The season was drawing for a close at Northern BC Heli-fishing Adventures on the Nakina, so my son and I took advantage of an afternoon left alone in camp. After fishing for a while down at the Home Pool and … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure Hikes, Cooking for a Fishing Lodge in Northern BC
Tagged Alberta, Atlin, back country, bears, berries, British Columbia, Camp, Common pink wintergreen, flowers, gallium boreale, herbs, hiking, medicinal uses, mountains, Nakina River, nature, Northern BC, Northern BC Heli-fishing Adventures, Northern Bedstraw, outdoors, photography, Pink Wintergreen, plant identification, Pyrola asarifolia, saskatoon berries, saskatoons, twinflowers, wilderness, Wintergreen
Nearly every time I feel a deep ache in my lower spine or a weakness in my right hip, I remember the cause of it nearly fourteen years ago on a late September afternoon. I had taken a job as … Continue reading
Posted in Cooking and Wrangling along the Great Divide in the Alberta Rockies
Tagged Adam and Eve, Alberta, Atlas Road, back country, backpacks, Bible, bush, Butchering, Camp, camp cook, camp cooking, Caping, Elk hunt, God, Greed, horse packing, horses, hunting, Hunting Outfit, mountains, nature, outdoors, Outfitter, Pride, quad, quad ride, Rocky Mountains, Snowstorm, Southern Alberta, The Creator, the Mine, untamed wilderness, wilderness
I know about slippery slopes. That whole logical argument of how you start down a path and soon you find yourself sliding out of control. I’ve been warned about them. I’ve been told I’ve been on them. I’ve thought I’ve … Continue reading
Posted in Adventure Hikes, From the Here and Now
Tagged Alberta, dog, God, Hike, hiking, Jesus, John 10, listen, mountains, nature, obey, outdoors, photography, Rocky Mountains, slippery slope, Trust, voice, waterfall, wilderness
It’s planting season finally, here in Central Alberta. And as I carefully rolled tiny seeds into their beds of soil and tucked them in, I imagined in my mind just how things would start to look in a few weeks. … Continue reading
Posted in From the Here and Now
Tagged 1 Corinthians 15, Alberta, bloom, garden, God, kingdom, mystery, nature, Paul, planning, planting, plants, resurrection, seeds, sweet peas
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One of the skills necessary for a cook in a Hunting Camp or Trail-riding Camp is knowing how to bake a pie. For some reason it is an expectation of many guests that they will be treated to a homemade … Continue reading
Tagged Alberta, apple pie, back country, bush, Camp, camp cook, camp cooking, Cooking, dough, horse wrangler, horse wrangling, horses, hunting, jingling horses, lemon meringue, nature, outdoors, pie, pie crust, Pies, Recipe, rolling pin, untamed wilderness, wine bottle, yukon
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I started driving school bus this past week–In the middle of the worst Alberta winter in recent memory. I had to get my drive plowed out three times in ten days prior to the first day of school in January. … Continue reading
Tagged Alberta, back country, Blue Bronna Wilderness Camp, Camp, church, driver, Dutch Creek, Dutch Creek Road, God, Great Divide, hairpin curve, hairpin turn, mountains, nature, outdoors, passenger, passengers, responsibility, Rocky Mountains, slow down, Suburban, valley, white water rafting, wilderness
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I got thinking this morning as I was trudging through freshly fallen snow to feed a couple of needy ponies. Needy because it’s only the end of December and already my pasture is covered with a couple feet of snow. … Continue reading
Tagged Alberta, corral, creating paths, God, nature, outdoors, shovel, snow drifts, snow fall, snow path, Snowpack, spiritual journey