Monday, January 21, 2013

You and your kayak

You and your kayak . . . or one you borrowed for kayak camping.

It's bigger than your tent. I hope so, or the tent won't fit in one of the hatches.

The places you take it.

The places it takes you.

It's pretty amazing.

The memories last forever.

And . . . after a trip, we forget about all the work it was to get there, to plan and pack, and other stuff like bugs or things that bug you.

A great place to be . . . is a place you can take a kayak.

Happy trip planning! Winter is a great time to plan or take off on a trip.

The BaffinPaddler

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Snowshoe to yoga: Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada

Snowga! When we reached the La Roche lookout overlooking Lac Monroe in Mont Tremblant National Park (Parc National du Mont Tremblant) after an hour and a half trek up the La Roche Trail in snowshoes, I said, "I'm going to do a little yoga up here."

A small group of snowshoers from New York State in the U.S. were up there too having a lunch break. They laughed, "Yoga in snowshoes?" It's a funny joke, right. But I wasn't kidding.

It is possible to strike a few yoga poses without removing the snowshoes. But, when it's -16 to -19 Celsius, the cameraman has to snap quickly before the fingers and the camera lens and battery freezes.

It's awesome! Doing yoga in the snow. It's called Snowga. You can do some yoga poses in snowshoes and on skis, depending on the pose. Choose wisely so you don't slip and pull a muscle. The combination of snow, the great outdoors, and yoga are powerful complements for body, mind, and soul. I love my snowshoes. I love yoga. I love great views. You can have it all. It's my first snowshoe to yoga, but not my last.
Enjoy your winter snowshoes and yoga sessions in awe-inspiring spots with a view.

Happy trails!
The BaffinPaddler