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The Lure of Owls in Algonquin Park

By , published on November 10, 2019
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Algonquin Owl

For the past decade, I have frequently visited Algonquin Park to observe birds. While watching all birds, common or rare, excites me, the prospect of seeing an owl in the Park gives rise to sensations that are inexplicably heightened and mysteriously reverential. I know I’m not alone in feeling this, as owls have inspired emotions…

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Lure of the North by Goh Iromoto

By , published on October 29, 2019
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Lour of the North

Lour of the North short film In the remote wilderness of Ontario, Canada, two travellers endure the repetitive mental hardship of cold winter tripping.  This short film captures the experiences and emotions of their expedition.  It’s tough.  It’s tiring.  It’s lonesome.  Yet it’s a beautiful and meditative love affair as you persevere one snowshoe step at a time. Behind-the-scenes images:…

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Nalgene Outdoor Applauds Quick-Thinking of Hikers and Rescuers in “Message in a Bottle” Rescue

By , published on October 10, 2019
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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2019 – Nalgene Outdoor, manufacturers of the original water bottle that traces its roots back to 1949, applauds the search and rescue workers and quick-thinking of Curtis Whitson who used an SOS message in a Nalgene water bottle to get rescued from a remote part of the Arroyo Seco River known…

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Dagger Rewind new for 2020

By , published on September 25, 2019
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Dagger Rewind

Our AO Boatwerks store in Minden Ontario will be featuring the Dagger Rewind XS, SM, MD and LG in the lineup of whitewater kayaks for 2020. We have a limited number of  Dagger Rewinds (XS and MD) arriving in November 2019, with another shipment of Rewinds (all sizes) arriving in April.  Give us a call…

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Mark in the Park

By , published on May 20, 2019
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Mark in the Park video series

This 10-part series brings Mark’s trip-logs to life, and aims to exhibit the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Algonquin backcountry. It strives to inspire people to get out and experience backcountry canoe camping for themselves, and for seasoned paddlers, acts as an informational vehicle for trip planning, or as a simple way of quenching spring paddling fever as we await ice out!

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A Winter Fat Bike Expedition for Charity in Ontario’s Polar Bear Country

By , published on March 26, 2019
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James Bay Descent Fat Bike

The James Bay Descent, Feb 4th-13th Ted King, Eric Batty, Buck Miller and Ryan Atkins road 600km/372mi for charity in Ontario’s polar bear country, February 2019. They road Fat Bikes built specifically for winter travel. Starting in Attawapiskat First Nation, they crossed into the Territory of Nunavut at Akamiski Island, riding through the communities of…

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