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.
Hap Wilson has paddled over 50,000 km from coast-to-coast and is the recipient of the Bill Mason Award. He is the author of numerous books including Canoeing, Kayaking and Hiking Temagami. During the making of the Attenborough movie "Grey Owl," Wilson worked as actor Pierce Brosnan's personal outdoors-skills trainer. He lives in Rosseau, Ontario.
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.
Trails and Tribulations is the story of an expert outdoorsman familiar to many Canadians. It bursts with energy, honesty and surprisingly good storytelling.