Summer Time Camping

Last modified on March 24th, 2008

The one promise I made myself last year was that I was going to spend more time this summer doing the things I like. Number one on the list is of course my favourite past time, camping.

For the first time in most of my working life, I now get *three* weeks of vacation a year, as opposed to two (I should also point out many places outside of North America get four to six weeks of vacation a year), so I’m looking forward to spending more time in the wilderness this year. I sent out a few emails to some friends tonight to try and figure out somewhere to camp.

Since I have a few close friends out by Calgary I’m debating taking a week off in July and camping up around Banff. I did the same thing last year, but didn’t really have that much time to kill. While I might end up driving, part of me is thinking I’d just fly to Calgary with a backback full of camping gear, rent a car, and spend most of my time near a lake.

Given that I’m fairly used to city life these days, most people would probably be surprised to know that a few years ago I was pretty heavy into the outdoors. I spent most of my weekends hiking the various local hills, and even took a week off and did the west coast trail (which is why I am comfortable taking only a backpack to camp with).

Any campers amongst you readers?

5 responses to “Summer Time Camping”

  1. Tawcan says:

    *Raising my hand*

    And by camping I meant real camping. None of these car camping business. (Although car camping from time to time is quite fun).

  2. Ami says:

    *Also raises hand!

    I’ve done a couple solo’s with limited gear. Something I’d really like to do again.

  3. Amber says:

    I love camping! We try to get out at least 3 or 4 times every summer.

  4. Beth says:

    I went camping for the first time ever last summer! It was only car camping and it totally made me want to try out real camping this summer.

  5. Rebecca says:

    K, June in Banff… then we’ll go to the nextMedia conference 😛

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