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A Surprise Photography Adventure Weekend (or…the Search for the Elusive Moose)

About a month ago, an e-mail popped up in my inbox. “Congratulations!” it read… “You have won a trip…” My immediate reaction, of course, was “SPAM.” As my finger headed over to the trash button, I happened to notice the … Continue reading

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The other day (the other day), I met a bear (I met a bear).

The best way, they say, to see large wildlife in Algonquin Park, is to look for a long line of cars parked on Highway 60. This has been my experience in 30-plus years of camping in Ontario. The line of … Continue reading

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The tale of the campground chipmunks

I confess, as a child and young teenager, I would spend hours watching, following, and feeding peanuts to chipmunks at our campsite in Algonquin Park. So, it is partly my fault that the campground chipmunks have learned (or have been … Continue reading

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The Campground: A More Civilized Society?

Does camping make people nicer? Spending time in nature makes people happier and healthier and reduces stress (according to research), so I think it’s perfectly feasible. I have always found people to be generally more pleasant, friendly, patient and generous … Continue reading

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