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Courier de Bro Courier de BroMay 13, 2022 The ribbon of silvered river in this image flows through Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Eventually, if you’re brave enough to bear the bugs and you remember to make a left at Lake Winnipeg, you’ll end up in Hudson’s Bay.Not...

Footsteps FootstepsMay 12, 2022Downstream. Downhill. Downright dreamy.Upstream in the Fraser and Columbia faded as quickly as the current swept me downstream. The long portages now suddenly seemed worth every drop of sweat. Here at last I felt the sweep of history knowing that this exact place...

Hurdles HurdlesMay 9, 2022 It doesn’t look like much, but getting over the Bow Summit was the last big uphill push in the Rockies. This sign says it all. Done and delivered, it was literally all downhill from here.The long days of pulling Karta down the highway...

One Last Time One Last TimeMay 8, 2022Making Lake Louise was yesterday’s stated objective. Headed North for one last time on a highway towing Karta was the prize.Days of 30km, 23, and finally 20 could have me at Saskatchewan River Crossing three days hence. Progressively easier...

Atlantic Vs. Pacific Atlantic Vs. PacificMay 7, 2022 In explaining the route in BC to all those who’ve asked, I’ve learned that place names a 1000km away mean little. Here’s what does raise an eyebrow:Fraser River to the Similkameen;Similkameen River to the Okanagan;Okanagan River to the Shuswap;Shuswap...

A Long Walk Home A Long Walk HomeMay 4, 2022Leaving the campsite adjacent to the TransCanada above Kinbasket Lake Lodge, the highway stretched off into the distance disappearing around a wooded bend framed by the Purcell Range.The next time Kai Nani would be in the water...