Nearly two weeks ago, I decided that enough was enough: after four months of failed attempts to get a backcountry trip off the ground, I was hitting the trail with or without a trekking partner... However, as someone who genuinely enjoys sharing this kind of experience, I was thrilled when @mypetlobster - in desperate need of an excuse to get out of the city (she'd lost her summer recovering from a broken arm) - decided to join me for a four day hike through Algonquin's stunning highlands. The scenery did not disappoint.
If given the choice, I expect that the preference of most would be the balmy, summer heat. Me? I'd happily take early fall any day of the week. I mean, c'mon: look at this colour palette! Not a bad setting to show your best bud the ropes (though, in retrospect, maybe we should've given that arm a bit more time to heal... ). Thanks for a much needed adventure, brah! #backcountry #backpacking #algonquinpark #ontarioparks #highlandbackpackingtrail #provokinglake #alwaysexplore