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PostPosted: October 13th, 2020, 9:14 pm 
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Technically a hike, but with 57 pack raft water crossings it could be seen as a canoe trip with frequent portaging.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Thelon-Esker-H ... e_internal

Includes a map of the route and some stunning photos of country very few people were allowed to see in 2020.

Saddest statistic: 800 km, 6 (yes, six) caribou.

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PostPosted: October 13th, 2020, 10:57 pm 
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Phenomenal trip...I salute you! I spent years guiding on Kasba, Kazan, Enadai, Mosquito, Dubawnt...always enjoyed day hikes and exploring over the next ridge...many times contemplating extended hikes through the tundra. Congratulations on the successful completion of your adventure.
The caribou stat is mind blowing...


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PostPosted: October 14th, 2020, 5:50 am 
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Thanks for sharing. The caribou\wolf situation is scary.

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PostPosted: October 14th, 2020, 10:22 am 
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Thanks Raven4, but it wasn't my adventure: I'm just another envious reader.

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PostPosted: October 14th, 2020, 4:42 pm 
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That's incredible


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PostPosted: October 14th, 2020, 9:36 pm 
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Those that have flown over the tundra country know that it seems there is about as much square milage covered by water as there is land. Eskers truly are amazing to hike along, however much of the rest can be spongy or ankle busting, sketchy walking. The tundra is a glacial piece of artwork...addictive. Really is an incredible accomplishment...would make many of my local Dene friends proud. And also sad about the lack of "deer".


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PostPosted: October 15th, 2020, 9:47 am 
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Really neat. Thanks for sharing that. Like others I've often daydreamed about walking across the tundra. Will probably never do it but it's fun to think about and fun to see someone who has.

Alan


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PostPosted: October 15th, 2020, 12:23 pm 
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Wowee.

Also here,
https://dwaynewohlgemuth.wixsite.com/by ... OVe3H7yLmY

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PostPosted: October 15th, 2020, 1:12 pm 
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Here's another past tundra hiker

http://www.marilynemarchand.com/en/huds ... gava-solo/

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