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The High Passes of Everest Trek: Namche to Chhukung Days 4 – 7

Previous Post: The High Passes of Everest Trek: Lukla to Namche Days 1 – 3 Days 4 – 7 : distance: 24 km elevation (meters):  Namche 3440 to Tengboche 3860 to Dingboche 4410 to Chhukung 4730 to Chhukung Ri 5550 to … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Day Walk Along The Banks of Toronto’s Lower Don River

One of the perks of living in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood is the easy access to the Don River Trail.  It runs from Pottery Road almost all the way down to Lake Ontario.  It is the Pottery Road-Riverdale Footbridge section that … Continue reading

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Robert Bell’s Lady Dufferin Lake: It’s Not Where The Map Says It Is!

Related Post: Temagami’s Lady Evelyn of the Lake – Who Was She? I’ve paddled up the east branch of the Montreal River to its headwater lake, Smoothwater,  a couple of times. Before you get to it, you go through another … Continue reading

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Temagami’s Lady Evelyn of the Lake – Who Was She?

Related Post: Robert Bell’s Lady Dufferin Lake: It’s Not Where You Think! Lady Evelyn – such a genteel name!  How did it end up as the name of a lake in the Temagami area of northern Ontario?  Who was she … Continue reading

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-10ºC and Snow in Toronto – Great For Tobogganning!

toboggan: a Quebec French word from the Anishinaabe (i.e.Algonkian) word topagan meaning “sled”.  Along with “toque” and “loonie” and “eh” and “two-four”, the word makes most sense to fellow Canadians! We’ve had a cold stretch here in Toronto and it … Continue reading

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Bushwhacking the Ogoki Headwaters: Days 3, 4, and 5

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Headwaters – Days 1 and 2 Day Three: When You’ve Got Two Bad Choices! distance: 2.5 km total, about 510 m of boreal bushwhacking time: 8 h portages/rapids: an all-day extravaganza, read on! weather: hot, very hot … Continue reading

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Bushwhacking The Ogoki Headwaters: Days 1 and 2

Previous Post: The Ogoki From Top To Bottom: Intro and Basic Route The Ogoki River is a major tributary of the Albany River, one of Canada’s most important water highways during the fur trade era. In the early 1940s, the … Continue reading

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Paddling Down The Little Jackfish River To Lake Nipigon

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Reservoir From Waboose Dam To South Summit Control Dam ———————— Table of Contents: The Little Jackfish River: Upper and Lower The Little Jackfish Before the early 1940s Waboose Dam The Little Jackfish River maps with … Continue reading

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Paddling The Ogoki Reservoir From Waboose Dam To South Summit Dam

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Reservoir – From Moose Crossing To Waboose Dam Day 12: From Waboose Dam To South Summit Dam distance: 33 km time: 8.5 h ( a 9 to 5 ish day) portages/rapids: one – around South Summit … Continue reading

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