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PostPosted: July 26th, 2007, 11:45 pm 
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Just back from my Ellice river trip. It went very well:

If you put in where we did, do not take a canoe you are emotionly involved with
Lots of rapids I strongly recommend a spray deck unless you enjoy walking
There are a number of significant portages
the lake trout had clearly never seen lures before

it was well worth the money it cost to get in and out.

I will put together a more detailed report over the next month or so
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How did you get out? People I know canoed from the Back/Ellice to Cambridge Bay, and were lucky to make it alive.

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we flew in from Yellowknife and got picked up at the mouth of the river and flew back to Yellowknife

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Doug;
HUGE rapids!!!!!
Let us know once you have a trip report done.
Was the timing good? did you run into any ice on lakes IE was the ice pic at the beginning or end of trip?

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PostPosted: July 27th, 2007, 10:31 pm 
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Great to hear of another Ellice trip!

We did a trip in 2005 from Healy Lake, down the Baillie, across the Back, up to and then down the Ellice to saltwater. Couldn't agree more about taking a boat that you're not emotionally tied to! On the Nunavut Canoe Routes forum, I posted a brief breakdown of the trip a while back. Check it out if you're interested.

The headwaters of the Ellice... some rugged country! Makes me smile to think about it. We dealt with ice on a tributary of the Baillie and then on some of the headwater lakes going up to the Ellice. We started June 22nd spent a week on a frozen and ice-choked river and were still skirting ice on the lakes near the Ellice on July 4th!

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we flew in to goose lake on an unnamed tributary, we named it the goose river. All of the major ice was encountered in the first 2 days. There were always snow banks available to chill the chardonay

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