Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mini Camping Trip 2016

We started off our camping season this year with an impromptu one night camping trip two weekends ago. Dan had been suggesting it for a while but we really didn't decide to actually do it until the day before, so our prep work was a little rushed. But we managed and it ended up being a really nice time.


We headed out in the morning on the Friday and stopped by the Petroglyphs Provincial Park for a quick look around. We didn't stay long though because we had Mia with us and dogs weren't allowed in most of the interesting areas. We arrived at our launch point on Eel's Creek and had a picnic lunch by the river before heading out. While Dan and I ate, Mia lounged in the water. Literally.

Can you spot Mia in the water?
Once we finished our sandwiches, we strapped on our backpacks and made the short hike to the river put in.


Can I just say, Mia in her little backpack is the cutest thing ever. It totally makes me smile the whole time I follow along behind her and Dan.

We paddled up the river for quite a while, getting past the more used areas and making our way to the quieter crown land up past the falls. There were a few portages but nothing too long and it was made easier by our awesome gear and our capability of doing a portage in one trip. Having our little pack mule along helps.

Mia was awesome on the trip and didn't whine too much. She mostly just lay in the canoe watching the world go by.


We chose a lovely little spot to camp for the night and got our tent set up. Once we were settled in, we spent some time fishing and reading (I'll let you guess who did what).



It was so peaceful and quiet at our site, with no one around. We spent the evening relaxing, geocaching, eating supper and staying warm by the fire, with a nice little game of Monopoly Deal before turning in for the night. So nice.


In the morning we ate our breakfast and then slowly started packing up our site. We wanted to get heading home earlier in the day before the heat hit us and we also had evening plans. But the main goal for leaving early was to enjoy the calm still water and to get a bunch of geocaching done. We took our sweet time heading back down the river to our car and really enjoyed the time out in nature together. It was the perfect intro to camping for the year and got us excited for our next trip in August.

I would have taken more pictures but Dan's phone died overnight, so that's all you get. But I will leave you with one last bonus picture of Mia wearing sunglasses. What a good sport she was.


Anyone else getting any camping in this summer? And if so, do you do car camping or back country camping?

7 comments:

  1. Mia is adorable in her backpack and sunglasses pics! Looks like it was a very pleasant getaway. :) I'm still hoping we can figure out a camping trip this year, but summer seems to be slipping by.

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    1. The summer really is getting away from us, we planned to go on many camping trips and it turns out we may only go on two! Hopefully you guys can get out for a mini one soon. :)

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  2. I grew up splashing and paddling in Eels creek near Woodview. FOND memories!

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    1. How fun! We launched off of Northey's Bay Road, so must have been near your childhood playground.

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  3. I'm kind of camping all summer in he Trillium... but I'm glad we went tent camping and did a little hike the May long weekend as there is something wonderful about being in nature.

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    1. Ya, you totally win for camping. But I agree that camping in a trailer and camping in a tent in the woods is different. I'm glad you are able to experience both. And imagine how much you will appreciate living in a house again come September!

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  4. Hi Jennie...your camping trip sounds fun!! Mia is adorbs with her lil backpack!!! We used to go camping lots...sadly, we haven't gone in awhile...kind of miss it...:)

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