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Canoe trips, Churchill River

Churchill River Canoe Trip 4

February 20, 2021

The next day we zipped down Little Rock Trout Rapids but as we rounded the corner below the wind changed direction and was blowing right in our face.  We managed to paddle to a small island against the wind and landed on the lee shore.  We climbed to the top of the island and again […]

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Canoe trips, Churchill River

Churchill River Canoe Trip 3

February 20, 2021

We ran Silent Rapid to the delight of the kids who love fast moving water.  We had a nice paddle and found another beautiful camp that was not marked on the map.  It was a hot day so after pumping only one bottle of water I dove in the lake in all my clothes to […]

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Canoe trips, Churchill River

Churchill River Canoe Trip 2

February 20, 2021

We woke up to a completely still morning with the sun shining into our tent.  It’s hard to leave such a beautiful camp but we were confident that this whole trip was going to be beautiful.  The wind had picked up by the time we left so we paddled to the end of Sandfly Lake […]

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Canoe trips, Churchill River

Churchill River Canoe Trip 1

February 20, 2021

It was a rough and dusty drive from Missinipi Saskatchewan to our put in on Pinehouse Lake.  From Pinehouse we would spend the next couple of weeks travelling downstream on the Churchill River system back to Missinipi. While we loaded our gear into our two canoes our 6 year old daughter Molly couldn’t resist her […]

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Arctic Ocean, Canoe trips

Canoeing the Arctic Ocean

June 14, 2019

Three in the morning and the wind woke us up.  It had switched directions and was blowing hard with an ominous looking cloud off to the northwest.  It had been a hot day, but the wind was really cold now.  We got up to take down the bug tent and pull the canoes higher up […]

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Arctic Ocean, Canoe trips

Paddling out of Tuktoyaktuk

June 13, 2019

In 2018 the first summer road to the Arctic Ocean in Canada was open to the public.  To us this meant we could drive right to the Arctic Ocean and launch our canoes into the Beaufort Sea.  Excited we planned a canoe trip out of Tuktoyaktuk, north up the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula. Researching the trip proved […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Paddling the Yukon River to Dawson City

December 31, 2016

Leaving Fort Selkirk felt strange for us since this would be the last leg of our canoe trip.  Our next destination was where we would pull off the river in Dawson City. We have grown accustomed to slow starts in the morning.  Chuck slept over 12 hours and still woke up tired.  It rained off […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Visit to Fort Selkirk

November 26, 2016

Paddling downstream from Carmacks we got back into the wilderness very quickly, thank goodness!  It was a beautiful paddle, with scenic hills surrounding a wide river valley.  We passed some native fishing camps. Many salmon were hanging on the wooden racks in the smoke filled fish house.  It looked so inviting we wished we could […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Paddling the Yukon River to Carmacks

October 18, 2016

It was mid-July, we had been going for 16 days and we still have over 600 km to paddle to get to Dawson City.  We had finally reached the Yukon River and would not be paddling anymore lakes so we expected to start covering more distance every day, but thinking ahead to how much further […]

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Canoe trips, Yukon River

Paddling beautiful Lake Laberge

September 26, 2016

Whitehorse was a significant midpoint of our trip, while not even close to half way in terms of distance it seemed to cut our trip in two. We were able to unload some of our excess gear and resupply with the food we had stashed.  Once past Whitehorse we felt like were on a different […]

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