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Hiking in Guatemala from Village to Village

On a beach holiday, the closest you might come to a local resident is when they serve you a drink at the bar. Maybe, you learn their first name and discover they have a couple of children. Hiking in Central America, especially hiking from village to village, however, provides you with a fascinating glimpse into a culture that is entirely different than our own in Canada. For a short time, it allows you to observe…

Hiking the Long Range Traverse in Gros Morne National Park

I left you some time ago now at a buggy campsite beside a beautiful lake on the Long Range Traverse. Fortunately that day was as bad as the bugs ever got. The third day of our hiking trip offered a stunning landscape from start to finish. It also produced some navigational challenges though fortunately we never got lost. Two other groups we met in the evening both got off course for a bit. The seven…

Sunday Photos: Pangnirtung, Nunavut

Today's photos come from a trip in July of 2013. John and I spend two weeks backpacking across the Arctic Circle in Auyuittiq National Park. We started the trip in Pangnirtung, a remote community on Baffin Island in Nunavut, accessible via air from Iqaluit. Pangnirtung was far more beautiful than expected but I cannot imagine surviving the climate. On the day we arrived - June 30th - it was just above freezing - and with…

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