36 hours in PEI

After 3 weeks of being on the road, hiking, and camping sometimes you just need to relax. We decided to leave Cape Breton to spend a day in PEI. We camped the first night near Cavendish and then decided, for the final night of the trip to be decadent and splurge on a 50$ motel…

Brief Stop in Fundy National Park

We decided to head to Cape Breton for a few days of hiking a few days after I got back from Vancouver…but Cape Breton is far. We decided to break the trip up by spending 12 hours in Fundy National Park. We camped at the Park Headquarters Campground. Last time I was in Fundy, we…

Mount Rainier, or Paradise

I fell in love with Mount Rainier National Park. I’ve seen some pretty impressive national parks and mountains over the years… but this one is special. My words won’t do it justice; John Muir managed to get closer than I can, though. “Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific…

Camping in Oka Provincial Park, or: Crazy Raccoons

Summer Travel Rule #1: If it’s a long weekend, book early. One of my friends dropped the ball on reserving at our usual (super commercial) camping spot in Quebec’s Monteregie region, ┬áso I ended up in charge of scrambling to find a last-minute campground with room for 5 adults, 1 kid, 3 tents, and 3…