Indiana Lola

Excerpt from article by Johnathan K. Matthie:

Where in the world? January 2020

Exhibits January 2020: Quinte Arts Council ~ “FACES” Bridge Street East, Belleville Parrott Gallery ~ “BAFFIN ISLAND” Pinnacle Street, Belleville Focus Coffee Bar ~ select works ~ Bridge Street, Belleville  

Upcoming events!!

Saturday, February 01, 2020 ~ 2 – 3 pm Return engagement: Trek the Akshayuk Pass, Baffin Island Parrott Art Gallery/Belleville Public Library, Pinnacle Street, Belleville, ON. PLUS: Don’t miss the Show & Sale of select photographic images from Baffin Island at the Parrott Gallery until February 07, 2020. Wednesday, May 20, 2020 ~ 7 –…

Guelph: Trek to the Snows of Kilimanjaro

A big THANK YOU to the 70+ attendees who trekked virtually with me to the 19,351’/5895 metre high summit of Kilimanjaro hosted by the Guelph Public Library. I’m pictured here with some of my friends and fellow aviators from Waterloo on the Grand 99s.

Armchair Traveler Lecture Series

A big THANK YOU to the STANDING ROOM only CROWD of 80+ who attended last night’s lecture, Trek the Akshayuk Pass. I had a great time chatting about the adventure and look forward to future opportunities. Photography SHOW & SALE of associated images continues to February 7th, 2020. “Your lecture was fabulous—informative, great eye-candy sprinkled…

Passing the Arctic Circle

At our Windy Lake camp, we discussed staying two nights to facilitate a side-trek climb to the reputedly spectacular Schwartzenbach Falls. We decided against this because we’d be forced to start the following day at 04:30, traverse two serious glacial streams, and walk 14km to our next planned camp, three km north of our planned…

Day 10— 2 KM north of Arctic Circle

Another stunning day. Today’s trail took us along hard-pack dirt paths, warm sand hills, and Windy Lake’s steep rocky moraine. We feel so fortunate as we remember the Park Ranger’s words, “some people do this hike and see nothing but clouds.” Even on our planned day of rest (Day 8), the constant drizzle made the…

Summit Lake area (Day 8 & 9)

After a late start at 17:00 hours on Day 1, we quickly established a pattern of setting camp early-to-mid afternoon, resting, reading, & writing until supper around 17:30 then ETB. Mornings saw us underway by about 06:00 hours, earlier if we needed to cross a Significant River. By noon, the blazing sun had transformed the upper…