Ontario Wanderer

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Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Retired
Location Rural, Ontario, Canada
Introduction I have wandered, walked, run, backpacked, cycled, and skied several thousands of kilometres in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, and the South Pacific. I have also canoed through many lakes and rivers. I have wandered as far north as the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories of Canada and as far south as the South Island in New Zealand. I have wandered to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and to the tops of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Ben Nevis in Scotland, Mount Washington in New Hampshire, and many other mountains in the Appalachian chain. My longest walk was a 700 kilometre (435 mile) backpacking summer on the Appalachian Trail. My most challenging canoe trip was through most of the length of the Churchill River in Labrador. Regardless of my foreign wanderings many of my most pleasurable wanderings have been within 10 km (6 miles) of wherever I happen to be living. In words from the character Samuel Hamilton in John Steinbeck's East of Eden, "I take a pleasure in inquiring into things. I've never been content to pass a stone without looking under it."
Interests Wild Flowers, Birds, Insects, Drawing, Painting, Sculpting, Hiking, Canoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Running, Gardening, Reading, Folk Music