Posted by: kimmeroo | February 20, 2012

Batchawana Mountain Camping

Early in February we were itching to get out, even for just an overnighter, so packed up and heading north of town to Batchawana Mountain. We headed up early-ish on Saturday so we’d have enough time to get into camp and set up, and still have a decent ski. We dragged our stuff (well, Conor dragged…I had a fairly small backpack…) to the end of Wishart Lake and set up our home for the night.

Once everything was set up and we’d had lunch, we headed out for a ski to the main peak.

The next morning we skied up to the tower peak. The trail up was a bit messy – a snowmobile had been up, which was fine, but a moose had also walked over lots of it, leaving big holes just waiting to grab a ski tip. The way down was a bit trickier, as the snowmobile track was too narrow to actually snowplow on, so once you got some speed there was no stopping!

Back in camp we were not very keen on packing up and heading out. It would have been so nice to spend another night out. But alas, I was expected at work the next morning, and although we had enough food we certainly wouldn’t have been eating like kings, so we packed up and headed home.

Heading out with the peak in the background



  1. Epic.

    Couldn’t you have called in Ski? (not sick).

    Was Jack with you?

    • They probably wouldn’t have been too surprised if I didn’t show up…but thought I’d save that card for another day. And yes, Jack was with us. Just one of the few times he doesn’t star in all the photos!

  2. The site you reference is a sacred First Nations site.

    • Hi Sherry,

      Thank you for the comment. I appreciate knowing the significance of the site – we have been there a few times and it is a powerful place, but we were never certain of its history.

      I have removed the picture and reference – now that you have confirmed that it is a sacred site I don’t feel that it’s my place to present it on the internet.


      • Hi Kim;

        That is really kind of you. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!

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