Monthly Archives: September 2011

Rediscovering David Thompson: he mapped the transcontinental canoe route down the Columbia River!

The shadowy fog wreathed London in that gloomy winter of 1783. Its chill dank air permeated into the austere schoolroom and gripped at the hearts of the two boys that stood stiffly before the visiting Secretary of the renowned Hudson … Continue reading

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Hurting the earth as little as possible – in memory of Randy Hodges

In the 1998 edition of  The Pacific Crest Trail Hiker’s Handbook, Ray Jardine admonishes us that trail building should, “try to hurt the earth as little as possible”. The overriding objective should be to keep the wilderness experience as natural … Continue reading

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