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#19 Paddling Pic: A Big Little Sign of Spring

#19 Bloodvein River, Manitoba. 2013

Any day now the spring peepers are going to start their annual chorus. I can't wait for it, as it heralds the official arrival of spring and is our signal to put away the skis and get out the paddles. We were really surprised to find this guy hanging out under our tent fly one late-July morning, as they are usually difficult to find. We were especially grateful that it wasn't mating season since their peeps can be up to 90dB and be heard over a kilometer away! I love these beautiful, indomitable little frogs and sharing this picture seemed a nice way to usher in Earth Day as well. The other thing I really love about this picture is Reid's hand...a quick look and you can tell we've already been out on the trail for a couple of weeks - and that is a great feeling. Happy Earth Day everybody!

About Today's Paddling Pic: These last few days and weeks I've found myself looking back on some wonderful memories and images of where canoeing has taken me, and it's made me smile. I feel so fortunate and grateful for these places, people and experiences, and it's kind of nice to reminisce. And in doing so I can't help but to also look forward to a time when we can all paddle safely again! So for the next while Reid and I are posting a picture a day (with a story) that will brighten our day and hopefully yours too. I invite you to share your stories in the comment section.

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