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Cross Canada Solo Canoe Expedition

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Pukaskaw River to Michipicoten River

When I left off yesterday, I was camped out on a beautiful sandy beach in a cove of aquarmarine ...

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Kittimat to Prince George British Columbia

After years of consideration and months upon months of actual planning, the expedition finally ...

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Tahtsa Lake to Prince George

Ah, the dreaded portage from Kemano to Tahtsa Lake! I figure there will be roughly 125 portages...

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The Portage From Hell

Ah, the dreaded portage from Kemano to Tahtsa Lake! I figure there will be roughly 125 portages d...

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Fraser River & the Giscome Portage to Summit Lake

The mighty Fraser River. Upriver paddling for 60 kilometers followed by the famous Giscome Port...

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Clearwater River and the Methy Portage

I left off on my last update at the confluence of the Athabasca and Clearwater rivers in northe...

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Hudson’s Hope to Peace River

When the expedition ALMOST Ended”: After arriving in Hudson’s Hope on Thursday night, I wound u...

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Summit Lake to Hudson’s Hope BC

Well, this update will have to be short as I left my computer disks down in the canoe and am no...

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Peace River Alberta to Fort Chipewyan

Once the time came to leave the town of Peace River, after a fun-filled and enjoyable time than...

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Down the Ottawa River to Montreal

It was late in the afternoon of Friday Oct. 1st as I entered the Ottawa River, leaving the Matt...

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Lake Nippissing and the Mattawa River

Yesterday’s paddle ended in darkness as I finished off my upriver jaunt on the French River and...

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Paddling The French River

I entered the Voyageur Channel, one of several mouths of the French River, off of Georgian Bay,...

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St. Mary’s River and Lake Huron

When I left off with the last report, for the eastern portion of Lake Superior, I was camped on...

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Michipicoten to Sault Ste Marie Ontario

After a relaxing week of kicking back and hanging out at Rock Island Lodge and Naturally Superi...

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Michipicoten River & Naturally Superior Adventures

When I arrived here at Naturally Superior Adventures, the sea kayaking/canoeing outfitters in M...

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Pukaskaw National Park

Well, when I left off with my last report, I was camped out just past the town of Marathon Onta...

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Lake Superior

As I left Winnipeg with my Dad, after an enjoyable and much needed break with my sister Deb and...

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The Churchill River System

With the Methy Portage now behind me, I was pretty happy to get back on the water. From last ni...

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Fort Chipewyan and Up The Athabasca River

This segment of the expedition covers from the time of my arrival in Fort Chipewyan on the shor...

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June 4, 2004

Sorry to be out of touch for so long, the trip has been brutally hard at times and I have found...

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