The Most Northern Japanese Tourist?

Trip Start Aug 01, 2010
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Trip End Feb 16, 2012


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Flag of Canada  , Northwest Territories,
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Took a long drive on the Prosperous Lake Ice Road today. Had to check in with the dispatch for instructions of how to proceed North (i.e. break downs, animal sightings, etiquette of driving alongside the ice road truckers).  Between the frozen lakes, the land driving is called a 'portage'. Prosperous Lake starts at Portage 70 and goes up to Portage 105 where it meets the Tibbet-Contoyto Ice Road (that goes Portage 1 to Portage 69). We made it to Portage 84 and that took about two hours of careful driving. The ice roads were not as dangerous as the narrow and rough terrain on the portages. We were so far north that the trees were looking smaller, more willowy and less dense. I'd say we were approaching the tree line for sure.
Our Japanese guest was wondering if she was the most Northern Japanese tourist. Good question, (please comment if you have an idea about this).  Besides this extreme Sunday drive, we've been touring a lot of the Yellowknife Museums, Legislative Assembly, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, Tourist Centre, and other local attractions, etc...

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