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Postcards from Kananaskis.

Every year, as the calendar flips from August to September, the flow of tourism that descends upon Canada’s natural wonders retreats back to urban comfort. As the wild returns to the wilderness, so do I for my annual shoulder season adventure. This has become an annual pilgramage for me over the years. With all the wildfires that have been tearing through western Canada this year, my plans were more fluid than usual…and by fluid, I mean that backcountry plan after…

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  • DeniseOctober 29, 2017 - 4:54 pm

    Beautiful! I would love to experience the wild the way you do one day David.ReplyCancel

Canada’s wild places and us.

Every time I find myself returning home to Canada, I am awed by the vast open spaces we have here. Every. Single. Time. The contrast with the high human density common in most other places around the world is stark, and this uniquely shapes both the land and all of us creatures who call Canada home.

Even today, in our modern world, the word Canada conjures up strong images in our minds of expansive landscapes. In this there is a shared national identity amongst diverse multiculturalism;…

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  • DanielJune 30, 2017 - 12:59 pm

    Well said David. I admit I was originally really excited about the free park passes this year, but after the initial excitement wore off I feel the same as you.ReplyCancel

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

Life behind bars – Part 1: Solo in the Canadian Rockies.

This dream began in January of 2015: that is, to travel western Canada by bicycle.  I didn’t know where it came from; I had always been into cycling, but never like this.  The ultimate destination was one that has been on my radar for a while: the remote island of the Haida Gwaii (previously known as the Queen Charlotte Islands).  Travelling this way however is so much more than a destination – it is a serious journey, and filling in the route there and back …

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  • Wayne SmithJune 16, 2016 - 10:24 pm

    Loved the picture of Amigo.
    Nice writeup and great pics.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay Marie MulhollandJune 17, 2016 - 11:20 am

    You are so inspiring! Following your journey re-defined “vacations” for me, and planted seeds of new life goals 🙂 Thank you for exisitng – thank you for being youReplyCancel

  • Courtney Rae JonesJune 17, 2016 - 12:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • DavidJune 17, 2016 - 12:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing Lindsay! It makes me happy to hear that you found it inspiring – that’s one of the main reasons I picked up a camera in the first place; that is, to inspire people to get outside and embrace life. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joey SenftJune 17, 2016 - 3:17 pm

    Wow this is awesome David!ReplyCancel

  • CandiceJune 17, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Wonderful story-telling! I’m looking forward to part 2!ReplyCancel