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Skuggi Checks Out Riverdale’s Fading Fall Colours

It was an overcast morning in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood, and the ground was still wet from the drizzle of Halloween night. Skuggi, our nine-month-old Icelandic Sheepdog,  and I set off for our big walk of the day, a four to … Continue reading

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The High Passes of Everest Trek: Lukla to Namche – Days 1 – 3

Table of Contents: Previous Post: The High Passes of Everest: Planning The World’s #1 Trek The Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla Day 1 – From Lukla to Phakding Day 2 – Phakding to Namche Namche – the Khumbu capital Day … Continue reading

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The High Passes of Everest: Planning The World’s #1 Trek

Last revised on October 23, 2022. Table of Contents: The World’s Great Long-Distance Treks – A List of the Top 5 One Trek To Rule Them All: The High Passes of Everest Trek A Google Earth View of The High … Continue reading

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Climbing Ishinca and Tocllaraju in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Our Five-Day Climbing Itinerary: Day 1 – vehicle from Huaraz (3052m)  to Collon and walk up to our tent Base Camp (4350m) near the Refugio Ishinca Day 2 – climb Ishinca (5530)/rest in the afternoon Day 3- late start/ climb … 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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Down The Ogoki – From Above Ogoki Falls To Whiteclay Lake’s NE Arm

Previous Post: A Two-Day Paddle Across the Ogoki’s Whitewater Lake This post – Day 8 summary: We left our okay exposed beach campsite not too far below the first set of rapids out of Whitewater Lake. After a bit more … Continue reading

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Down Wabakimi’s Allanwater River To Whitewater Lake and “The Center of the Universe” – Introduction, Logistics, Maps

Last revision: July 29, 2022 Table of Contents What Hooked Us On A Wabakimi Canoe Trip Down The Allanwater Where Is Wabakimi Provincial Park?  The Route In Brief Armstrong Station – The Access Point Getting To Armstrong Station Backcountry Permits From Armstrong … Continue reading

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The Rice Lake “Serpent Mound” – Chronology, Sources, And Cases Of Mistaken Identity

Last revision: November 19, 2022. Table of Contents: Rice Lake – Location and Background history Hiawatha First Nation David Boyle  on the “Serpent Mound” Site  Is It Even A Serpent? Henry Montgomery’s Excavation – 1909 The Serpent Mound in Adams … Continue reading

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εφήμερος – A Late-April Snowfall in Toronto’s Riverdale!

The Greek word εφήμερος (ephēmeros) translates as “lasting a day”.  It came to mind as I stood by the patio door and watched as our Icelandic sheepdog Viggo returned from his morning yard duty. Overnight a couple of centimeters (i.e. … Continue reading

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Temagami’s Lady Evelyn River From Top To Bottom: Day 7 – From Macpherson Lake Island Camp To Bridal Veil Falls

Previous Post: Day 6 – From Just Below The Forks To Macpherson Lake ——————————— Table of Contents Day 7 Map Overview  From Macpherson Lake To Stonehenge Lake From Stonehenge Lake To Katherine Lake From Katherine Lake down the South Channel … Continue reading

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