Wilderness Committee staffers Andy Miller and Eric Reder just returned home from their biggest, most audacious wilderness expedition to date, an exploration by foot, 4x4 truck, canoe and by air of the proposed “East Shore Wilderness” area of eastern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario. Located 200 km north of Winnipeg, Kenora, Dryden and Thunder Bay, the Eastshore is North America’s largest remaining intact, mostly road-less forest.
submitted by Andy Miller
Week 2 on the trail crew was sunny and warm. My job was to escort a fresh team of volunteer trail-workers into the heart of the valley and then return to Vancouver the following day. 6 new trail-workers and I hiked for 2 days to catch up to the industrious group that remained from week 1. This rain weary group of 4 from week 1 welcomed the sun that allowed them to move out of their cave way up on the pass at Solstice Lakes and down into the giant tree headwaters of Clayoquot River Valley where they got back to work clearing the overgrown trail.