Backpacking With Our Dirtbag Baby & Dog Deep in the Killarney Park...

Backpacking With Our Dirtbag Baby & Dog Deep in the Killarney Park Backcountry e.2


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With our dog injured on this off-grid wild camping trek, we realized that our through hiking – backpacking trip would not be possible. Turning back meant 20km of trail, a tough slog for an injured dog. We were outfitted to stay in the woods for days. My wife came up with a plan. Babies camping trip might not have to be over. I would trail run like I was adventure racing 20 km back to the Toyota 4Runner and get our canoe and canoeing outfit. I would travel ultralight. I would then buy an interior camping permit from the park office. Paddling hard, I would go into the backcountry again, this time by water, portaging through a series of lakes and camping with minimal gear to find my wife Tori who’d be solo wild camping with a baby and dog. With this plan, we could rescue the dog from the backcountry by canoe which would only require him to walk 4 km on the portage trails. If all went well, we would now be on a family canoe trip. We were sad that our dream of hiking Killarneys renown La Cloche Silhouette Trail has come to an end and sadder that our dog Buck was hurt. However, we were happy that we’d found a plan to rescue him that would also see us enjoy a few more days in the woods. Stay tuned for more episodes from this trip.

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.