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Elk & Thelon River - 2013 - Sony Cybershot DSC-HX20V
An old hand flying the North.
The Great Northland. Also known as the mosquito breeding grounds.
ready to go
The sudden end of a sailing day, when a lot of wind became too much wind.
Eskers, highways of the north.
The Elk River is esker country.
storm proof: Hilleberg Soulo.
better to portage
approaching Biblowitz Esker
Part of Biblowitz Esker
cleared by many years of wind
Lush green on the lee side
Golf course camping
Beginning of rapids
Elk River - Thelon junction ahead
still Granite Falls
an almost dead square boulder in the middle of nowhere
lining up the clouds
Sand dunes on the Thelon.
Thelon Canyon at the beginning.
At the end of the portage, before making the ferry to river left.
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.
Running on river left. It's fast and pushy. If you like: www.youtube.com/watch?v=01kP16Zdy6o
Upstream as seen from the same location.
Hiking to Helen Falls on the Hanbury River.
Helen Falls on the Hanbury River.
old canoeists' cairn
View from on top of The Gap (up stream)
The Gap - down stream.
Barren Lands without end.
Hornby's cabin remains
John Hornby, Harold Adlard, Edgar Christian
a good meal
On top of the Pingo.
Sic Sics - checking upon the intruder
The guardians of the north.
Or the scourge?
making use of (supposedly) the last good fire wood
no axe needed
a different blue
Camp just before Thelon Bluffs.
Approaching Beverly Lake
An ancient seabed?
Looks perfect, but sadly, these days, there are issues with potentially harmful levels of methyl-mercury.
Rather shocking when I learned this from a serious source.
Bad story, but probably worth knowing(?)
Svein - all of a sudden - out of the nowhere.
Svein up ahead on the right
First signs of people.
The final express way to Baker Lake.
last stop before town
Must be a miserable life in summer.
perma frost protection