Explorer Pants

I wore my explorer pants today.  The last time I wore my explorer pants we climbed a mountain. I never told you about that, did I? One fine day at the end of last summer I was working at a fishing lodge. I worked there many fine days actually, but this day was a particularly…

Times with Tim, Part Two

Alright! Back for more airplanes? Pretty fun stuff, aren’t they? In case you missed yesterday’s post, we can sum up the events of the day before yesterday: I got to help work on Uncle Tim’s airplane with him and it was a fun time. You can read about that by clicking right HERE, if you’d…

Times with Tim, Part One

Some would say yesterday was Thursday. I called it Day 49. Today? Today is Friday, yes, but today is also Day 50! One might also call it the 17 of August of this year, 2012 and apparently that means it’s Davy Crockett’s birthday, as well as Robert DeNero’s (whoever that is)! Yesterday was also ‘Change…

Like a Letter Home

Dear All, I cannot get rid of that annoying bar above. Please ignore it until I have time to fight the internet. It’s been too long since I’ve posted anything of significance. Sorry! Life has been continuing on here, each day pretty similar to all the rest. This week has had it’s fair share of…

The Story of Simon Gunanoot

  This post has been temporarily taken down for further research and editing to occur. (Updated: December 11, 2016)

The Different Day of the Week

Today was Change Day #5: the beginning of my sixth week here. Usually Change days are pretty hectic and hot and crazy as past clients go out and new ones come in. Cabins and bathrooms have to be cleaned and turned upside down putting new sheets and duvet covers and pillowslips and all that together…

Day in the Life: The Spatsizi Report

I was thinking maybe it’s about time I got myself organized and gave a more cohesive picture of what exactly I’m doing up here in the Middle of Nowhere. The last couple posts haven’t exactly been explanatory. So if you’re one of those wondering what exactly it is I am doing up here, and where exactly…

Our Monday Exploit

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls….I am pleased to announce that a Happening has occurred! Something other than cleaning! Outside of the dishes! Beyond the laundry room! Lo, outside of camp even! Yes, ‘tis true – I left and came back. We went, we saw, and we conquered…. The Great Stikine. Finding an afternoon with…

Day 14: Halfway to Halfway

Landmark Day! Today is Day 14 of 56, which means I am officially halfway to halfway.  I’ve been very particular about keeping track of the days up here. It’s incredibly easy to let all the days merge into one and let it all slip into a blur of day after day. Sometimes that’s a good…

A Poem Composed Whilst Attending to the Dishes

Skeeters in the sink Skeeters in the sink Skeeters in the sink aren’t nice I think.   Skeeters in the air Skeeters in my hair Skeeters are pretty much everywhere.   Skeeters in the outhouse Skeeters in the yard Tryin’ to avoid them is just too hard!   Skeeters up my nose Causin’ me woes…

If You Hate Scenery, Pass This By.

It’s been a week and a day since I left Smithers. After driving North for six hours, we unloaded the pick up and ate some fries and I hoisted my duffel, backpack and trusty ol’ gumboots in the back of a floatplane and clambered in. Then we flew, and this is what I saw: Green…

Day 1: The Land of the Red Goats

[I will write now and post later, seeing as internet is all the way over in a different building than I am presently in. Current time:10:00pm, June 30, 2012.] Though this post be brief, it shall be sufficient, for it’s purpose is merely to alert the world I am alive and have not much to…