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PostPosted: May 26th, 2009, 3:52 pm 
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Just back from the Slates ... well, I've been home for a week but have been busy painting.

If you are thinking about visiting the Slates this might be a good year.
The caribou survived the winter in great condition.

I went there with the idea of filling in a portion of "A year in the Life of a Caribou" ... we've got lots of pictures and video from our two fall trips ... 2007 and 2008.

I expected to find the herd in a dilapidated state ... you know ... ribs sticking out and very dull coats.
Was I ever surprised to find them in such good shape.

Here's a set of pictures of our friend Buddy ...
http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Buddy%2001.JPG
http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Buddy%2002.JPG
http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Buddy%2003.JPG

And some of the guy we named Dave ....
http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Dave%2001.JPG
http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Dave%2002.JPG

And another guy that I got quite close to before I went back to the tent and got the camera ...
http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Other%20Fella%2001.JPG

The weather at that time of year leaves a little to be desired ... there was ice on the bay preventing us from landing near my desired campsite so I had to lug all my equipment about 200 meters before I could start camp setup.
However, once set up the wood stove kept me warm when I needed it.
There were a few nights of freezing temperatures ... enough to freeze the bay .... http://www.cariboucharters.com/Photos/Ice%20on%20Bay%2001.JPG

While I was there we had a few really windy days that knocked a lot of browse down so the caribou will be well fed for quite a while ... and the meadows are greening up to provide some other food sources.

So ... if you are interested in the trip of a lifetime ... see http://www.cariboucharters.com
And give Doug a call.

Scott


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PostPosted: May 26th, 2009, 4:34 pm 
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Those are some great shots, Scott.
You can see the ribs on the third caribou but it looks like Dave made it through with flying colors.
Great lookin tent, too.

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PostPosted: May 26th, 2009, 5:16 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments ...

Here's the tent interior .....
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The table is all prefabed with aluminum legs and supports ... built around the measurements of the tote boxes.

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