January 2017 results lesson learned

Book Excerpt: Lesson Learned

We loaded canoes and as we shoved off shore, a steady rain fell.

love letter to my tent

Tales from the Trail: A Love Letter to my Tent

The history of my relationship with my tent, in five parts:

backcountry paddling during the golden hour

Wordless Wednesdays: Golden Hour

trail clearing in WCPP

Trail Clearing in Woodland Caribou PP

What started off as a conversation over dinner after a trade show, led to me clearing trails in northwestern Ontario...

ice out

Ice Ice Baby (Canoeing)

In the haste to get trails cleared in time for one outfitter’s season opening trip, we pushed the limits of...

Carlyle Campsite

Scouting a New Route

Jenny and I said good-bye to our clients, consolidated gear, repacked her tripping canoe and headed out to paddle Carlyle...

Staying present in this setting should be easy

Book Excerpt: Staying Present

As I drive down Highway 69 to the 400 past Britt, past Pointe au Baril, past Shawanaga First Nation, and...

snapping turtle

Wordless Wednesdays: Friendly Neighborhood Snapping Turtle

ODAN canoe trip

Abbreviated Trip Report: ODAN Canoe Trip

You may find it hard to believe, but before last weekend I’d never paddled in Algonquin Park.

Summer Dreaming

Wordless Wednesdays: Summer Dreaming

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