Tag Archives: back country

Singing the Darkness Away

It was late in the season as we moved camp for the umpteenth time to a remote site bordered by snowy mountains in the pristine wilderness of the Yukon Territory. By now I was well-broke in to wrangling horses in … Continue reading

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What do Mosquitoes, A Monk, Caribou and the Church Have in Common?

It’s been a long and busy spring and summer and I apologize for being so long in posting anything new.  I wrote this little piece a few weeks back for my church and I’m just now finding the time to … Continue reading

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Wintergreen, Saskatoon Berries, and Northern Bedstraw

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

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To Fetch an Elk off a Mountain

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

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A Cadillac of a Horse

One sunny July morning, I was headed up a trail alongside a crystal blue lake east of Atlin looking for my herd of horses. Technically I was the cook for this outfitter, but I often was sent to jingle in … Continue reading

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Cow-Kicked by a horse

There was this big black mare named Bell we had at the outfit east of Atlin.  She was a coal black mare with a strong neck, deep chest, firm back and fine legs.  She was quick-stepping and nimble and carried … Continue reading

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Heading to the Nakina

Well it’s been a while since I’ve sat down to write. Summer caught me up in all her glory and busywork. I had the privilege to head back into the bush for a month’s worth of work at a remote … Continue reading

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