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

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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Day 1: Arrival at Mew Lake

Date: Friday, February 12, 2016

Weather: Overcast, -8 degrees Celsius on arrival at Mew Lake

It worked out that Russ took Friday off and could get me to a spot to carpool to Algonquin, leaving him the car to get to my in-laws for dinner on Sunday. We met Stephane at the King City ONRoute at 10am, transferred my gear from the GTI to his Echo and away we went.

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