Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cross Canada Adventure

It has been 5 days since we left Ontario and have just arrived in Whistler.

Travelling across the country is something that everyone should experience at least once in their life. As you move from east to west you travel through so many varied and beautiful landscapes. The rugged and rocky splendour of the north shore of lake Superior is one of my favourite places to visit. As you move west you get into the flatlands and rolling hills of the prairies. Big Sky Country! The excitement builds as you see the foothills approaching with the Rocky mountains looming in the background. The energy shifts as you enter these majestic mountains. Travelling through the various mtn. ranges as you move toward the Pacific Ocean is always exciting for me. I love to look for the subtle and not so subtle clues that define these various strains of western mountains.

I’m looking forward to settling in to life here on the west coast. Slowing down to the ‘pace of creation’ and listening to the subtle voices of nature and spirit. This trip has a lot to do with deepening my relationship to the earth and re-connecting to my Vision as it continues to grow and evolve. Earth Tracks has come a long way in the past year and we have many new and exciting plans for the coming year. Who knows, perhaps a B.C. adventure may be in the cards?

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In Light


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Earth Tracks Update

Hello Everyone

Just wanted to let you know that I'm currently working on next years schedule and will be finalizing dates and locations in the next couple months. I'll be posting the 2009 calender here and on the website by the New Year.

We have some exciting programs planned including the 2nd spring 'Edible and Medicinal Plants' class in May at two different locations, 'The Way of the Naturalist Class', 'The Art of Survival' as well as many new and exciting Naturalist-led canoe trips. I'm very excited to offer these programs and look forward to sharing this information with as many people as possible. I'm currently collaborating with other schools and organizations who share a similar Vision and hoping to work together in helping people re-connect to the Earth. We also have a couple new classes and canoe trips planned, so be sure to keep an eye out for these offerings.

I'll be spending most of my winter near Algonquin Park and look forward to the solitude and stillness that this area has to offer during the 'snow-covered' months. I would like to let you know that I'll be teaching a Winter Tracking class from February 6-9th at Northern Edge Algonquin. It promises to be a great experience full of information and practical experience . I'm also going to be co-leading a Buckskin Tanning workshop near the Orangeville area January 23-26th. If you are interested in either of these two classes please get in touch with me for further info.

Our Canoeing season has wrapped up now and many of the leaves have fallen from the trees. The salmon have mostly spawned in the rivers here in Grey County and the fall breeze is beginning to carry a 'bite'. Cool nights and frosty morning remind us that winter is just around the corner. The Deer are beginning to move into the 'rut' and we have been blessed with incredible weather. It is at this time that we prepare for the coming winter. As I write this I'm getting ready to leave tomorrow for a trip west to B.C. I'm going to try to upload some photos of our cross-Canada adventure on our Earth Tracks Facebook page as well as on this blog. We'll be spending some time on Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Islands, Smithers/Prince Rupert areas and the West Kootenays. Looking forward to exploring new places and re-visiting old ones. I send my best to you all at this beautiful time of year and hope that our paths will cross again sooner than later.

Happy Tracking


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

End of the Season

As the leaves turn thier brillant shades of red, orange and yellow our canoeing season has also come to a close. Our last two trips just came in yesterday and we bid godbye to another season as the leaves slowly fall from the trees. It is a beautiful time in Algonquin Park right now and I feel lucky and forunate to have spent the majority of my summer paddling and sleeping under the stars in this sacred place. There is still time to do some paddling on my own and take in the remaining colours before they slowly fade away. I look forward to the solitude of winter in order to continue to connect with the beauty of this land and get ready for another new and exciting season of paddling. Keep an eye on the website in the coming months to see some of the nclasses and trips we will be offering in 2009!