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    Default Chasing our Trunks: Alberta, Oregon, Alaska, and Beyond!

    Hi folks,

    I've not posted in a long time, but I got a PM from a user about an old thread and decided to chime back in. Since my last sets of posts, I've taken to videotaping some trips. I am absolutely not, in any way, shape, or form, a professional videographer. I use a DSLR, a GoPro, and iMovie as my tools. These aren't meant to make us money or famous, we don't want to be the next St. Pierre, Fiennes, or otherwise. We just do 'em cuz it's a fun way to remember our trips, and to someday show the grandkids that we did cool stuff.

    I figured I'd share them with this community. I'm happy to answer any questions about any of the trips. I've found my skills have improved over the course of these videos but they never get any better than 'mediocre' so feel free to watch or pass as you see fit!

    The title, Chasing our Trunks, is based off one of my favourite books when I was a kid by Rudyard Kipling called the Elephant's Child. I remember my grandparents reading it to me and being amazed by the colours and animals. I didn't really 'get' it back then, but I was reminded of it by the trailer to the Grand Trunk Road, where a fellow named Rupert Grey cites the story. The story is about a young elephant who wonders why his trunk is so small and when he'll grow his bigger trunk. Upset, he goes to his Great Aunt, the Kolo Kolo bird, and she tells him to go find out what the Crocodile had for dinner. So off he goes, not really knowing the point of it all, but committed to finding out what the Croc had for Dinner so he could get his trunk. Along the way he met interesting people and had a grand adventure, and that's really what this kind of travel is about for us. It's not about the destination but the journey and the experience of getting there.

    Latest video from this year: CoT Oregon

    https://youtu.be/u-T9AGl_pSM

    2015: CoT: Alaska

    https://youtu.be/_kdag1sqXdA

    2014: CoT: Icefields Parkway

    https://youtu.be/__lFDC1w7S4

    2013: CoT: Northwest Territories Thanksgiving

    https://youtu.be/PLpy9YL-ReE


    Enjoy and happy travels!

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    Hey Craig, thanks for the links. I've thought about doing something similar but have been reluctant to tackle the learning curve, so good on ya.

    Looked thru your first 3 vids and I say well done !

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    Quote Originally Posted by klahanie View Post
    Hey Craig, thanks for the links. I've thought about doing something similar but have been reluctant to tackle the learning curve, so good on ya.

    Looked thru your first 3 vids and I say well done !
    Thanks klahanie! It was a bit steep but we're learning as we go, and we don't take it too seriously so if we flub a trip, so be it. We did a trip to Ontario in 2016, but sadly didn't have backups of our files for a good chunk of it (we blitzed through he Prairies and spent most of our time on the North Shore of Superior without wifi or cell service) and, Murphy's law, we lost most of the files. So, no 2016 video, but no skin off our backs either

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