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10-15-2010 05:33 PM
InfiniteEclipse
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
Once you get over the initial discomfort of being solo in the back country, you will find it has its rewards and you will be getting out there doing, not waiting for friends to get their shit together....

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That's just north of Toronto?

Maybe one of these years I'll check it out since I live in Winnipeg which isn't too far.
Yup, West (Tobermory), East (Killbear) and North (Killarney) of the Georgian Bay offer spectacular camping/backcountry that you should checkout.. Maybe we'll do a adventurer-exchange program where you come here and I'll go to Winnipeg haha
10-15-2010 12:59 PM
neednsnow
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It's not just 18 year olds trust me. I do 99% of all this shit solo because I can't friends away from the TV long enough to go. Once they find out there is physical activity involved, they bail. I have learned a long time ago to not wait around for a group to go do things with. When I want to go, I just do it; if a friend tags along great, if not, that's fine too. What is ironic is that when I go solo, I usually have a better time anyway.

I almost always run into like minded people in the back country and have shared plenty a campsite, dinner and and bottle of Jack with strangers turned into new friends. Most of the time when I take a friend who is a "weekend warrior" they are a pain in the ass. They whine and bitch about everything and I end up catering to their needs.

Agreed, 100%!!!! My friends are fascinated at the fact that I'll pack-up my car for a weekend and just drive up to New England or Fly out west on my own. Like wolf said, the people you meet there are new friends, for sure. Group trips are fun, but a pain in the ass to organize, get committments, and satisfy everyone. Solo trips are just awesome!
10-13-2010 07:01 PM
seant46 Here are mine from Manitoba this summer:











This is the island in the middle of the lake we camped on.


Best fireplace ever



These are my favorite memories from this summer.
10-13-2010 06:55 PM
seant46
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Yea Wolf, the water was like a paint at times so still...and at Tobermory you could be waist deep and see your toes... who knew we'd have this just a few hours north of Toronto

Cool pics cifex
That's just north of Toronto?

Maybe one of these years I'll check it out since I live in Winnipeg which isn't too far.
10-13-2010 06:38 PM
Karaca86
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This picture is Amazing!! Always wanted to climb that mountain friends of mine do it every summer, one of them told me they'd never hike it again lol. One of these days.
10-13-2010 02:49 PM
InfiniteEclipse Yea Wolf, the water was like a paint at times so still...and at Tobermory you could be waist deep and see your toes... who knew we'd have this just a few hours north of Toronto

Cool pics cifex
10-12-2010 07:39 PM
baldylox My girlfriend and I climbed Katahdin the weekend before last. Ascended via the Cathedral Trail, crossed the Knife Edge and Descended Helon Taylor. I do not recommend this route if you have any fear of heights....seriously. I thought people were playing it up or just being wusses.....that is not the case. The word 'trail' is used carelessly in Maine. Truly an amazing adventure that I will never forget and will occasionally wake up in a cold sweat recalling. Katahdin is the only western peak this side of the Mississippi.

A view of Katahdin from the South Basin @ Chimney Pond.


First Cathedral from the base of the rubble field. Starting the ascent.


View from the Second Cathedral


Looking out at the Knife Edge from the Third Cathedral Rock.


Cliffs along the final ascent to summit of Baxter.


Looking along the ridge leading to the Knife Edge from Baxter Peak


This is a GPL image of the knife edge. (I was too bloody terrified to take my camera out. It is at times a three foot wide crumbling granite pathway being cleaved apart by the passage of time. Imagine walking on the back of a Stegasaurus with 3000 foot drops on either side. At other times you have to cling to the side of a cliff with NOTHING below you. Once you finally make it to the end its an easy (by climber standards) almost technical climb straight down about 50yards with no ropes. It is 1.1 miles from the peak to Pamola and takes 2-3 hours to navigate safely.)


Lookout down at the Helon Taylor ridge on the descent.
10-12-2010 04:54 PM
InfiniteEclipse Tobermory nights con't




Killarney












Hilton Falls me hiding behind the falls haha


10-12-2010 04:53 PM
InfiniteEclipse Very cool, wish we had some snow around here in the summer.
This was one of my favourite summers actually...good times

Tobermory












The Cove - i'm the little line on top right, thing was massive


The Grotto - There's a hole near the cliff's edge that you climb down into and come out in to the grotto, Inside the grotto is deep blue water that you dive in to, swim under and come out on the other side of the cave




Tobermory Nights
10-12-2010 12:40 PM
Karaca86
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Been an active summer as usual. I climbed Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams for some summer snowboarding. Been rafting the Deschutes River heavily this year.
Both of your vids are awesome. Whats the temp like on Mt. Hood in the summer? That snow sounded so crunchy but totally worth the hike in summer.

I also did some rafting up in northern Maine. Made friends with all the raft guides up there and did play runs everytime (non-commercial)! Surfed this for about 25minutes before hitting goodbye wave in the backround flipping over the raft!


Also got in tons of hiking, jibbed a lil out on the lawn and picnic table.. Got bigger into longboarding after they paved my road 2 miles of downhill riding.. rode my horse some.. got in some rock climbing.. hit up a few waterfalls.. and wakeboarded out on Lake Winnipesaukee. All in all a good summer



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