“So I understand you wanted to hear about selling?” WTF? I was standing on the side of a mountain in the Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness, sweating. All around me was dense brush. My horse Leon had blown up — he was anxious that the rest of the pack string had disappeared into the heavy forest up ahead. He’d had [...]
Wayne leaned back in his chair, his white mustache and slightly grizzled face expressive. “Camp Rule #2,” he smiled, and I did too because I knew what was coming, “is that nobody touches the red cup.” The Red Cup was Wayne’s coffee cup, badly stained from years of use. Lotta history in that cup. The [...]
What a Month in the Canadian Wilderness Taught Me. Or, You Don’t Know What You Can Do Until You’re Pushed Very, Very Hard.
The sun is beating down hard on the deck railings, the high plains temperatures climbing to close to 100 degrees. A few weeks ago I was doing my best to whip my shock-corded Nemo tent poles together at 4 am, the metal so cold it nearly blistered my hands. It was our highest camp, and [...]