Tom by the tent at the winter carnival. Tent and stove from the incomparable Don Kevilus at Four Dog Stove.
Cooking birds next to the wood stove in Quebec.
We'll be a the winter carnival all afternoon. Stop by the tent and say hi! Town of Wolfeboro – Wolfeboro Winter Carnival! Wolfeboro Winter Carnival!
New Toboggans. We made a bunch of them for the trip. It really helped to spread out the load of gear and food when everyone had a ten-foot sled.
Walking out to the water hole.
Peaceful Winter Camp. Tom Belluscio shot this one, and when we looked at the trip pictures everyone loved it.
Endless Winter. It was ten below with a gusty wind when the boys decided to have a little fun and take a 'tasteful nude' photo. There was even talk of a men of Jack Mountain calendar. This photo reminds me that winter expeditions aren't just a lot of work, they're a lot of fun.
Congratulations to Maine's newest registered guide, Nikki Calhoun!
Congratulations to Maine's newest registered guide, Fil Salonek!
Winter Expedition Kit. From the Boreal Snowshoe Expedition, wooden toboggan, snowshoes, axe, ice chisel, wood stove, wall tent, folding saw.
2015 Boreal Snowshoe Expedition Team
Amazing photos shot on our recent trip to Quebec by Nick Gallop. Nick Gallop Photography http://photos.nickgallop.com/#!/index/G0000oDbqMaxEi9k Nick Gallop Photography – Documentary wilderness and outdoor photography. Commercial photographer.
Bacon bannock. It was as good as it looks. We ate well on the Boreal Snowshoe Expedition.
Camp 2, nestled among the hemlocks and balsam fir. Home from the expedition, unpacking today.
Boreal Snowshoe Expedition last day, tent bound because of a howling wind. Back to the world tomorrow. Great trip.
Back in cell coverage. Day 12 of the Boreal Snowshoe Expedition, 2 days to go. Group is comfortable and happy. Great trip!
Photos aren't posting, on the ragged edge of cell coverage. Will post them when we get back.
Camp 3, tents snuggled under large spruces and hemlocks. No break in the cold, and windy.
Content. A warm stove, big pile of wood and cozy, dry tent. Living well on the trail in northern Maine.
Warm in a tent tonight. The stove is hot, gear is dry and the laughs are many.
On the trail, Boreal snowshoe Expedition 2015.
Sleeping under the stars at -18F. Bad day of driving. Boreal Snowshoe Expedition night 1. Warm sleeping bag = good.
Chiseling a series of holes in order to set a fish net under the ice. Notice the net being stretched on the left.
Tips on staying warm during Maine winters from the Bangor Daily News, with a few quotes by yours truly. Ways to stay warm in Maine’s snowy outdoors As the temperature drops and snow piles up, many people hide indoors. And it’s no surprise. The frozen Maine wilderness can be a harsh and unforgiving place. But [...]
On the snowshoe trail in northern Quebec. Surrounded by snow covered black spruce, it was stunningly cold, harsh and beautiful.
Tim on the ice.
Our tent camp in northern Quebec, nestled among the black spruce on the shore of a lake.
On the trail in Quebec. Snowshoes, spruce and fur.
Back in NH from a week in northern Quebec. Amazing experience. Pic of the truck thermometer showing -40.