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Mammoth Rides, Eagles and Early spring on the lake

When we can, we get out for a paddle, hike or other microadventure with kids. This recent trip was to a local lake right after ice-off.

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Four kids and 3 adults required us to do a bit of MacGyvering, relying on the Outdoor Adventure Mobile’s sibling to cart one of the canoes with us.

 

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Last year the ice didn’t come off the lake until Mid-May, so the gate was still shut in March when we went. We did a bit of trekking to get the canoes to the water but it was well worth it… And before you think I got the ladies to do all the work, I carried the other canoe down to the water.

There was a lot of wind on the water that day so we took a detour and got off the water for lunch. This meant some mandatory exploration and a bit of discovery.

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We were lucky to find one of the few remaining Pacific Northwest wild Mammoths. These lesser known relatives to the Siberian Mammoths are much friendlier and are known to offer rides.

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All in all it was an awesome opportunity to get out and relax after a week at work.

Take a look a the video above and let us know: What’s your favourite Saturday Afternoon activity?

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A guy trying to get away from his desk so that he can fish, hike, play and just plain be in the outdoors.

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