You will find a collection of the blogs, websites, books and films I have read over the years that have been inspirational to me.

crazyguyonabike – Between the Ends of America: Florida to Washington. 6,400 miles. No big deal.
Happy Trails YUKON
Thoughts from the Hollar
Algonquin Adventures Message Board – general discussions about Algonquin Park, camping, routes, etc.  Great resource!

Cry Wild – RD Lawrence, Wildlife Author, Naturalist
The Happy Camper – Kevin Callan
Robert Bateman – Wildlife Artist, Environmentalist, Naturalist, Canadian
Farley Mowat – Author, Environmentalist, Naturalist
Ray Mears – Bushcraft & Woodlore
Windowz of My Soul – Ontario-based Artist (stained glass, painter)
Active Turtle – Yoga in the Muskoka’s
Mary Jane’s Farm – Organic backcountry camping pre-made meals.
Ontario Parks
Parks Canada
U.S. National Park Service

MUST READS (highly recommended):

Being Caribou – Karsten Heuer
“A 7 month, 2000 mile journey following the porcupine caribou herd’s migration to their calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, USA.”

The North Runner – R. D. Lawrence
“In The North Runner, RD Lawrence tells the story he experienced in the British Columbia wilderness with Yukon, a half wolf, half-Alaskan malamute, and the building of trust between man and dog. A nature classic.”

Secret Go the Wolves – R. D. Lawrence
“The new born wolf cubs were wrapped in their mother’s gory hide when RD Lawrence found them stowed in the Cree Indian’s canoe. Then began an amazing adventure for Lawrence, wife Joan, and their malamute dog Tundra, as they raised the wolves in secret until their return to the wild.”

Paddling My Own Canoe (the story of Algonquin Park’s first female guide) – Esther S. Keyser
Enough said. This is one of my top 5 books of all time. I absolutely LOVED Esther’s book and her connection to Algonquin Park.


Wild: A Journey From Lost to Found – Cheryl Strayed
I Promise Not to Suffer: A Fool for Love Hikes the Pacific Crest Trail – Gail Storey
Walking the Big Wild: From Yellowstone to the Yukon on the Grizzly Bears’ Trail – Karsten Heuer
Wilderness Medical Society Practice Guidelines –
White Fang – Jack London
The Complete Walker IV – Colin Fletcher & Chip Rawlins
The Green Trees Beyond – R. D. Lawrence
The Place in the Forest – R. D. Lawrence
Where the Water Lilies Grow – R. D. Lawrence
Animal Speak – Ted Andrews
The Strange One – Fred Bodsworth
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

Films/Documentaries/TV Series
White Fang

The Snow Walker (a Farley Mowat story)

Never Cry Wolf (the experience of Farley Mowat)

Lost in the Barrens

Dances With Wolves

As it Happens: Pacific Crest Trail

TV Series
Departures (Season 1, 2, and 3)
National Geographic ‘Pacific Crest Trail’
National Geographic ‘Appalachian Trail’
Ray Mears Bushcraft Survival TV Series

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