Honouring our Trail Blazers

A summary of all of our past Trail Blazer Club Expeditions and members, plus a couple of other extra special awards! Million Metre Club! It’s not just Kielyn and I who get bitten by the snow walking bug!  We’ve had … Continue reading

TB 2018: Life on the Trapline

The expedition came to fruition because we had recently became the trappers on the line that connects to our property and surrounding area. We really love the idea of harvesting from the land to provide sustenance for our family and … Continue reading

TB: 2019 Further Down The River

This was the next stage on our idea to walk every Missinaibi Mile. It was 240 kilometers of river that progressively got wider and wider. We were able to walk the famed trading route and pass the old trading post … Continue reading

EC 2017: Temagami Explorations

Our 2017 explorer’s club aimed to find remote wilderness in an accessible part of the Temagami wilderness.  We departed from a beautiful log cabin and headed into a steep-walled canyon, difficult to navigate in the winter.  The scenery and terrain … Continue reading

EC 2016: Trans-Temagami

We have travelled in the famed Temagami Wilderness area for years, along both the north and south ends of the region.  And for years we had looked at the map and dreamed of connecting some of our southern routes to … Continue reading

EC 2015: Pontax River

Surpassing even the mighty Missinaibi, the Pontax River became our longest, most northern expedition to date.  After an unsuccessful personal attempt in 2013 (see video on Youtube), Kielyn and Dave recruited some able-bodied explorers to attempt the river (with success!) … Continue reading

EC 2014: Wolf Lake Eco-Explorer

As a change from our typical hard-travel Explorer’s Club Expeditions, our 2014 outing to the Wolf Lake area offered an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the magic of winter!   Winter ecologist Dr. Gerard Courtin accompanied us as our … Continue reading

EC 2013: Missinaibi Headwaters

Our 2013 incarnation of the Explorer’s Club was our longest, most remote, and most northern guided expedition to date!  10 days, rail-to-rail, exploring the headwaters of the mighty and historic Missinaibi River.  This trip was made particularly special by the … Continue reading

EC 2012: Killarney Krossing

Our first ever EC trip was a thrilling (and exhausting success).  Six, seven days across Ontario’s majestic Killarney Provincial Park, over hill and dale, no obstacle could deter the incredible attitudes of these fine folk! Members (alphabetical): Sam Cutforth, Colin … Continue reading

EC 2011: Ishpatina Ridge

An Explorer’s Club expedition before the club was even born!  Ishpatina 2011 was Lure’s very first guided expedition.  These group members certainly had to demonstrate the “explorer’s mentality” to follow a couple of untested twenty-somethings into the winter wilderness for … Continue reading