Marie married a Swedish immigrant named Ed Wickstrom, and they had a son named Adolph. Ed passed away just two years later. Marie took back the Murie name and raised the three boys on her own. He worked as a collector for the Carnegie Museum and served in the U. Army in World War I before taking a position with the U. Biological Survey now the U. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska. Olaus planned to have his brother Martin assist him on the caribou study of the Brooks Range the year he met Mardy, but Martin died of tuberculosis that year, and Olaus invited his half brother, Adolph.
Meanwhile, Mardy transferred to Simmons College in Boston to live with her father who was working there for the winter.
She took the next year off from college, living in Fairbanks and exchanging letters with Olaus while he and his brother explored the Koyukuk River Valley between the Brooks Range and the Yukon River by dogsled to survey caribou. She lived with her family and continued to correspond with Olaus in Washington, D. In the spring of , Mardy earned her business degree, the first woman graduate of the college. Olaus was in the Arctic surveying waterfowl and other species. After five months apart with only limited correspondence to connect them, Mardy traveled miles down the Yukon River to meet her groom in Anvik.
Her mother and a bridesmaid made the journey with her. Mardy and Olaus married at 3 a. The baker on the steamship made a surprise wedding cake topped by a tiny log cabin with frosting snow dripping off the eaves. The couple packed fur parkas and boots and set off to honeymoon in central Alaska for three months. They traveled by boat up the Koyukuk River and by dogsled into the Endicott Mountains and south to the Yukon River while Olaus collected specimens.
They spent the rest of the winter in Washington, D. In the spring Olaus went back to Alaska to study grizzlies and Mardy lived with her mother and stepfather in Twisp, Wash. The following autumn the couple returned to Washington, D. This was a difficult trip: relentless mosquitoes, a broken motor on the boat and not much success with the research.
After the motor broke, the men poled and lined the boat upriver. We both knew hundreds of songs, and I really believe this saved our sanity, our friendship, and the success of the expedition. In , Olaus and Adolph both earned graduate degrees from the University of Michigan. In Twisp, Mardy gave birth to a girl named Joanne. Olaus was sent to Jackson, Wyo. Mardy moved there in mid-July.
In Wyoming, she continued to join Olaus in his field camps, cooking and taking care of the children who slept in tents and learned about the mountain animals and plants. In , Olaus and Mardy built a house on the edge of Jackson where their third child, Donald, was born. They married in and joined their siblings in Jackson.
Adolph had earned a Ph. He worked for the National Park Service, and the couple spent 25 summers in McKinley National Park where Adolph studied wolves, grizzlies and other species. He also wrote a book about coyote ecology in Yellowstone and promoted the idea that managers must protect entire ecosystems including predators rather than manage for individual species.
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Louise earned a degree in botany from the University of Michigan. Also in , Olaus retired from the U. Biological Survey and took on part-time directorship of the Wilderness Society, an organization that he had helped form ten years earlier. Moose, Wyo. New photo book. The Precambrian Shield 2.
The Caledonian fold belt 3. Erosion products … 4. The Jameson Land basin 5. The basalts of the Blosseville Coast 6.
The Werner Bjerge 7. Information about the current weather in Spitsbergen. Books, Calendar, Postcards and more. Spitsbergen kitchen slat.
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Spitsbergen driftwood picture frame. Norwegens arktischer Norden 2 : Aerial Arctic. Rocks and Ice. Landscapes of the North. East Greenland in Winter. I love meeting new people and getting to know people from around the world has definitely been one of the best aspects of guiding these past summers! Rivers hold a very special place in my heart and the opportunity to share my excitement for wild places is what keeps me excited to come back each year! I truly love being outside and look forward to seeing you on the river this summer! My hobbies are running, rock climbing, cycling, skiing and snowboarding, reading, and playing piano.
I began whitewater kayaking as a young teenager, and developed a love for canoeing and expeditions during university. I look forward to starting my masters in Environmental Education this year, where I hope to research the benefits of risk-based and nature-based learning on young students. My favourite river so far is the Mountain, in NWT! When I am not paddling, I enjoy cooking, rock climbing, running, and playing in the snow. I have been a Black Feather Guide since and have been teaching paddlesports and guiding since I love the sea, rivers and the land.
I am also fascinated by the human relationship with these places. If I had to pick a favourite trip it would be the Pond Inlet sea kayak trip as I feel it offers a bit of everything. Beautiful scenery, incredible wildlife, culture, history, awesome paddling and day hikes. I especially like longer trips as they offer enough time for a group to gel and work together as a team. They also allow for a bizarre inter-group humour to develop which also makes a trip quite memorable!
I live and play in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik with my partner Tracy Partridge and we are expecting our new baby soon! I am Colleen and I have been guiding for Black feather for 8 years. Pond Inlet is one of my favorite trips … I love the Narwhal and the serenity of the open landscapes. The Nahanni is another favorite with its amazing white water, day hikes, and stunning views. On trips I love the feeling of leaving everything behind and the opportunity to travel with the great people that Black Feather trips attract.
In my spare time I love to paddle whitewater, back country ski, and pretty much do anything outside. During the year when the north is frozen I have worked for a variety of outdoor education programs, instructed at Lakeland College, dog sled guided and travelled when I could. Hi my name is Shayna! I have been guiding with Black Feather since Growing up around the Georgian Bay area has developed my enormous passion for being outside and on the water. I have had the pleasure of guiding canoe trips in Southern Ontario and Quebec, sea kayaking on the Bay, as well as hiking through Nunavut.
The North definitely grabbed my heart the moment I landed there. I am super excited for this next summer of adventures and I look forward to sharing it with you! When I am not exploring the wilderness, you might find me working on my human kinetics degree at the University of Ottawa, out for a ski, whitewater kayaking, or shopping for more plants to add to my collection. My favourite Blackfeather trip is usually whichever one I have just completed! The landscape has a grandeur beauty that can be felt. In the off season, I spend the time winter camping, climbing and catching up on reading.
I am really happy to part of the Blackfeather team and look forward to seeing you on the trail someday soon. I started canoe tripping at a very young age on family trips and have always loved everything outdoors. When not paddling, I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, hiking, trail running, and pretty much any kind of adventure I can get myself into. This is my third year guiding for Black Feather and so far, I have had the privilege of leading trips in Ontario, Yukon and the Northwest Territories. I am grateful for the opportunity to explore new regions of Canada and to see all that our big and beautiful country has to offer.
I grew up fishing, paddling and enjoying the outdoors of Eastern and Central Ontario. After university, I spent some time as a fisheries biologist before deciding to pursue a career in outdoor education and recreation.
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I have completed numerous wilderness survival trips, the longest of which was a 2-month solo trip living off the land in Northeastern Ontario. This past summer, I competed in the K2O paddling ultra marathon and won my class as a solo kayaker. I completed the km and 20 portages from Kingston to Ottawa in just over 30 hours. In the off season I enjoy fishing, hunting, paddling, wildlife photography, XC skiing, snowshoeing, hiking or anything else that gets me outside and enjoying nature. My name is Olivier Lapointe. I discovered my passion at a very young age while I was doing trips with my family around Canada.
I fell in love with it.
I grew up camping in the wilderness all summer and spending my days on the water. Canoes, kayaks and sail boats were familiar to me as a toddler.