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PostPosted: April 4th, 2015, 8:57 pm 
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Hi folks! In August 2014 I did a 24 day solo trip in Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. One call to Harlan at Red Lake Outfitters handled all my logistics for bushplane flight in and out, and hotel in Red Lake. I shot some video, and will post them as I get them uploaded to YT.

I paddled through the north central and central part of the Park which got hit heavy by the fall 2012 "snow down" blowdown. The Park and volunteer RLO’s have done an amazing job in clearing the portage trails and many campsites, and all is well! I did experience some blowdown across and within Sabourin Creek on the way to Thicketwood (subject of Part 3), but nothing a little log hopping and boat sliding did not take care of. One short unexpected bushwhack turned out to be the only issue, not serious. Other than that, all the trails were in great shape. As is usual in the Boreal, I did have to clear some fresh blowdown in a few campsites, but this is normal in the less frequently travelled Boreal. As always, bring a big saw, spare saw blade, and an axe if you feel comfortable with one.
I saw two canoe parties the entire trip, and only bumped into one group of motorized fisherfolks on one day.

This is "slow TV", low key, just the "usual". Hope you enjoy the series!

Here are the links to Parts 1, 2 and 3. More to come.

Part 1: Flying in, and first camp


Part 2: Bear foraging evidence


Part 3: Blowdown City

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PostPosted: April 4th, 2015, 9:53 pm 
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I always look forward to your video posts Hoop. As I alluded to in my PM, this series of videos provides a little reconnaissance in my case, so thanks for that. I'll be watching for the additional videos as you make them available.

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PostPosted: April 5th, 2015, 10:48 am 
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ahhhh, I was wondering and waiting for that 3rd video! Thanks!

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PostPosted: April 5th, 2015, 8:50 pm 
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Bump. Video #4 is out for those of you that are following.

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PostPosted: April 7th, 2015, 6:37 am 
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Thanks Canoeguitar!
Thanks Swift!

Part 4 is now uploaded. Title is "Wetlands and Burned Forest".


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PostPosted: April 7th, 2015, 8:16 am 
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Awesome videos HOOP!
Your “just the usual” are all trips of a lifetime
for me.

Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2015, 3:12 pm 
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Thanks Blinker!

Parts 5,6, and 7 are uploaded. More of "the usual", where I don't have to "survive", no sasquatches, and the good old "boring Boreal" keeps on rolling by....






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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2015, 10:15 pm 
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Hoop, thanks for posting the latest instalments of your WCPP series.

I learn something new every time I watch one of your videos - it is like a continuing ed course!

Keep 'em coming!

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PostPosted: May 8th, 2015, 12:21 am 
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Thanks for bringing back fantastic memories, HOOP! I started following your latest series on YouTube before I found this thread, so it took some time for me to realize you were in the Bloodvein system. Your mention of Saburin Creek perked up my ears. The mention of Saburin Lake *really* perked up my ears. ;)

We did the Bloodvein route from Lund Lake to Lake Winnipeg back in the August of 2008. I'd love to go back to WCPP/Atikaki soon - I really miss that landscape.

What portage was it between 4:20 and 4:50 in Pt.7 ? It looks so painfully familiar, but even after scanning the maps, I couldn't quite remember where it was.


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PostPosted: May 8th, 2015, 6:07 am 
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Thanks True North!

Thanks Kolgrimr! That portage in the part 7 you asked about is the outflow of Larus Lake, flowing into Lawrence Lake. :D

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PostPosted: June 13th, 2015, 11:42 am 
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Hi folks, Parts 8-11 are uploaded. :D

Part 8: Marshy Creek


Part 9: Rocky Island Campsite



Part 10: Rocks, Trees, Water



Part 11: Classic Boreal Landscape

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PostPosted: June 13th, 2015, 1:00 pm 
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Thanks so much for posting. Your videos make me wish I was out there.
Great job and really educational. :clap:


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PostPosted: June 14th, 2015, 7:53 pm 
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Very nice work - I took a break from my packing to check them out. I've never understood those giant fire pits either.

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Thanks Ralph! I wish I was out there too, rather than here in front of my computer!

Thanks JMC! Where are you paddling this summer?

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