Unfortunately, due to the rigorous demands of being a competitive swimmer swimming 9 times a week, I have completely missed out on the opportunity to enjoy this years early ice out. It even appears that for this season I will be completely shafted of a spring trip! As depressing as this is, I still have 35-40 nights of backcountry tripping to look forward to between now and November. This list includes:
4 or 5 days of a family summer trip (trip route yet to be decided)
25 days on a Missinabi whitewater canoeing trip
5 day backpacking on the Highland Backpacking Trail
and a tentative fall trip.
So, all though I am short a spring trip for the first time since 2007, I will still have plenty of time to enjoy the backcountry in the summer months. Although, I won’t give up hope on my parents giving in to a 1 or 2 nighter over Victoria Day Weekend!
Hope have all been into the wilderness by now with this beautiful spring!