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Extra Credit XV “Hiking n’ Biking, Part II”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode is a follow-up to the first video on hiking n’ biking. Most people see the “polished” final videos of my explorations, but those really fail to describe what goes on. So I decided to turn the camera on during the first part of one my hikes you can see all the “dirty” or “leg” work that goes into creating not only the videos, but also my efforts to document some of the area history.

The field portion of this video was filmed on June 1, 2022 east of Beardmore, ON on the former Canadian Northern Railway Nipigon Subdivision/Canadian National Railway Dorion Subdivision between Mileposts 14.9-19.4. This later became Mileposts 64.6-69.1 on the Canadian National Railway Kinghorn Subdivision. Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2022 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit VI “Summer Hiking”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

Summer is a great time to get out and explore, but you need to make sure you have the right gear. Watch as I break down my suggestions for what to wear, literally from head to toe. This includes items for both hiking and biking.

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit V “Hiking n’ Biking”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode is all hiking and biking…literally. I’ve been biking almost as long as I’ve been exploring local history. A few years ago I decided to combine both of these interests to allow me to cover more ground and give viewers a more “railway-like” experience. You hear me explain my history with bikes, show off my current ride as well as some of the accessories I use in my explorations. You’ll also see some video of my biking adventures, including an unexpected “accident.” Enjoy!

**Please just ignore my dog Luna when she appears on camera. I was so focused I had no idea she was in the frame or what she was doing.

 
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Posted by on June 16, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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Extra Credit II “Load Bearing”

Extra Credit is video series that examines topics related to history in the Thunder Bay District and exploring that history.

This episode deals with load bearing, or in other words, carrying stuff. If you want to be successful on your hikes or explorations, you need to be able to bring with you the right gear for the situation. I detail 3 levels or types of equipment I use to carry my gear, from a light-duty fanny pack to an off the beaten path, heavy-duty tactical vest. I’ll also highlight examples of the gear I carry with me. Your questions and comments are welcome.

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2021 in Hiking, History, Railway, Video

 

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