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Hiking the Stawamus Chief

How Do You Pronounce Portage?

How Do You Pronounce Portage?

I learned to canoe in Canada so my “portage” sounds more French than if I’d learned in the States.  

Maneuvering Out of the Eddy

Whitewater Canoeing with Wild Women Expeditions (Part Two)

It has taken me some time – two and a half months to be exact – to write this post...

Whitewater Canoeing with Wild Women Expeditions (Part One)

Before Wild Women Expeditions’ whitewater canoe clinic in June, I’d spent eight whole days in a canoe.  Granted they were...

childhood adventures

Favorite Childhood Nature Spots

At the back of Shelter Valley Mobile Home Park in Newfield, New York sits single-wide trailer number 541 on the...

Highland Backpacking Trail map available for purchase at Algonquin Park

Highland Backpacking Trail

Here are a few shots from my 3-day backpacking trip in Algonquin Park on the Highland Backpacking Trail. I took...

search and rescue

Search and Rescue

We spent most of a Thursday reviewing map and compass skills as well as discussing in big broad strokes the...

maps compasses and gps

Maps, Compasses, and GPS

I used to hang the map inserts from our National Geographic subscription for decoration on my walls.  I’ve received 2...

Rock Wall, Challenge and High Ropes Courses

I stepped gingerly into two circles of black nylon webbing, cinched them around my quads and double-backed their tails through...

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