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“Portage Dawn” by Hap Wilson (Note: The image here shows a hapwilson.com watermark for posting online but is not part of the actual “Dawn Portage” print.) A short note from Hap: Many thanks for your interest in my artwork… it was inspired by the over 100 trips down the Lady Evelyn, sometimes at dusk and

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Last year, Hap and Andrea took part in first ever Muskoka River X with a finish time of 23:46:00.1, and this year the results for this world class expedition race showed exactly how challenging this marathon can be… Even more so than last year! Racers must complete a 130 KM route with 20 portages and

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Hap Wilson on the Bala Falls Portage Ban Controversy: Ontarians should be outraged – at least those who value Canadian historic and prehistoric public lands. The Bala Falls Portage issue, recently covered by the Globe and Mail, is a much broader problem that needs serious investigation. Last winter I was called on by Swift River Power

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In September 2012 the Liberal government cancelled the 70-year old Ontario Ranger program, formerly known as the Ontario Junior Forest Ranger Program. The Ontario Ranger Program provided an opportunity for young workers to gain first-hand knowledge of resource management through a work and learning experience. More than 78,000 Ontario youth have participated in the 70-year

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Since at least 1947, there was a footbridge on site along a challenging section on the Centre Falls trail in Temagami (now part of Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Wilderness Park). That changed in 2003 when the MNR removed the footbridge for liability and budgetary reasons. The path that must now be used predates the bridge but includes a

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“Since its founding, the TCT’s vision has been a trail stretching from coast to coast to coast. A trail for the enjoyment of hikers/walkers, cyclists, horseback riders and, more recently, canoeists and kayakers in summer, and cross country skiers, snowshoers and snowmobilers in winter.” ~ from the TCT Website   Named “Path of the Paddle” in

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