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In Nessmuk’s Wake: Paddling a Modern Ultralight Canoe

In Nessmuk’s Wake: Paddling a Modern Ultralight Canoe George Washington Sears, A.K.A. Nessmuk, created a name for himself with his ultralight philosophy and kit. He himself was ultralight, 5’3″ and about 106 pounds, maybe more soaking wet and frail in nature. The man suffered from tuberculosis and was not in the best health when he […]

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Chasing Rambo in Hope, British Columbia

Everyone has that movie. The one that catches our attention and the one we know all the words to. The one that we are compelled to watch on television regardless of how many times we’ve seen it before and how annoyed others are in the room when we anticipate what happens again and again. The […]

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Estela Wilderness Education, Kevin Estela, Hornbeck Classic 9

In Nessmuk’s Wake: Paddling a Modern Ultralight Canoe

In Nessmuk’s Wake: Paddling a Modern Ultralight Canoe George Washington Sears, A.K.A. Nessmuk, created a name for himself with his ultralight philosophy and kit. He himself was ultralight, 5’3″ and about 106 pounds, maybe more soaking wet and frail in nature. The man suffered from tuberculosis and was not in the best health when he […]

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Pocketful of Nostalgia

Pocketful of Nostalgia  By: Kevin Estela When I was young, really young, I remember going with my uncle to learn how to fish. My Uncle Ray showed me how to tie the Trilene knot and the mechanics of casting, landing and releasing fish (when we caught them). I watched and absorbed, like all kids never […]

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First Blood Survival in Hope, BC

First Blood Survival in Hope, BC       My flight landed around 9:50am on an unusually sunny for Seattle Saturday morning. After the surge of relief from seeing my gear and electronics-laden bags come down the conveyor belt and the comic relief of picking up my taxi yellow rental car, I was on my […]