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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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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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When is Enough, Enough?

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words what your mind has been mulling over. Lately it’s been that way for me. I guess I just need to start somewhere. Over the holidays I was sick with a touch of the … 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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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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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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