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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 1 – Paro To Shana to Thongo Samba

Previous Posts:  Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview- mostly images Part 1 From Paro To Shana To Laya Part 2 – From Laya To Chozo To Sephu Day 1 –  Shana To Thongo Samba time: 3.5 hrs. distance: about 7.5 km. start … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview: Part 2 – Laya To Chozo To Sephu

Previous Post: Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview: Part 1 – Paro To Shana To Laya After a rather cool and rainy rest day spent in Laya, it was time to move on. We hoped for some better weather as we set … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview: Part 1 – Paro To Shana To Laya

I spent most of October in Bhutan, a small country just south of Tibet in the eastern Himalayas. What drew me there was the epic Snowman/Lunana Trek, supposedly one of the world’s toughest. Covering over three hundred kilometers in twenty-three … Continue reading

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November 7, 2019: Viggo Checks Out The First Dusting of Snow In Toronto’s Riverdale Neighbourhood

Well, that was early!  We woke up to a light dusting of snow in Riverdale; it is only Nov. 7. I decided to take my camera along on our morning ramble as Viggo and I checked out the first little bit … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 8 & 9 – Across the Delta From East To West

Previous Post: Days 6 & 7 – From Pickerel Bay to Georgian Bay Via Fox Creek Day 8 – From Fox Bay CS920 To CS723 W of Whitefish Bay distance: 15.4 km time: 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/0: weather:  … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Days 6 & 7 – To Pickerel Bay and Down Fox Creek to Georgian Bay

Previous Post: Day 5 – From E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) Day 6 – The Lower French From CS 522 To Pickerel Bay (CS 633) distance: 12 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:40 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/1:  Second … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 5 – CS419 To Below Recollet Falls

Previous Post: Day 4 – The Upper French Five Mile Rapids Section to CS 419 Day 5 – From CS 419 E of Cross I.  to Below Recollet Falls (CS522) distance: 30.5 km time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 4 – Down The Five Mile Rapids Section of the Upper French River

Previous Post:  Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To below Portage Dam Day 4 – Along Eighteen Mile Island From CS304 To CS 419 distance: 21 km time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. portages/rapids: 2/7  weather: sunny all day, light wind from … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 3 – From Canoe Pass To Below The Portage Channel Dam

Previous Post: Day 2 – Lafleche Point to South of Canoe Pass Day 3 – From Canoe Pass to Below Portage Channel Dam distance: 27 km time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 1/0: ~570 m (FoFR says 600m), around the channel cut, … Continue reading

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Canoeing The French River From Top To Bottom: Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass

Previous Post: Day 1 – From Sucker Creek Landing To Lafleche Point Day 2 – From Lafleche Point to Canoe Pass distance: 25 km time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. portages/rapids: 0/0: another nice easy paddle! weather: sunny most of the day, … Continue reading

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