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Age: 65+

Member since February 2015

experienced wilderness bkpkr,snowshoe,skitourng,bicycle, kayak,truck&/or.trailer


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UPDATED 23 April,2018: I'm a wilderness oriented mountain hiker, back pack camping, bicycling, ocean/river & lake tour kayaker - have done back country ski touring and heli ski touring with Alpine Club of Cda- hauled many different types of trailers from commercial extended length oilfield, to RV - Ex military and forestry parachutist & forestry drop master, and briefly with the Cdn Sport Parachuting Assoc.- Ex member of Alpine Club of Canada & mountain hut custodian -Life Member of the Canadian Youth Hostels Assoc. >now know as Hosteling International - have participated as a member of the West Yellowhead Endurance Riders Assoc. as both a participant & safety rider in 30 mile mtn endurance horse racing - Forestry back ground -arctic work experience & winter travel on foot -Raised 6 kids, have 12 grand children -new wife coming from Hong Kong hopefully by early summer 2018 -small amount of guiding trips > includes South China Sea near Hong Kong, around the south, east & west end of Vancouver island, Quadra Island, coastal near Tofino & coastal near Prince Rupert BC, Local lakes and some river activity in SW, north Central Alberta, East coast of Nova Scotia, (Tangirs & islands) & E. side of Cape Breton Island -kayaking off Orkney Islands north of Scotland -added Nation Lakes Northern BC -Waterton Lks -Maligne Lk, all of these of 1 week tour duration.
I'm presently semi retired, self employed in the metal recycling and transportration industry locally. New member of, and have RV trailering experience as a "boondocker" by 14 - 16ft V nose cargo trailering and new 2017, 32 foot holiday trailer now.
With apologies that my response rate I see is not impressive at 33%, I have been recovering from a 2013 flood that wiped me out of home, vehicles, closure of business, & a move to a new home in Cayley, Alberta - 15 minute drive from the High River site, loss of 2nd wife, and remarried. I will endeavor to respond more quickly .......

Skills & Expertise to Share

Have a quiet curiosity about a few things - maybe not at an impressive university degree level, but life has been a great instructor : I had been active since childhood with a few things: a small trap line, horse wrangler, and big game hunting for meat, then I decided to check out the rest of the world: starting in wilderness mountain hiking, backpack camping, bicycling, river & lake canoe/kayak touring > PAST EXPERIENCE IN: basic Recruit training & weapons handling, parachutist and military search and rescue, mtn ski touring, Alpine Club of Canada, early yrs in site renovations 1960s Hostel life member, bicycling highway long distance, bush roads & cut lines - ex-custom designer in various mediums - specific in teaching leather tooling - agriculture; designed & built small self sufficient farm and family home in northern farm community, animal husbandry, ex Horse trainer, conditioner, Safety rider and participant in mountain endurance horse racing - some solo rock climbing, ex forestry fire look out, and fire tower supervision, forest fire fighter, Paracargo drop master, tree faller, tree skidder & pulpmill worker - new road, northern airport & railway surveying - Health care, emergency nursing, orthopedics, long term care - cub, scout, & jr forest wardens and girl guards Leader/supervisor - Gas plant and salt water injection plant operation -Local & long haul Semi truck & all kinds of trailers driver, Some USA and lots in Canada. from Inuvik and Fairbanks - ice roads in northern Alberta and NWT. Boom truck, crane and oilfield flat deck hauling, meat & frozen food products to locations across northern USA coast to coast, and Georgia/Alabama north thru central USA - and Holiday trailering with 5th wheel & holiday bumper pulls, flat deck, and cargo trailers - now studying to become a retired, slower living, online digital marketer, as I get ready for my new married life and the joys of quieter living - maybe.
Have expanded interest in ocean kayak coastal exporations after previous time checking out many areas around south, west and east Vancouver Island, then Prince Rupert, and more recent - north west BC wilderness trip on Nation Lakes, Jasper area Maligne Lake, then northern Atlantic waters in the Orkney Islands, and then South China Sea with my new wife. I have even mastered raising and teaching 6 kids, a complete Christmas dinner, baking powder buscuits, and now starting over with some of my outdoor life for 12 grand children.

mtnwildgoose's Pets

I Presently do not have pets of any form.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Misc places in various commercial trucking places thru out Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Southern BC., Alberta, and the Dempster and Alaska highway, Kananaskis country, main streets and side streets of Banff, Jasper, Calgary, Edmonton, Cochrane, Iron River, Jasper, National parks after Sept, and many places in between. Small amount enroute to Prince Rupert, and on Vancouver Island and Demster Highway.

mtnwildgoose's Hometown

was High River - and it means just what it says (when it does flood usually late June, but not every year) - has a couple antique shops, bike paths, pottery shop, one hour to the mtns, for hiking, rock climbing, fishing, water sports not far away either. Kananaskis country, small airport, Antique shops in Nanton 1/2 hr. south of here, Have moved home to Cayley, Alberta - 15 minutes south of High River & about 40 minutes south of Calgary south end- have room on a boulevard beside my new location as well as the High River site for boondocking. power only there and the other options similar to High River site, High River is fenced with locked gates. Cayley has no pet enclosures. - - - For 2018 I will be in Lethbridge week end of 17 to 18 or 19 March/18, and have planned periodic week or weekend trips of 2 to 4 days at a time, some with no internet, or phone. send more than 1 email when attempting to contact me please. - one of the reasons I have been so difficult to be contacted. I use my cell phone about 90% of the time.

mtnwildgoose's Guest Details

mtnwildgoose's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

32 feet long

Use F350 one ton to tow 1. a 21 foot V-nose Cargo trailer for off road trips, and to haul 3 kayaks and 2 bicycles, 2. a 32 foot holiday trailer, with two slide-outs(no Photo yet). that replaced the fifth wheel trailer in photo

mtnwildgoose's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

mtnwildgoose Has 1 Host Location

mtnwildgoose Landing

Cayley, AB, CA
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References from Guests (4)


August 2019

Great spot close to mountains and Calgary

Hey Garry,

We hope everything is ok for you. We are now in Kelowna. Maybe our future place to will visit us with your bike...
Before we enjoyed the mountains in Canmore.

All the best for you and your wife.

Jeremy and Maeva


June 2019

Great spot and very good person

He helped me to repair my bike, he guave us his map of calgary, he passed time with us to help us how find a job for the season and a place to stay. And his place is not far from calgary.

Thank you for your sympaty !!


June 2019

Nice quiet location

Thank you for being a wonderful host. We enjoyed meeting you family and hearing of your adventures.


June 2018


Thank you so much for hosting us. Our stay at mtnwildgoose was very pleasant. Our host was very nice and we enjoyed several interresting conversations. All the amenities were as described.
Thanks again mtnwildgoose