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Paddling Leaders

Tom Todd

All images Copyright © 2012 - 2018 Tom Todd  (unless otherwise noted)

Although I've paddled all my life, 1989 was my lucky year. That year I took the NHAMC Paddlers Whitewater school and began meeting all these wonderful paddling friends. I've learned from them and now I give back. Meeting Carl & Margie through the club made reality of life-long dreams of paddling in the Canadian North on multi-week expeditions. Once you know what you are doing, there is no need for a guide.

I've now managed to paddle the Rio Grande, De Pas, George, Coppermine, Bonaventure, Cascapedia, Ashuapmushuan, Rupert, Wind, St. John, Allagash, and many other rivers, all because of my friends at the NHAMC Paddlers.

"Go Placidly Among Raging Waters"
Oh, yes, I've learned whitewater paddling in addition and now paddle and lead Class IV trips, although I'm most comfortable on class III. I liken it to a "ballet on water", tough for a big guy like me. In appreciation for all that I've learned, I enjoy leading, teaching, and helping writing for the club. I also enjoy taking pictures as you see below.

Poling on the Wind River, Yukon
July 27, 2010


Running a deep rapid
Elk River, Northwest Territories, July 11, 2011

Esker in the Barrens
Elk River, Northwest Territories, July 9, 2011

Awaiting Fur Season, perhaps forever?
Elk River, Northwest Territories, July 17, 2011

Ready to go
Elk River, Northwest Territories, July 18, 2011

Elk River, Northwest Territories, July 14, 2011

"Alright", not "Go Right"
Rupert River, Quebec, July 26, 2005

Our Beautiful Campsite ... gone!
The Quebec Hydro Dam is now about 200' upstream of the point.
Rupert River, Quebec, July 27, 2005

Northern Life
Chisasibi, Fort George, Quebec
Rupert River Side Trip, Quebec, August 1, 2005

Forest Fire Patchwork
On the Shield, without soil the sphagnum burns for months.
Rupert River, Quebec, August 4, 2005

Wedding Waltz
Off to a rocky start, bouquet in hand
Thelon River, Nunavut, July 31, 2011

Musk Ox on the Barrens
Thelon River, Nunavut, August 8, 2011

Wind River, Yukon, July 26, 2010


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