Words of Advice 
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 08:50 AM - Outdoor adventure
One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While itís still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.
-- Edward Abbey

Skiing in Tuonela, Cape Breton 
Thursday, January 10, 2008, 10:43 AM - Outdoor adventure

Snow is a form of
memory. Prints of flight,
feast, forage. Scrums of
struggle. Small followed by
bigger followed by

Marked. Tatooed.
Attempts to
pin the fleeting.

Persistence of parallel
lines rewriting

If you want a unique cross-country and telemark ski experience, try Ski Tuonela. Cozy off-the-grid cabins nestled in gorgenous Goose Cove, Cape Breton. It is a 4km ski into the site. Ani always has piping soup on in the main cabin...Check out their website...ok gorgenous was a typo but I kind of like it...

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