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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

Previous Post: Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit – Is It Still Worth Doing? 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 … 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

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 Station to Allanwater Bridge: A Bush … Continue reading

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

Table of Contents: Rice Lake – Location and Background history Hiawatha First Nation David Boyle  on the “Serpent Mound” Site  Key Dates In the Rice Lake/Serpent Mound Story Is It Even A Serpent? Henry Montgomery’s Excavation – 1909 The Serpent … 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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The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan May 2018: Part 2 – The Golden Temple and Vicinity

Previous Post:  The Kathmandu Valley’s Patan April 2018: Part 1 – Durbar Square After a brief coffee break at the north end of Durbar Square, I headed north to visit a couple of worship sites – one Buddhist and the other … Continue reading

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