Mountain River from Dusty Lake

CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesMackenzie
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
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Unknown
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
377 km
Duration: 
21 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
1000 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by float plane from Norman Wells
Start at Dusty Lake
P 1000 m from Dusty Lake to Mountain River
Fist Canyon
Section 3 km of fast water
Second Canyon 1,000 m long
19 km stretch on River
Third Canyon
Confluence with Stonehouse River
Confluence with Brunson Creek
6.5 km on river
Fourth Canyon - huge waves - nearly always portaged
Fifth Canyon - CBR
Sixth Canyon
54 km of braided channels
Confluence with MacKenzie River
Sans Sault Rapids
Downstream 80 km on MacKenzie
Finish at Fort Good Hope

Maps Required
Topo Maps (1:250,000): 
Bonnet Plume Lake 106 B Mount Eduni 106 A Sans Sault Rapids 106 H Fort Good Hope 106 I

Comments

Post date: Sat, 04/12/2014 - 14:35

Comments: 

Include several days for hiking in mountains and exploring features like tufa deposits and canyons in upper half of trip.

In low water, all of canyons are only intermediate paddling.

No lake travel is required.

An alternative to travelling down Mackenzie R. to Ft. Good Hope is to arrange for motorboat transport up Mackenzie River to Norman Wells.

Post date: Sat, 01/01/2000 - 07:00

Comments: 

In your route description it is
Stone Knife River, not Stonehouse River ...