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The Agony of the Leaves

The season I worked as a horse wrangler in the Yukon wilderness, there was a little ritual that I looked forward to each day, called “tea time”. One of the guides I worked with carried a little tea pot in … 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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The Day I Walked All Day Long

There was a day working for the outfit in the Yukon, north of Watson’s Lake that I pretty much walked for fourteen hours. As usually I was up in the wee dark hours of early morning, poking contacts into my … Continue reading

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To Make a Pie in the Bush

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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

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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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Swarovski versus Bushnell

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I was hired to be a horse wrangler for a big game outfitter in the Yukon and was given a list of things I must have as part of my gear.  On this list, amongst things like sleeping bag, rain … Continue reading

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