Elk & Thelon River - 2013 - Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V
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An old hand flying the North.
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The Great Northland. Also known as the mosquito breeding grounds.
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ready to go
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The sudden end of a sailing day, when a lot of wind became too much wind.
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Woodgas stove
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Eskers, highways of the north.
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fully rigged
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The Elk River is esker country.
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storm proof: Hilleberg Soulo.
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better to portage
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portage
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approaching Biblowitz Esker
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Part of Biblowitz Esker
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cleared by many years of wind
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Lush green on the lee side
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Golf course camping
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Elk River
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Beginning of rapids
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Granite Falls
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Elk River - Thelon junction ahead
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still Granite Falls
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an almost dead square boulder in the middle of nowhere
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lining up the clouds
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Sand dunes on the Thelon.
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hard life
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Thelon Canyon at the beginning.
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At the end of the portage, before making the ferry to river left.
Thelon Canyon Ferry I once posted on Panoramio
This ferry will save you a few kilometers to portage. Make sure the water is high enough so you don't get stuck on a shallow ledge and turn sideways as you go down on river left.
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Running on river left. It's fast and pushy. If you like: www.youtube.com/watch?v=01kP16Zdy6o
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Upstream as seen from the same location.
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Hiking to Helen Falls on the Hanbury River.
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bugs galore
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Helen Falls on the Hanbury River.
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old canoeists' cairn
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Hanbury River
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Wardens Grove
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View from on top of The Gap (up stream)
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The Gap - down stream.
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Barren Lands without end.
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Hornby's cabin remains
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John Hornby, Harold Adlard, Edgar Christian
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a good meal
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Pingo
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On top of the Pingo.
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Sic Sics - checking upon the intruder
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Pingo view
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large skies
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The guardians of the north.
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Or the scourge?
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making use of (supposedly) the last good fire wood
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no axe needed
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frost boils
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a different blue
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Camp just before Thelon Bluffs.
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Thelon Bluff
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bug alarm
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Approaching Beverly Lake
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An ancient seabed?
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Looks perfect, but sadly, these days, there are issues with potentially harmful levels of methyl-mercury.
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Rather shocking when I learned this from a serious source.
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Bad story, but probably worth knowing(?)
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Peregrine Falcons
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Svein - all of a sudden - out of the nowhere.
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Svein up ahead on the right
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Aberdeen Lake
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First signs of people.
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The final express way to Baker Lake.
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last stop before town
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Baker Lake
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Must be a miserable life in summer.
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Inuktitut
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perma frost protection
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