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My Biolite SightLight Mini &XL
Best easy to carry lights. Powered by Anker PowerCore 20100. Charges with Anker PowerPort Solar.
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The gang on a winter hike.
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Jack Pine
Grand Lake - Background setting for The Jack Pine by Tom Thomson. Pretty inspiring.
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Goliath napping in the food bag
I guess he was still tired from the night before because when I took the food bag down it must have looked like a good...
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Beach Painting
Sitting on the beach Painting the Mazinaw Rocks A day with my son
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Taking it easy
Enjoying a ride With Heather as our tour guide Learn some history See the pictographs And hear the ancient stories Of the First Peoples Turkey vultures soar High over the granite...
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A visit to Bob Echo
It's nice to be back On a sunny July day To Mazinaw Lake Kayaks and canoes The sound of water falling Down the ancient rocks
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Art in sand?
Can this count? Lol.
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Still Going
Can slow me down but can't stop me.
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Practice Time
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My favorite sunset
Bottle lake
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Veronica pausing for some yoga
Before the last portage into Burnt Island
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Purple flowers
I always seem to find purple flowers everywhere I go. This was on a solo trip where I was a little overwhelmed. It...
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Veronica portaging
The tiniest of our group was also the strongest. She portaged this massive heavy canoe all by herself, crashing it at the end of each...
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Portage sign selfie
The little guy and I hiking to the Crack in Killarney
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Preston
Snagged this guy for a pic with the new 2017 sticker!
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Suitcase
It made me laugh when I took my newbie friend camping and she packed a suitcase!
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Melissa and I
I took my friend car camping in Algonquin. She hasn't been since she was little! Now she's almost ready to portage!
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Tom Thomson Cairn
Me and the little guy at the Tom Thomson Cairn on the anniversary of his death 100 years later.
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My food hung in the tree
On a solo trip; I was super excited with how high I got this one! Pic doesn't do it justice!
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Hugs!
She was super cool!
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Eastern ribbon snake
Note: he is safe in his enclosure in the visitor center :)
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Out there
Fun at Sandbanks provincial park
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Bear Barrel Arm Curls #RewardsAreOutThere
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Staying in shape in the offseason
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Group of Seven
A founding member Of our own Group of Seven He served in the war Remembered through time His artwork still inspires And speaks of the land
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Not one but TWO friendly bearded men
Friendly bearded men Are just so easy to find Here are two of them Living on a lake You're out there all the time Some guys are lucky
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Mikisew Ranger at the beach
This ranger was putting up the signs that Joshua requested to advocate for the ducks safety.
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Duck Advocate.Joshua visited the park office 3 times and asked the staff to please put up signs that asked campers to not feed the ducks.
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The ducks were dependent on humans feeding them chips, bread and other non-duck food. The ducks were also getting fairly aggressive on the beach....
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Tree education at Mikisew
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Amy was a great program facilitator for kids at Mikisew Provincial Park! Here are the kids with their park magnifying screens studying leaves, cones...
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Fall in July?
Reading in the hammock with down blankets in July. It was chilly! Couldn't get on the water today, the waves were too big.
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Arriving in Killarney
After a long drive It's time for a little treat And a bit of sun
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Canoe Route to the West #RewardsAreOutThere
The French River was an important link to early settlers and fur traders
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Paddle hider Kevin Callan #RewardsAreOutThere
Taking time to autograph our favourite book
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Peterborough Marine Heritage
This plaque is on the Otonabee River Trail in Downtown Peterborough and highlights how the Peterborough area is generally regarded as the birthplace of the...
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Temagami – I’m coming for ya!
It's time! It's here! Finally! YAY! Heading into paradise this afternoon with my entire family (except for my Gram who lives in Florida).
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Tried, tested, and truly my favorite gear
I couldn't pick just 1, but I did narrow it down to 3. My ENO hammock, my smartwool socks, and my map. I love, love,...
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Wet but happy
After days of rain There are still smiles on faces For the long ride home First time in canoes For some of these young people Got the hang of it A...
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Sunset over the Wanapitei
Wanapitei flows Silently as it reflects The remains of light
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Chillin’ at Killarney
It's not as easy To get that camp sign selfie My arm's not that long
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Visit to Kearney
A drive to Kearney In two thousand seventeen You know there'd be rain Picked up some desert To use on our next out-trip Tasty creme brule
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Tom Thomson in Person
If they'd been around When Tom Thomson was alive He'd use a Badger
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I found Preston
At Tom Thomson's cairn On the anniversary I looked through the woods And who did I spy? None other than Preston and His companion pooch
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Enjoying my coffee from AO
It was a long night And I needed the caffeine Thanks so much, AO
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Rain doesn’t stop Annie
I love this girl's smile Even in the cold and rain She radiates joy
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A broom is almost as good as a paddle
My canoe partner Just loves to clean the basement And practise her strokes J-stroke, pry, and draw Forward, Canadian, C Her favourite? The sweep.
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learning how to tie knots at Mikisew Provincial Park
Josh and I rented a double Kayak. We needed to explore some islands to find geocaches, and I was able to teach him some...
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paddling tandem
Joshua and I paddling a double kayak together in Mikisew Provincial Park. Both of us in our PFD's!
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sunset on Eagle Lake at the Narrows
after fishing was done, we caught the sunset.
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3 generations and an Eagle
My dad, me and my son, and Mikisew too.
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My best Kevin
I will never be, No matter how hard I try, As cool as Kevin My YouTube channel Has only 8 subscribers His has 13K I don't even have Any merch or swag...
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New fave piece of gear
Thought I'd try this out This new-fangled charger Update my status
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Stuff the truck
Stuff the gear inside Even though I have a bed Cuz it's gonna rain
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Got the paperwork
Got the paperwork Need to put one on the dash And one on the post Be out by two bells And leave your campsite cleaner Than when you found it Buy...
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She hadn’t heard of the contest, but knows about it now
Asked for her picture She gave me a puzzled look I explained it all She smiled, seemed okay And let me click the selfie Still thinks I'm crazy
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Caught napping
After a long day There's no shame in a quick nap While the sun is out
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Green tent selfie
A cheap and green tent Remained dry though the storm came Expensive ones leaked
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Nice day for a (Badger) paddle
I can feel him near In his old dove-gray canoe As I ply the waves
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Overcast Paddle
An overcast day For a paddle on Whitefish Found one blueberry
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Gotta love a clean outhouse
A fresh clean outhouse Is something not to avow Lest others find it
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Camp sign selfie
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I found this old sign Pointing me to the privy In the nick of time
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If you can’t beat it, meditate
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She did try standing But ended up in the drink Time to refocus
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Tiny toads on bridge
Tiny toads on bridge Hopping around the bikers Moved them to safety
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Memorial Cairn
Memorial cairn Placed there by friends who miss you Hundred years ago On top of a hill It has remained as a sign Of your presence here July 8 you...
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A campsite needs an axe
A camp needs music To accompany singing And drown out the bugs
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Canoe Lake
Canoe Lake visit 100 years since you left Legacy remains
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A little waterfall
Favourite
Ephemeral falls Beside the busy highway Do people notice?
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Tim I Tip Canoe Race
Water regatta At the Timothy I trip Two boats tipped over
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My Favourite Park
Always feels like home Never changing, yet changing I hate to leave here
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My Portage Princess
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This kid's a rock star Carries canoes while smiling And never complains
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