The road chose me A lifetime of ebb and flow

View upstream from the springs 15

Portage Brûlé Hot Spring

Today’s update is written in the style of my favorite guide book (no points for guessing which one…) Portage Brûlé Hot Spring up to 48 ˚C (118 ˚F) These seldom visited springs are situated...

Bigger hot waterfall, going directly into Deer River 23

Deer River Hot Springs

Bush whacking through head high ferns inter-laced with deliciously ripe raspberries I had to wonder what the local four-legged furry residents thought of my being here. I hadn’t yet come to terms with why...

Spdier web in the early morning 6

Whitewater canoeing Pt. 2

The next morning the wind was down and we made our way down the shoreline of the West Arm of the lake. We checked and double-checked and made a group decision to cross, knowing...

Dan Brett and Bill at Bennett Lake 1

Whitewater canoeing

Brett and I had been throwing around a bunch of different ideas for the major adventure we should undertake together. Originally it was a multi-day hike into the very remote Deer River Hot Springs...