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Doing Stuff Outdoors-107


Raul and Caroline Aguiar with their dog Whiskey

Raul and Caroline Aguiar with their dog Whiskey

Rancho La Bellota is a 2800 acre horse ranch located just 40 miles south of the Tecate, California border and 75 miles south of the San Diego, California border in Baja California, Mexico. The ranch offers exciting trail rides and scenic exploration for all levels of riders, all of which are geared towards specific scenic destinations. Ride through shady oak groves, hidden water pools, quiet secluded valleys and vast mountain ranges as you step back in time to the days when man needed only a good horse, his dog and the simplicities of nature to round out a good day. Our feature interview today is with Caroline Aguiar of Baja Rancho La Bellota.

In our ‘Runners’ segment Gary meets a former runner who is now a hard-core Nordic Walker. He had to quit running after an injury and now more than makes up for it with his ‘pole walking’.

Gary also talks about his recent three day hike of the Dobson Trail in New Brunswick and we have music on the show by Cameron Latimer of British Columbia. Contact Doing Stuff Outdoors with your comments and outdoor adventures at


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photo by Ceci Flanagan-Snow

photo by Ceci Flanagan-Snow

In this edition we finish a story we started last year. We first spoke with Kimber Sider on DSO-45.

On April 28, 2008 Kimber and her horse Kat rode west from Trenton, Nova Scotia with a goal of the Pacific Coast of Canada, 6,000+km and 5-6 months down the road. Her driving inspiration is Barbara Kingscote’s 1949 journey from Mascouche, Quebec to Vancouver, British Columbia. Is it still possible for a lone woman in her twenties and her horse to make it across Canada almost purely on character and the hospitality of the Canadian spirit?

On October 4, 2008 Kimber and Kat found themselves facing west with their feet salty and wet. They had made it to the Pacific. And more importantly they had found not only the “generous heart of my country” that Barb had found, but also an inspiring pioneering spirit. It had taken them 160 days, during which they had been taken in by 112 families and been supported by hundreds of Canadians coast to coast.

“Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History” is two Canadian women, two generations apart, going against convention with a unique, yet shared sense of adventure, a simple equine mode of transportation and, most importantly, a desire to discover the Canada of their day.

Our feature interview today is with Kimber Sider. Also on the show comments about snow in Alberta in May and the joys of longboarding and freebording. Music by the The Acousticals.  Contact us at

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