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About trailsandtrips

I am a consultant in the forestry and environmental fields and spend my recreational time in a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

Mantario Day 5 – Marion Lake to South Trailhead

Today will be a 12.3 km day ending at the south trail head and burgers at Hawk Lake Junction.  We cross 2 railway tracks (CNR and CP) today, and will actually veer into Ontario (the tario part of Mantario) today … Continue reading

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Mantario Trail – Day 4 – Moosehead Lake to Marion Lake

Today will be another 15km day with a wide variety of terrain to cover.  We continue to follow the system of lakes and the ridges above them. So after a hot night sleeping, we get up to a calm morning … Continue reading

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Mantario Trail – Day 3 – Ritchey Lake to Moosehead Lake – Sept 4

Today we got off to an early start on our way to Moosehead Lake.  This will be another 15.1 km day and it will be hot again +34 celcius Leaving Ritchie Lake Campsite, it is about 400 m back to … Continue reading

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Mantario Trail – Day 2 – start of the hike Sept 3

It is now our first official 1st day to start the hike, as yesterday was a travel day.   The trail is about 63 kms long and for the most part campsites are spread reasonably well along the trail.  There are no … Continue reading

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Mantario Trail – Day 1 – a travel day

Our family has always spent their leisure time outdoors.  Camping, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing – you name it, we probably like it.  Maybe it is just that we like campfires, well any fire actually, and being outdoors … Continue reading

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Mantario Trail – Background and Trail Information

SOME BACKGROUND Well, this is our first big hike – and it will prove to be a great one – and one which will lead to other hikes of similar nature. Our family has always spent their leisure time outdoors.  … Continue reading

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Mens Canoe Retreat – Tobeatic 2011

Almost every year for the last 22 years, the Tatamgouche Center in Nova Scotia tatacent@tatacentre.com has hosted a Mens Canoe Retreat in various areas of Kejimkujik National Park http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/kejimkujik/index.aspx and in the Tobeatic Wilderness http://www.publicland.ca/tobeatic.html  or  http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/protectedareas/wa_tobeatic.asp .  The Tobeatic consists of 103,789 hectares … Continue reading

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