Monday, June 29, 2009

HELLO FROM INUVIK







Grizzly






Gray Wolf.......................................................................................................................................


We made it to the end of the Dempster today. We drove to Fort McPherson yesterday and left the trailer there today, driving to Inuvik with just the truck. It took us just under three hours to do the just under 200 kms. Lots of the travel was at 90-100 kmph as the road is in very good shape. We talked to some people at the Arctic Circle yesterday who said the road was really slippery and treacherous at this end so some of the team were all for turning back. However, we are rough and tough and hard to bluff so we kept on truckin and had no problems at all. (YET!) Shortly after that we saw our grizzly then about 4 kms later a gray wolf. The grizzly I shot from the trailer roof as he was up a bank from the road.
We'll head back to the trailer shortly and begin the long drive out tomorrow. Weather has been mixed cloud and sun today with temperatures up to about 10C (50F). We had two free ferry rides this morning and will again on the return. The MacKenzie one is longer as it is a pretty big river.