I was still a little bleary eyed as I crawled out of the back of my Jeep. Our camp, on the shore of Longue Pointe,… Read More »Cape Jones Expedition Part 6 – Cape Jones
What mode of winter travel is best? It always depends. Whether you should use skis or snowshoes depends on skill level, terrain, snow conditions, vegetation and many other factors. Simply said, “it depends”. Skis, snowshoes, or post holing all have their pros and cons.
A Pulk sled is considered by many to be a superior way to haul gear in arctic or winter conditions. Rigging a pulk the right way can make the difference between a great winter experience or a disappointment.
Here we will explore some options for getting started in bikepacking. We will cover the “on the cheap” system and the “I have a reasonable budget to spend” version.
“AR” and I walked across the wet gravel expanse. The crushed stones and grey sand carpeted the entrance of modern aluminum doors for the commercial… Read More »Cape Jones Expedition Part 5 – Negotiating for Transport to Cape Jones
We sat in the huge white tent and the milky light faded as evening settled. The tent was big enough for a circus. It had… Read More »Cape Jones Expedition Part 4 – Mamoweedow, Meeting the Cree
We had just arrived at Longue Pointe, the northern terminus of any road in eastern North America. The point serves as a launch for hunting… Read More »Cape Jones Expedition Part 3 – Longue Pointe
Thump-thump…clank. Every few seconds we would hit a full width trough in the payment and the Jeep would jump, followed by the tinkle of metal… Read More »Cape Jones Expedition Part 2 – James Bay Road
“Do we just wait in line here?” I asked the preteen Cree girl and her friend as they watched our convoy maneuver slowly for the… Read More »Cape Jones Expedition Part 1 – Beginnings
If you fall through the ice, will you die of hypothermia within 5-10 minutes? Nope, not true!!!