Chic Chocs Backcountry Skiing 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 09:44 PM - Outdoor adventure


Gorgeous trip to the Chic Chocs, Gaspesie park Quebec.

Tobiatic-Kejimikujik 
Monday, August 9, 2010, 11:50 AM - Outdoor adventure


There are incredible wilderness areas for hiking and canoe-camping in NS. Maggy and I did a Keji-Tobiatic-Keji loop this September. Eel weir, down through Mountain Lake, Peskawa L, up the Shelbourne to Sand Beach Lake then back far side through Cobrielle, Puzzle and N. Cranberry back to Eel weir. Little bit of portage trail hunting and bush-wacking but well worth every scrape and bruise. Happy to give details.

New Years in Mersey River area 
Thursday, December 31, 2009, 12:06 PM - Outdoor adventure

Who needs loud music and catatonic lights when you can curl up to a wood stove after a long snow-shoe. It was kind of wonderful to be snowed in to Mersey River Chalets with Jock over New Years.


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How to Weather a Storm in the Backwoods 
Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 12:54 PM - Outdoor adventure


1. Pick the right camping partner
2. Ziplock remaining dry clothes quickly
3. Have plan B, C and D ready. Don't let pride trump safety.
4. Don't shirk on socks
5. A well-hung tarp
6. Hot toddies
7. Celebrate the beauty of wet forests
8. Dry bag your humour


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




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