Mountain River from Palmer Lake

CanadaNorthwest TerritoriesMackenzie
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Additional Route Information
Distance: 
312 km
Duration: 
15 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
8000 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Advanced
Lake Travel: 
Advanced
Portaging: 
Difficult
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
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Route Description
Technical Guide: 

Access by float plane from Norman Wells
Start at Palmer Lake
P 8,000 m from Palmer Lake to Mountain River
(First 3,000 m on good trails)
(Last 5,000 m can be difficult - hilly, swampy)
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): 
Mount Eduni 106 A Sans Sault Rapids 106 H Fort Good Hope 106 I