Headed North…Round 3

Well if there is another thing I’ve learned…do not go through an unlocked gate when there remains a posted sign that says “closed”. Good thing: I had a 28-site provincial park campground all to myself on the Kiskatinaw River. Bad thing: I was locked inside the park the next morningL Headed North…Round 3!


Yukon River breakup at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers, Dawson City, Yukon New early breakup record! The ice broke on April 23, 2016 at 11:15am. It is the earliest recorded breakup since 1896…and with that said, it’s time to go north…

Gear List

For those of you who have expressed an interest in what goes into a trip such as this, I have posted my gear list. Let’s see…have I missed anything…likely

The Baja

We are in La Ventana, Mexico in our 5th wheel trailer, parked on the beach with a view of Isla Cerralvo and the Sea of Cortez. I have been here for a month now. It has become an annual pilgrimage, for I have discovered an irresistible beauty in this vast, barren desert that is the … More The Baja

Backcountry Toys

I derive great pleasure from all things that support outdoor fun. Many argue that outdoor technology has diminished the spirit of adventure, makes it too easy – that people take risks they would not have previously considered. However, I believe everyone develops different levels of skill and confidence when it comes to the outdoors, and will inherently either … More Backcountry Toys

First Holiday

My sister and I flew home to Illinois for our first holiday without Dad. It was certainly a tough one. Tears were shed. It is hard going home where there are so many memories. It is the place where we grew up. I kept busy helping mom with a lot of the outside chores, which … More First Holiday