Snowshoeing up Gray Peak

Sam Adirondacks, Outdoors 1 Comment

3-day, 2-night snowshoeing trip with Ludwik & Ryan at Adirondacks State Park- aimed to summit Mt.Marcy. Ryan picked me up at 4am and we got to Tupper Lake, NY by 10:30am. Approaching the park from the west side, started off from the Upper Works parking lot. We were lucky that 2 snowstorms had hit the region that covered everything with …

SamSnowshoeing up Gray Peak

Canoe Trip at Algonquin Park

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The 2nd annual all boys canoe trip! The Crew! A plot of the loop we took over the 3 days. We started the day at Lake Opeongo. Pushed off around 1pm on Friday. Enthusiastic Ryan even under a heavy rainstorm. We were able to see 2 moose(es?) in the marsh area. Getting ready for our first portage at 2.2km to …

SamCanoe Trip at Algonquin Park

Taiwan – Yilan County [宜蘭縣]

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After 3 days in the Taichung Area [臺中市], we drove across to the Eastern coast area of the island – Yilan County [宜蘭縣]. Yilan [宜蘭] is famous for its natural hot springs and scenic coastal drive. We headed south from the city and drove along the fishing towns. View from above, such cool overlay of details! Awesome expanding coffee truck. …

SamTaiwan – Yilan County [宜蘭縣]

Taiwan – Taichung Area [臺中市]

Sam Taiwan, Travel 1 Comment

Continuing from Cing Jing [清境] up in the mountains. We spent the next few days exploring the area around Taichung City [臺中市]. Driving south on our day trip, we drove along dense bamboo forests. Here they are selling freshly dug-up bamboo shoots. Local train station, so cool! Kiddies hanging out, we were getting a lot of stares from the Uppababy …

SamTaiwan – Taichung Area [臺中市]

Taiwan – Cing Jing [清境]

Sam Taiwan, Travel 2 Comments

This is going back to January of 2016. A short snapshot of the 10 day journey in Taiwan with Carmen’s sister, Kiki, and her family! We arrived at Taipei around 4pm, got our luggage…only to find that I had booked the rental car pickup at Kaohsiung, the other side of the island about 400km apart. Luckily the rental company was …

SamTaiwan – Cing Jing [清境]

Ludwik’s Bachelor Canoe Trip

Sam Friends, Outdoors, Travel 2 Comments

Frontenac Provincial Park. 8 Guys, 4 Canoes, 3 Days, 10 lbs of steak. This was the route that we had planned, a good mix of paddling/portage and time to relax. Coming from Montreal, New York City, Kitchener, Ottawa, Mississauga, Toronto, Oshawa. It was amazing that we all arrived within 15mins of each other! Loaded up our packs and off we …

SamLudwik’s Bachelor Canoe Trip