
We didn't see the lake but we appreciated the inexpensive campsite near the border of Utah and Nevada. I love the National Forests. #utah

Engineer Mountain, Colorado

  • updated Jul 13, 2017
A short day hike to Engineer Plateau in the San Juan National Forest, with friends Will and Janet, our hosts in Durango, CO for that leg of our 2017 road trip (https://outsideways.com/journals/road-trip-2017/). Started the hike at Coal Bank ...
  • 15 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Hiking

Tahoe Rim Trail

  • updated Jul 10, 2017
Four day out & back, approximately 48 miles along the Tahoe Rim Trail and other trails. See @toesalad journal for more info: https://outsideways.com/journals/tahoe-rim-trail-tahoe-meadows-to-spooner-summit-a/ #california

Beyond our Boundaries

  • updated May 9, 2017
In 2014 my husband, three kids ages 15, 13 and 11, and myself hiked the Appalachian Trail. Our hike took us 175 days. To share the story of our family thru-hike and to help us fund it, we ...
This past summer @toesalad and I were given a financial gift from my parents for our 20th wedding anniversary. We discussed "things" we might want to buy with that money, but decided instead to use it to seed ...
On our last day in Montana we did an easy hike with friends in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park. It was another stunning day of beautiful views.
  • 14 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Bunsen Peak, WY
  • Hiking

Big Sky Country

  • updated Jul 31, 2016
In the summer of 2016 our family spent three weeks in Montana. Home base for the trip was the Paradise Valley, the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. The Paradise Valley and Absaroka mountain range have amazing outdoor ...

Rafting down the Yellowstone

  • updated Jul 30, 2016
From Mayor's Landing to Pig Farm Access. A day of rafting with @TravelingMel & family.
  • 9 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • Yellowstone River
  • Rafting

West Boulder Trail

  • updated Jul 11, 2016
The West Boulder Trail is located outside of Livingston, MT in the Custer Gallatin National Forest which is part of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness. This was only our second hike in the Absaroka Range and like our first, ...
  • 12 Entries
  • 0 Followers
  • West Boulder Trail, MT
  • Hiking

For our inaugural multi-day canoe camping trip, where we take our canoe on the water and camp along the way, we wanted a fairly easy route that would allow us to get our feet wet, so to speak, ...

For our inaugural multi-day canoe camping trip, where we take our canoe on the water and camp along the way, we wanted a fairly easy route that would allow us to get our feet wet, so to speak, ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

To celebrate @mypictograph having his momentous 18th birthday, we decided to take a couple car loads of teenagers to Refuge Swaggin, a backcountry cabin on the Sentier National in the Quebec woods. This journal is our shared experience ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...

In celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary, @karentogo and @hammerhead invited @reneetougas and @toesalad to join them for a two week section hike of the Vermont Long Trail. The Trek will be happening from September 8 thru September ...