Monthly Archive: September 2014

Canoeing on Baker Lake

My friend Gary Rose and I had planned in 2000 to participate in an August 10-day canoe trip on the Nation Lakes in northern British Columbia. To prepare ourselves for this outing just before Memorial Day, we planned to paddle his aluminum canoe up Baker Lake to a campsite on its east bank called Maple …

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9/11 Memories

On 9/11 morning I was packing my pack for a backpack trip in the North Cascades. As I searched for food and gear, I turned on the morning news to find reporter Peter Jennings, my favorite evening news host. “That’s odd,” I thought to myself. “Why is he broadcasting now?” The answer came in a …

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An Amazing Canoe Camping Trip on the Nation Lakes

Six of us, three couples, planned a weeklong canoe trip down the length of the British Columbia Nation Lakes in early September of 2000. The men had been climbers long ago together. We took our own canoes and carried the food and gear we thought we’d require. Who would have predicted snow and heavy rain …

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