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How solo can you go?
arlan Schwartz, creator of the solotripping.
com website, left his flock alone last summer
and started a five-month solo trip from Ontario’s
Algonquin Park to Manitoba’s lake Winnipeg.
He was stopped by a painful reminder of how
tripping solo raises the stakes. Read his expert ad-
Photo: harlan sChwartz
vice on being prepared to be alone on page 51.
Schwartz covers how to go alone, but not having moved from Toronto to Red lake, On-
why. “Freedom. I eat when I’m hungry, sleep tario, shortly after filing his story.
when I’m tired, paddle at my own pace. The trip The only thing between Red lake and the
is finished when I get back to my vehicle. This Manitoba border is Woodland Caribou Park,
attitude doesn’t work well with groups.” the main reason for Schwartz’s call to U-haul.
With a reported 60,000 hits a month, “It’s all about quality of life,” explains Schwartz.
Schwartz is busy managing the traffic on his “I’ll be paddling 10 minutes after leaving work.”
site. He’ll have less time for the computer now, » Ian MerrInger
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