Paddling in Keji 


Chic Chocs Backcountry Skiing 


Gorgeous trip to the Chic Chocs, Gaspesie park Quebec.

Tobiatic-Kejimikujik 


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 

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 


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



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