Snowplate 2016 – Forest Whales

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Returning from our annual tradition of Snowplate, a 2-day outdoor Ultimate Frisbee tournament in Sudbury, ON. Our team consisted of 8 guys and 7 girls, playing a total of 6 games over the 2 days. Quick recap of our past years: In 2011, the Swashbuckling Golasz Chefs. In 2012, the Flick of Seagulls. In 2013, Carmen & I were snowshoeing …

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Snowplate 2014 – Forest Whales

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Just got back from Snowplate, a 2-day outdoor Ultimate Frisbee Tournament situated in Sudbury, ON. In 2012 we were the Flick of Seagulls. In 2013, Carmen & I couldn’t go due to frost bite on her toes while snowshoeing in the Adirondacks region. Yikes. This year we were able to join the epic team of the Forest Whales! Leaving after …

SamSnowplate 2014 – Forest Whales

Frozen Landscape in Toronto

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What a winter it has been, first we had the snowstorm, then ice covered everything, and recently we have had temperatures dipping below with wind chills -40C (-40F)! Here are some shots when we walked around the Lakeshore and High Park area on one of the warmer days. With the thawing and freezing, many areas in High Park are under …

SamFrozen Landscape in Toronto

Toronto Ice Storm – Macro Shots

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On Sunday people in Southern Ontario woke up to an ice covered landscape. Many trees & power lines were damaged from the weight of the ice. Fortunately the downtown core was not affected much, in the afternoon Carmen & I took a quick walk around the neighborhood to see the icy scene. Anything left outside was covered by a thick …

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Family Day Snowshoeing Part II + Frost Bite

Sam Adirondacks, Outdoors, Travel, Winter 1 Comment

After a cold night out in the wilderness, we felt ambitious from our ascend of Here are the blister that resulted from the frost bite. *Warning, graphical contents.* She’s been a trooper and extremely positive. Her toes are all here and healing well, I will post more updates later on.

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Family Day Snowshoeing Part I.

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Over the Family Day long weekend, a group of us packed our gear, crossed the border to the High Peak Regions in New York State. We had previously visited the park both in the Winter, conquering different peaks and lakes. This time we took the familiar trial from the Adirondacks Loj towards Marcy Dam. It had been consistently cold so …

SamFamily Day Snowshoeing Part I.