Photos

Here’s a few shots from my time in Northern Canada in 2007 as a member of the Trans Arctic Expedition. Photos taken by my talented trip comrades.

Looking out over Artillery Lake's frozen expanse. We pulled our canoes across 80 miles of ice total, with the 60 miles across Artillery being the longest stretch.

A late srping thaw meant we were forced to walk to make miles. Fashioning the bow-lines like make-shift harness, we "mushed" our way north to the Hanbury River.

Paddling at last; overall our trip covered 800+ miles from Great Slave Lake to Chantrey Inlet in the Arctic Ocean in Northwest Territories and Nunvat, Canada.

Our wildrerness canoeing background from Camp Koochi-I-Ching helped navigate icy whitwater in the Hanbury, Thelon, Morse and Back Rivers of the Arctic.

Wilderness travel provides excellent scenary, like thsi campsite perched atop the 30-foot Helen Falls. Seen on the far right of the picture was our camp for the night before floating down teh Hanbury through Dickson Canyon.

A long stretch of our trip was on the Back River, where we witnessed a spectacle of the Tundra: the annual Caribuo Migration. An astonishing sight captured in this one-of-many pictures.

Native American artifacts served as infrequent reminders that we weren't the first to travel these lands.

The Musk Ox is another great mammal of the Arctic. We saw this one in a group of about 7 creeping into our camp on a windy afternoon.

The Musk Ox is another great mammal of the Arctic. We saw this one in a group of about 7 creeping into our camp on a windy afternoon.

This picture, with the flat horizon and pale moon was taken at the darkest point in the night from inside the Arctic Circle.

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  • 1. Bingham Lofts (@BinghamLofts)  |  November 20, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    Dude, that’s a super picture of the Helen Fall. I grew up near a wild river and we were always under the falls.

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