What started off as a conversation over dinner after a trade show, led to me clearing trails in northwestern Ontario six weeks later.
In the haste to get trails cleared in time for one outfitter’s season opening trip, we pushed the limits of ice out in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
Jenny and I said good-bye to our clients, consolidated gear, repacked her tripping canoe and headed out to paddle Carlyle Lake for a short scouting mission.
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The canoe yoke jostles for position on my shoulders, hitting a vertebra every time it slides up my neck. My shoulders ache with the effort to support my canoe pack and steady the canoe, an unwieldy seventeen-foot, forty-five pound Kevlar seesaw on a sixty-four inch base.
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016 Weather: 23 degrees Celsius, partly cloudy Distance: ~8 kms back to the lodge
My third canoe trip with Wild Women Expeditions for the 2016 season.
My second canoe trip of the season for Wild Women Expeditions.
Wild Women Expeditions‘ first Women & Girls canoe trip of the season kicked off my second year of guiding canoe trips for the outdoor adventure travel company for women. The weather forecast looked to be hot and sunny, consistent with the rest of the summer. We had mothers and grandmothers bringing their daughters and granddaughtersContinue reading “Abbreviated Trip Report: Bell & Balsam Lakes in Killarney”
“What do you want to do this weekend? It’s supposed to be beautiful,” Russ said on a Wednesday. I took a couple of days to think about it. “I want to go canoeing.” I replied on the Friday, stuck in traffic on our way to family dinner.