Canoe exam day

Book Excerpt: Canoe Exam Day

The next morning was our last day on the water. Dreary clouds hung low over us, casting gloom over canoe...

learning to canoe

Book Excerpt: Learning to Canoe

In November of my first term of college, I learned how to flatwater canoe around my 35th birthday.

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...

4th Annual Women on Water group shot

Recap: 4th Annual Women on Water Paddling Festival

If you run in the same social media circles that I do, you’ve likely seen the header to this post...

Summer Dreaming

Wordless Wednesdays: Summer Dreaming

Book Excerpt: The Thrill of Whitewater Canoeing

The portage appeared as we paddled around the pink granite bend, the trailhead shimmering like a mirage in the haze...

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