Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mid Season Staff Unwind

With the busy season of summer, it is hard to find a time when many of our staff are back at base at the same time. Sunday was one such occasion and we made the most of it with drinks and dinner at the Log Cabin. Thanks to Blair and Gill for making the extra effort to be there!

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Monday, May 04, 2009

Meet the Team

Our Log Cabin staff team of 2009 kicked off the season with a week of training, sunny weather and lot's of laughs. Meet the team... in this picture Gill, Danielle, Amy, Vanessa, Blair, Spencer and Matt. Peacock was in for a short stint as was Zane and Carol.

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Friday, December 05, 2008

Winter Guide team Ready to go!

Our Algonquin Winter Guide team enjoyed a fun and busy week at the Algonquin Log Cabin and Cottage Outpost getting ready for what looks to be a terrific winter holiday season. Winter trail conditions are excellent with lot's of snow.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ana P. on the trail

Ana Popovic has been a great addition to our canoe trip guide team this summer. With an everyready smile, Ana brings a ton of water based international guiding experience. Ana is returning to be a teaching asistant at Queens Univeristy in the fall.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Report on Randall

This past winter, Voyageur Quest was fortunate to have Randall Blom as part of our winter guiding team! Backountry ski expert and author of this weblog's "Randall Snow Report ", Randall
was great fun to be around and a fantastic guide. We wish him the best on his adventure to New Zealand!

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Monday, December 10, 2007

Winter team

Enjoyed a great week at the Algonquin Log Cabin getting ready for winter. Our winter team pictured above includes Randall, Anthony, Jody and the legendary master of food Joe.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Catching up with legends

Our family had the good pleasure of hosting Dustin and Brook for a visit last week. Dustin was such a huge part of Voyageur Quest for so many years and was the driving force behind our early years at the Log Cabin. So many of our programs and ideas were started with the help of his imagination and teaching talents. It was a really nice to have a chance to catch up. Now living in the Yukon, Dustin and Brook are living adventurous lives working in a first nation community of Old Crow.


Friday, April 20, 2007

Trevor - our man for all seasons !!

Great to speak with Trevor this week who will be back for his 5th season of guiding Algonquin trips for Voyageur Quest. Trevor has infectious energy and is a joy to be with on the trail. Guiding winter multi-adventures, spring and summer canoe trips and dropping by each October for a glass of wine- Trevor is our man for all seasons !


Sunday, February 18, 2007

Voyageur Quest Guides - where are they now?

We have been missing Kris Shaw this winter ! Our operations and "'special ops" manager has been down kayaking the Caribbean ocean off of Belize. We received this shot from Frank last week... anyone have any idea what "that" is in her hand ?!


Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Joe's Blackberry Torte

The Algonquin Log Cabin has an international reputation for tasty home made treats and as this picture can attest - the blackberry torte brings a smile to all ! Our cook, Joe Strub , pictured on the right, creates regional dishes like no other. Come up to the Log Cabin this fall and taste Joe's hearty soups and cornbread ! Hmmmmm !!


Monday, August 14, 2006

Dan Fischer - Canoe Guide Extraordinare

We received a nice letter yesterday from William Brown who was just on one of our 5 day Algonquin "one way" canoe trips. William attached this picture ( see left ) along with some kind words complimenting Dan Fisher, his guide for the trip. For those of you who have not met Dan, he is one of our hardest working guides on the Voyageur Quest canoe guide team.

Dan's passion is the wilderness and he is happiest in a canoe - on the trail- exploring and sharing his passion with others. His easy smile and boundless enthusiasm are contagious
Last week, I was sitting on the Nipissing deck , enjoying the afternoon sun when a Voyageur Quest red canoe caught my attention. Rigged with a homemade rig, the canoe sailed out of the outpost bay with great speed. After walking to the dock, I could see it was Dan- enjoying a day off by experimenting with homemade sails. His canoe/ sail rig was more advanced ( boom, sheet,) and he was actually able to sail on a reach and come about ! Here are a few shots of Dan's out on Kawawaymog Lake.