August 5, 2016

This blog is dedicated to Aida. This was her last of many canoe trips.  Thanks for being such a great river buddy.

August 5, 2016

Thanks to my Dad for joining me on this trip, a kindred spirit to share a wonderful experience with. A big thanks to Logan for helping pack, dropping us off and picking us up with cold water, Gatorade, ice cream sandwiches and stogies – we both wished you could have jo...

August 4, 2016

It has been a long, slow float.  Our morning began early as planned with a satisfying confirmation of an owl call we had heard the night before.  A Short-eared Owl sat perched in a cottonwood above the kitchen this morning calling as he had.  We had identified him corr...

August 3, 2016

Yesterday we were hot and sunburned, bathing in the river for some relief.  But today we spent most of the day napping in the tent, it having rained the night before and not ceasing come morning. We only left shelter during short periods that lacked precip for a quick...

August 2, 2016

Yesterday I discovered we were further behind on the river than I thought.  I must have been distracted, absorbed by the river valley.  After floating under the bridge crossing today we were able to put ourselves back on the map.  Nonetheless, yesterday was successful....

August 1, 2016

Neither of us slept very well. But it doesn’t matter. We can stop at any time and take a nap if we need. Deke spent the night on my toes through the wall of the tent in the vestibule.  I could feel him vibrating when he let out his warning growl to suspicious noises....

July 31, 2016

We were in no rush.  But after sorting and packing for half a week, we had to get all the gear on the river.  With two canoes, two dogs, and our gear loaded, my Dad (Bruce), Logan and I headed down to Pavan park in Lethbridge, AB.  Our plan was to make it to “The Forks...

July 30, 2016

Three years ago, we canoed the Oldman River. Since then, the river has experienced exceptional changes in flows. So we canoed the same stretch, anticipating a brand new river valley.

 It was everything we thought and then some.

There were new accumulations of drift wood...

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