Camping in late September is always a bit of a gamble. The weather can be warm and sunny or cold and dreary. The changing of the seasons in Algonquin is nothing short of spectacular. The vivid colours and cooler temperatures drastically change the look and mood of the park from those warm summer days. Even though we huddled around the fire at night to keep warm and slept with many layers, the low temperature of -2 did not dampen our spirits. I always find, especially with the colder temperatures, that camping helps me to appreciate the simple things in life: food, shelter, clothing and and relationships with loved ones. I love how it reduces life to the bare essentials! Thanks to our camping buddies, you guys are awesome.