Day 3: Following Wolf Tracks

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Weather: Sun and clouds, -42 Celsius in the morning / -15 degrees Celsius at midday

I shifted in my sleeping bag to free my arm from layers of down and polyester. By the light of Indiglo™ my watch told me it was two in the morning. My bladder told me it was time to go. I sighed. That last cup of Egyptian licorice tea before bed had done me in. My three companions snored and shifted while I wriggled out of my bag shivering and chattering in the night air. + Read More

Happy First Day of Spring!

20140421 - underwater snail

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Day 2: Hauling in on the Rail Trail

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weather: Brilliant sunshine, high of -25 degrees Celsius

Today was the day to hike the rail trail. I looked at my watch. 6:30am. Of course. Everyone else seemed to still sleep soundly so I closed my eyes and willed myself to drift off again.

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