Tag Archives: Canada

Snow Walking is Alive and Well…

..even if the book is still out of print. This past week I have been re-reading Garret and Alexandra Conover’s definitive Snow Walker’s Companion: Winter Camping Skills for the Far North. Reading it again makes me wonder if I was … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things are – Adam Bradley goes 4700 miles!

From time to time I post from other peoples’ blogs related to hiking, biking, and the outdoor experience.  Here’s one with content that stands out above and beyond what you’d expect. On October 5, I posted an entry about my … Continue reading

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FSTPKR: Human power from Reno to the Bering Sea

FSTPKR: BLC to the Bering Sea.—-< Click. Now! You absolutely have to check out what Krudmeister is up to this season. It is practically inconceivable to me that someone has both the interest and the skills to undertake a solo … Continue reading

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An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe : NPR

An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe  by Emma Jacobs via An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe : NPR. Joe was the native guide on a 200 mile canoe trip I took on the Grand River in Labrador several … Continue reading

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Fat Tires, Snow ! and the Yukon

  Superb photos of  riding super fat tire mountain bikes in  the Yukon, where you have these huge dogs that might pull you around.  Just find a quiet moment, sit back, take a breath and drink in the imagery.   … Continue reading

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Lost in the Wild

Lost in the Wild: Danger and Survival in the North Woods by Cary J Griffith My rating: 5 of 5 stars O my God! I was totally absorbed into, and moved to tears by this book. It is a dual … Continue reading

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Snow Walkers’ Rendezvous, 2009 Part 1 of 3

Nov. 13-15  in Fairlee, Vermont on the grounds of the Hulbert Outdoor Center, a decades old historic camp on the shore of Lake Morey.  It sold out, as usual,  with 100 winter campers and a few snow walker wanna bees … Continue reading

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Camping on Two Wheels, final installment

Returning Home Day 5 = Baddeck, NS, CAN to Cobscook Bay State Park, USA We’re heading home. It was back onto the TransCanada, with our first stop at Truro to gas up. The day was humid and overcast with gray … Continue reading

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Camping on Two Wheels, con’t

Day 3 Baddeck campround–>circumnavigate via Cabot Trail—>Baddeck campground 190 miles Today was easy. Ride the Cabot Trail, a 280 mile long highway in Northern Cape Breton, a world class ride of spectacular natural beauty. We left at 8:15, after brewing … Continue reading

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Camping on Two Wheels, con’t.

Motorcycle trip Day 2. Fundy National Park , New Brunswick, CA to Baddeck , Nova Scotia, CA 346 miles Our second day on the road started out just the way I like it: cold, a bit cloudy and with no … Continue reading

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