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Winter camping in Nopiming.

Once upon a time, I thought that camping season started on May long weekend. Over the years however, I’ve come to realize that it never really ends. Year by year, each shoulder season excursion I’ve embarked on has pushed a little further against the edges of the calendar – until I ultimately found that late autumn isn’t actually that distant from early spring, and that there really is no off-season in between.

I’ve noticed that a lot of people think I’m …

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  • MarilynOctober 5, 2018 - 10:19 pm

    Ahh! The comfort provided by the warmth of friends with the warmth and light of a fire, while contemplating  the balance  for which each of us is willing to make sacrifices.ReplyCancel

Nopiming with a paddle.

In classic Canadian fashion, this past weekend I headed out to Nopiming Provincial Park in Manitoba with some close friends for a quick canoe trip. Taking advantage of the unseasonably warm late-October weather this was to be our last hurrah before the snow came, and I couldn’t have asked for better weather or company.

Here are some photos of good people, their beards, a couple canoes, and, of course, the beautiful wilderness of Canada; for which I am all grateful.…

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  • Dave BensonOctober 26, 2017 - 4:24 pm

    Doesn’ t get any betterReplyCancel

Mountain moments.

It is tempting in life to want to see it all; to cover as much ground as possible and leave footprints in a long list of places.  This breadth of experience does have its merits, but it also has its sacrifices: namely, depth within each experience.  Personally, I increasingly value the depth side of experience and choose adventures that are more in the slow travel category these days rather than trying to see the entire map.  There really is a big difference between…

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  • Allison StorsethFebruary 13, 2017 - 7:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed reading (and viewing)ReplyCancel

  • RobynFebruary 14, 2017 - 1:39 pm

    Wow David! You really capture the feeling of the mountains well – like, the best! Really, it’s hard (I’ve tried). Keep it up and I look forward to when you return. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KareniaFebruary 14, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    This may be my favourite photo essay of yours yet.ReplyCancel

The road to California – Part 4: Land of the giants.

(continued from Part 3: Desert)

There is a place where you can wander a forest full of giant trees.  Isolated in a spot of high elevation between two deserts, these trees are left alone to grow, and grow, and grow.  Taller than 26 storey buildings, wider than some roads, and with 2500+ years of life experience under their bark…these trees are humbling.  Every once in a while I stumble upon a place that is so surreal it feels as if I am dreaming, and the giant…

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  • Anny ChenNovember 17, 2014 - 6:45 pm

    Amazing. This is a place I want to visit.ReplyCancel

Rocky Mountain Postcard

Would you believe me if I said that this postcard is a few weeks late because it got lost in the mail?  Okay, I didn’t think so.  In reality, I have been busy wearing my app developer hat since getting home.  Apple released iOS 8 while I was out of town, which meant that there was was a pile of work waiting for me.  Yadda yadda…I won’t bore you with the details, but suffice to say that the code is now complete, changes are in, releases are in the queue, and now it’s

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Postcard from Festival du Voyageur

Today marks the last day of Winnipeg’s annual Festival du Voyageur. This festival celebrates Canada’s fur-trading past and her unique French heritage and culture through entertainment, arts and crafts, music, exhibits, and displays. It is also Western Canada’s largest festival. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out over the past 10 days today is a beautiful sunny day to change that. Personally, I volunteered this year as one of their official photographers…

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  • Kelly GogelaFebruary 24, 2013 - 3:35 pm

    It was my first time this year! Great picture!!ReplyCancel