09 Little Buffalo River
Trip Start May 04, 2009
23Trip End Oct 15, 2009
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Where I stayed
Little Buffalo River Territorial Campground
We launched our kayaks (numerous times) and paddled down the Little Buffalo River for our first glimpse of Great Slave Lake -- it is huge, being the second largest lake wholly within Canada (28,438 square kilometres and over 2,000 feet deep). Cindy and Bogie fished and caught a Pike (released) and a Whitefish that escaped.
Visited Fort Resolution, which is twenty kilometres from our campsite and the longest occupied town in NWT, to try and find ice - we failed
Great Slave Lake can become very rough quickly as we found out on our last day as a quick storm blew up (giving me some time to organize recent pictures and notes) but paddling up the river and on the lake during calm weather is a delight. The Eureka four-man tent got beat-up badly in the wind and rain -- the fly now needs duct tape in a couple of places and a couple of bent poles will need straightening..
Will head for the Mackenzie River area tomorrow after a quick stop in Hay River for their library internet service.
- A new tent is now on my wish list…
- Interesting that there seems to be fewer hawks here; I think it has something to do with the owls hunting in daylight (and the limited night) in the far north.