Weekend Warm-Up: Coppermine River Expedition 2012

Weekend Warm-Up: Coppermine River Expedition 2012
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How would you spend a getaway with the boys? Fishing? Watching sports with lots of junk food? Canoeing maniacs Max Florence, Jesse Coleman, Seth Wotten, Stef Superina, Andrew Stachiw and Jon Metcalfe kicked things up a notch in that department and decided to embark on a 50-day, 2,000km expedition to the Arctic Ocean for the ultimate guys’ trip through the Canadian wilderness. They set off from Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, prepared to navigate the great and minor lakes, unpredictable rapids and barren landscape to Kugluktuk, formerly Coppermine. They tried keep a steady pace of eight hours paddling a day (roughly 50km). They paddled the north shore of Great Slave Lake into its scenic East Arm. As the tenth largest lake in the world, Great Slave can build up quite a fetch, but their journey blessed them with... .... Continue Reading at Explorers Web



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