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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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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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Accidents Happen in Threes Part II: Amos’ Close Call

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Working for the outfit east of Atlin, my first season, I had a string of accidents that happened in a short span of time between two different hunts.  I wasn’t given the moniker, Accident Queen for nothing. A couple of … Continue reading

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Accidents Come in Threes Part I: Nearly Swept Away

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Working for the outfit east of Atlin, my first season, I had a string of accidents that happened in a short span of time between two different hunts.  I wasn’t given the moniker, Accident Queen for nothing. A couple of … Continue reading

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March Fever

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Living and working in the bush is hard.  There is very little time leftover at the end of the day’s hard work for trivial pursuits.  It’s a lot about surviving and little about comfort.  Some days there are more aches … Continue reading

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