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Old 09-29-2009, 06:36 AM   #11
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Quesnel, just an hour from the Bowron Lake Circuit. About the most beautiful place I've ever canoed.
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:50 AM   #12
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Hi: mosquitodirk...I for one am disgusted and . Posting DIRTY pictures. I thought JeffZ took measures to prevent such displays on this clean forum!!! Alf
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:01 PM   #13
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Re: Dempster Extreme Make-over

fear not Escape Artist - that's hopefully as dirty as it will get.

Jim - I head out for a solo circuit of the Bowron chain tomorrow. Hopefully the rain stops today (it's supposed to be sunny for the rest of the week). I'm hoping to do it in 4 days, I have 5 if necessary.
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I am jealous Dirk. I have not been on the circuit since February, with intentions of heading back this winter as well. We never fully made it around the circuit on skis. I last did it by canoe 2 years ago this September. We took 8 days with a 1 day layover, and averaged close to 4 hours a day paddle time. If at all possible, I would recommend taking as much time as you can afford. It offers lots of great photo opportunities. Usually September is fairly dry, but we had rain on 7 out of the 8 days, sometimes most of the day, but most often intermittent. Rain really does not bother us, we know quite well how to keep everything but the outside of stuff dry.
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Old 09-29-2009, 04:09 PM   #15
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oooh - I would love to have 8 days to do it, but alas, I must return to work at some point. I'm also going solo, so there won't be much to do besides paddle (and, of course, take photos).

How do you ski it? Do you pull a sled or carry your gear?
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We pulled pulks, it is much easier. It takes just as much physical strength to pull as it does to carry, but it is WAY easier on the body. We had deep, soft, warm snow which was terrible for pulling, but if it is wind-blown and packed, you can fly.
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