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The Daniel Trask Story
« on: February 09, 2014, 08:00:23 PM »
I find this to be a very interesting story of a young man who headed back into the wilderness of Temagami, in search of the freedom that's so lacking in the social world we live in.  I can certainly relate, although I do take many more precautions to mitigate any similar occurrence, since I do most of my wilderness exploring alone. 

One thing I learned from this story is something they referred to as "paradoxical undressing", which is explained in the story, and sounds quite plausible, since they also found his backpack about 5 miles south of where they found some of his winter clothes.  This would say to me that he was headed north, after possibly falling through the ice on Diamond Lake.

 http://www.explore-mag.com/the-story-behind-a-missing-man

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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 09:33:24 AM »
pretty compelling story. the bush can be harsh and unforgiving.
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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 10:15:53 AM »
Ain't it the truth Zeker.  People may call me a wuss, because I never, Ever, EVER walk on frozen lakes, or rivers, while I'm out exploring. If you fall through the ice in no man's land, alone, you are in a real, immediate,  life-threatening situation.  Certainly, knowing what to do would help, but nobody really knows how they will react until it happens.  If you don't have the means, or the ability to make a fire, you might just panic, and try to run to somewhere you feel is close enough to find shelter.  This could be what Daniel Trask did.  They may eventually find his body in a small cave, or hole that he crawled into for shelter. 
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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2014, 01:59:35 AM »
We continue to search for Daniel, thanks to the MibSAR team.  We sure hope this is the year we find the caves he talked about from his spring/summer solo trip in 2011 and hopefully find him.


For updates on Ottertooth Forum: http://www.ottertooth.com/discus/messages/3/129857.html?1372649740

For Daniel's site by MibSAR:  http://www.tinyurl.com/DanielTrask

Maureen Trask (Daniel's Mom)

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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2014, 06:17:22 AM »
wishing you success in finding your boy.
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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 07:37:37 AM »
do we have any canoe trippers, or back woods campers,  who have done the temagami area, here on the forum? I have not been there for decades but perhaps someone we know, has been within the last cpl yrs. or is heading that way.
ty for the reminder trasker, the season for tripper is coming up and its good to refresh folks' mind to be aware if they see a sign of something odd. most signs would be weathered and worn by now, but one never knows.
 
 
 
 
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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2014, 08:17:50 AM »
ty icrcc for linking these 2.. I was just looking for NPs post.
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Re: The Daniel Trask Story
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2014, 11:13:49 AM »
My son spends a lot time in this area, both in the summer and winter. He works in that area and knows it very well. I spend time there too but to a much lesser extent.  There are some isolated good fishing back there. I don't go back into many lakes in the winter any more. I have never been back as far as Maple Mountain but have always wanted to make the trip.
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