Trails and Tribulations

Overview

In an age when "survival" shows permeate the media, noted northern traveller Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness living within the Canadian Shield. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience that nature can neither be beaten or tamed.

Trails and Tribulations takes the reader on a journey with the author through natural settings ranging from austere to mysterious and breathtaking. Contents include animal attacks, bush fires, the threat of hypothermia, and vision-quest sites, to name but a few.

Reviews

A recipient of the Bill Mason Award for life-long achievement in river conservation, (Hap Wilson) has written an impassioned and detailed account of a life led in a canoe-a bonus for everyone who loves the Canadian wilderness, canoeists and armchair voyageurs alike.

Sun-Times, The

Trails and Tribulations is the story of an expert outdoorsman familiar to many Canadians. It bursts with energy, honesty and surprisingly good storytelling.

Muskoka Magazine

About the Authors

Hap Wilson

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
Hap Wilson photo

Hap Wilson

A self-taught artist and photographer, Hap Wilson has travelled over sixty thousand kilometres by canoe and snowshoe, and embarked on more than three hundred wilderness expeditions. He is one of North America's best-known wilderness guides and canoeists, and has been building sustainable trails for more than thirty years. He is also the co-founder of the environmental group Earthroots. He lives in Rosseau, Ontario.

Hap Wilson

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
Hap Wilson photo

Hap Wilson

A self-taught artist and photographer, Hap Wilson has travelled over sixty thousand kilometres by canoe and snowshoe, and embarked on more than three hundred wilderness expeditions. He is one of North America's best-known wilderness guides and canoeists, and has been building sustainable trails for more than thirty years. He is also the co-founder of the environmental group Earthroots. He lives in Rosseau, Ontario.

Ingrid Zschogner

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Ingrid Zschogner

Ingrid Zschogner is a self taught artist and outdoor enthusiast who has been creating detailed portraits in oil, graphite, and pastel for more than fifteen years. She is also a professional trailbuilder, wilderness guide, and environmental activist. To view Ingrid's portfolio, please visit her website at www.wildrosedesigns.ca.