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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Island Lake Lodge…. and an iPhone

The heavy rainstorms and flooding of last week put an end to mountain biking getaway Christine and I had been planning for months.  It was to be our first holiday together, without kids, in six years – and we’d flown Grandma out from Toronto to man the fort.  Knowing we wanted to still getaway – […]

Vancouver to Victoria 150km SUP Expedition

Earlier this week, Dave Quinn, Kalum Ko and I paddled into Victoria Harbour – salty, sweaty, happy, and inspired after 5 days in the wild. We’d paddled from Vancouver — Dave and KK in a double kayak, me on a Standup Paddle Board — to help raise awareness for CPAWS Big Wild Challenge initiative, and […]

Men Who Walk With Goats – New York Times

Four goats, four unlikely men, and a 100-mile trek in Utah’s little-known High Uintas Wilderness. Last fall, after returning from a father-and-son goat-packing escapade on Utah’s Highline Trail, I sharpened my pencil, summoned my courage, and pitched the New York Times — without knowing a soul at the paper.  This is what emerged.  To say […]

100 km SUP Challenge

Six months ago, the phone rang, and Duff Gibson — Olympic Gold Medalist, Torino — was on the other end, asking questions about paddling Stand Up Paddle boards on the coast of Canada.  I told him I’d happily share all I knew about weather and wind patters, about currents and camping spots… if I coiled […]

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