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The Eagle Has Landed Moonbase CharlieMay 3, 2022 It took 3 hours to cover the 5km from Moonbase Charlie to Kinbasket Lake Resort at Beavermouth Creek. Tracking the canoe up the Columbia was every bit as pleasant as previously described. The  Beavermouth was only marginally better as...

Moonbase Beta Moonbase BetaMay 1,2022Most of the night was spent defying gravity. Even in the Post-Modern age we now find ourselves in, gravity is an inescapable reality. I beat an early, hasty retreat fueled by lake water and a desire to be rid of the mud...

And More And More If lazy starts mean late finishes, then leisurely days make for big pushes later. And as yesterday was all I could have hoped for, then today was impossibly more.With the lake all to myself, I was awash in majesty. How could you not...

A Bert In The Bush A Bert In The Bush Rained off the TransCanada Highway late in the afternoon, the nearest reasonable camping spot was the rest area at Three Valley Gap. Reasonable meaning reasonably dry, reasonably close, and reasonably quiet. Well, quiet might be a stretch...

Once More Once More Wheel bearing issues forced a late start out of Siacamous. Talking the cart apart at Enderby for the paddle down the Shuswap and over Marla Lake, I noticed that a bearing in the opposite wheel to the one I jury-rigged in Armstrong had...

Easy Miles Easy Miles My route through all of BC consists of exactly two downstream paddles totalling less than two and a half days.The Similkameen we know about. The section of the Shuswap from Enderby to Marla Lake is the second downstream paddle. Absent are the rapids...

Weak Links Weak Links I’m always afraid that some $2.39 piece of plastic will spell the end of the entire enterprise. It’s impossible to carry spares for everything and next to the same to imagine all the problems that Murphy dreams up.Meet the weak link. I knew...