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Paddlers of Great Slave Lake, NWT, Canada

A place to discuss our travels on the waters of Great Slave lake and the Territories and the waters that they are connected to. we will discuss anything that paddles or floats and really like rescue stuff

Website: http://www.tundrasails.ca
Location: Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Feb 20

Yelllowknife a fine starting point for your Great Slave journeys(and beyond)

Yellowknife is the perfect spot to start a trip on the lake. Historically many famous Arctic Explorations used the Lake as a starting point. From Yellowknife if you paddle hard enough you can reach three oceans. This involves some long trips, but they have been done before with gear no where near as nice as the stuff we have now.
Come on up and play much worse ways to spend your vacation you can be sure of that. Cheers, Greg

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The Slave River 2 Replies

Started by Andrew Denholm. Last reply by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) Jan 30, 2010.

More Paddlers needed for this place

Started by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) Mar 11, 2008.

today was a reminder of whats to come

Started by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) Mar 9, 2008.

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Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 20, 2008 at 3:49am
Another update for Andy.
Thank's Greg, I thought I would be further along as well, but that's how it goes. The ice held me back on three lakes putting me behind and then the Dubawnt River was a very tough one to get up. That was a big reason that I am closer than I planned n being. I am about three weeks behind as of yet and I am recovering for a few days here before heading out again. That next leg is to Wollaston Lake and then Reindeer Lake if I still have time, nd then I now thinkit wuld be nice to reach Cumberland House as an end destination as Churchill might be beyond my reach. I shall see.
More later,
Andy
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 19, 2008 at 5:23pm
This just in yesterday from Paddler Andy.

Hi all, whoever said I could never make it up the Dubawnt River was wrong!!!, but not by much. It took me longer than planned. So far I have seen musk ox, white wolves, grizzly bears, sandhill cranes up close, arctic hares, ground squirrels, a heard of barren ground caribou, and one of woodland caribou, a timber wolf (husky colour), ptarmigan, and many other wonders. I have also dropped some weight. I was held up by ice on three lakes and then made it to the Hanbury River which is an awesome white water river with many portages on it. That lead to the Thelon, and then Beverly Lake. From there it was up the Dubawnt River, a river that should have a one-way switch at the bottom to keep fools like me out. I battled my way up that river and across many windy lakes to reach the Chipman River system. I came down that and am now residing for the night in a lodge on Black Lake. I will re-supply tomorrow and head towards Wollaston Lake. That may be the end of my trip, but we will see. The road to here is now technically an all season road so i could end my trip here and accomplish my goal of paddling back to civilization, but I am not quite ready to give it up yet. More later,
Andy
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 16, 2008 at 8:27am
Daming the Slave , now that idea sucks Greg
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 13, 2008 at 5:50am
World Rivers day sociable is looking good, very positive response.
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 8, 2008 at 9:24am
September 28th is World Rivers Day and I think we should have a little get together at the river.day use area. The Paddlers are thinking about a small fire and BBQ, any thoughts, Thanks Greg
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 7, 2008 at 10:03pm
The kayak we found turns out to have once beonged to Thum ,my nieghbiours daughter. The kayak blew off the deck of thier houseboat years ago and they were unable to find it. Funny how things pop up, Anyway it is a repair in progress and they no longer want it. Funny how folks don't want boats that are all cracked an full of holes. Cheers, Greg
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 5, 2008 at 1:08am
Remember folks to sign up with www.paddling.net, it is free and they have a boat raffle on the go most of the time. Lots of good beta on the site. Cheers, Greg
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on September 4, 2008 at 1:20am
Todd and I rescued an old sunken fibreglass kayak and now have a spring repair project. Glass work and a paint job and she will be as good as new. Cheers, Greg
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on August 23, 2008 at 11:01am
Fall is getting closer and that will end our season before we like. Still a couple of months paddling but the roll practice is getting cool. i for one am seriously considering a dry suit. Slainte, Greg
Comment by Greg Loftus ( Cominco) on August 16, 2008 at 8:08pm
The silicone earplugs did not help but perhaps I moulded them incorretly. I wil ltry them again and also see what other types are available, Greg
 

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