BWCA Solo Crossing of Labrador w/ Saku Boundary Waters Group Forum: Solo Tripping
Chat Rooms (0 Chatting)  |  Search  |   Login/Join
* For the benefit of the community, commercial posting is not allowed.
Boundary Waters Quetico Forum
   Group Forum: Solo Tripping
      Solo Crossing of Labrador w/ Saku     

Author

Text

phisherman
distinguished member (121)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/03/2020 05:31PM  
Wondered if anyone was watching this docuseries on youtube? Very well done, compelling, solo w/dog in its finest. Part 4 was posted the other day...about a third, perhaps, of the journey completed. Check it out.

Justin Barbour: Across Labrador Wild by Canoe
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next
05/03/2020 05:56PM  
I've been watching it, along with Northern Scavenger's Boreal to Barrenlands expedition on YouTube. Enjoying both.
 
Pilgrimpaddler
distinguished member (249)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/03/2020 10:30PM  
I’ve been watching it - was waiting for part 4 to show up. He spends a lot of time lining his canoe!
 
tumblehome
distinguished member(2426)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
05/04/2020 07:50AM  
I didn't know about it. I'm starting to watch it now. Thanks!

Tom
 
05/04/2020 10:56AM  
Here's the other one for those who are interested.
 
05/06/2020 10:57AM  
i've canoed some of this route. haven't watched all the videos yet but my impressions are that soloing in this area is reckless. yes i know he's canadian and this is what they do, labrador and ungava are virtually uninhabited, alaska is crowded by comparison, rescue may not be available. the land and rivers are extremely rugged, crazy scary rapids, i've paddled a few rivers in alaska, they don't compare. i'll be watching these tonight.
 
05/07/2020 11:14AM  
Yes, been watching. Was hoping to see him at Caonecopia, but...you know.
 
05/07/2020 01:27PM  
I'm a big fan of his. Really wanted to see him at Canoecopia, maybe next year.
What do you guys think of his inflatable boat? not to replace the canoe for the main part of the trip but as a possible way to hike in to remote lakes with just the raft, rod and lunch.
 
05/13/2020 09:08PM  
Here's a link to the other one for those who are interested. Not a solo, but a major expedition. Very tough. They posted episode 11 today, which is about 4 weeks into it.
 
Portage99
distinguished member(562)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
06/11/2020 10:43PM  
phisherman: "Wondered if anyone was watching this docuseries on youtube? Very well done, compelling, solo w/dog in its finest. Part 4 was posted the other day...about a third, perhaps, of the journey completed. Check it out.

Justin Barbour: Across Labrador Wild by Canoe "


Wow! Just finished the first episode. That's mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing.
 
06/12/2020 06:01AM  
Yeah I watched the Labrador crossing last week and now I'm on his earlier crossing of Newfoundland. He puts a huge effort into filming with multiple cameras going at the same time including a "doggy cam". He's very entertaining too and tough as nails. That Labrador trip rivals what BeaV did in Alaska just not as life threatening.

If anyone could duplicate BeaV's trip I think Justin would have a shot. I'm specifically thinking of the Bering sea section that BeaV amazingly survived.

 
jcavenagh
distinguished member(4479)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
08/22/2020 03:59PM  
I tumled onto this channel by accident.
I watched the whole series and am going through some of the other adventures.
I enjoy his videos.
 
jcavenagh
distinguished member(4479)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberpower member
 
08/22/2020 04:01PM  
boonie: " Here's a link to the other one for those who are interested. Not a solo, but a major expedition. Very tough. They posted episode 11 today, which is about 4 weeks into it. "
Yeah, I have communicated with these guys.
They do a great job.
 
08/22/2020 07:10PM  
Yeah, they've done some Wabakimi stuff I know.

I enjoyed the videos on both channels. Those were both tough trips.
 
WonderMonkey
distinguished member(781)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
01/19/2022 03:56PM  
I've watched all except the "52 Day Wild North Atlantic Island Camping Adventure" of which I'm on episode 6. I really enjoy them.
 
tumblehome
distinguished member(2426)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
01/28/2022 06:16AM  
I just finished watching the whole series of videos from Justin crossing Labrador.

I usually don’t watch those types of videos too often on YouTube but this one was a real keeper. His perseverance and sheer brute strength to get as far as he did was amazing. Truly inspiring!
Tom
 
01/28/2022 12:14PM  
tumblehome: "I just finished watching the whole series of videos from Justin crossing Labrador.


I usually don’t watch those types of videos too often on YouTube but this one was a real keeper. His perseverance and sheer brute strength to get as far as he did was amazing. Truly inspiring!
Tom"


He said he eventually wants to go back where he left his boat and finish the trip. Hopefully it’s this year!
 
hobbydog
distinguished member(1957)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
01/31/2022 11:48AM  
Just finished watching. I give a lot of credit to Suku the lab. I would never want to take my dog on a trip like that. To many ways for him to get seriously injured and adds a new dimension of risk to the trip.

Pretty cool scenery and well edited.
 
tumblehome
distinguished member(2426)distinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished memberdistinguished member
 
02/03/2022 11:18AM  
hobbydog: "Just finished watching. I give a lot of credit to Suku the lab. I would never want to take my dog on a trip like that. To many ways for him to get seriously injured and adds a new dimension of risk to the trip.


Pretty cool scenery and well edited. "


Agreed about the dog and risk of injury. However, the dog has done many gruelling trips with him and he loves that dog, even inadvertantly called the dog his son in a video. Justin treats that dog with so much love.

However, there is an element of risk with a dog but after watching his videos, the dog is an integral part of the trip and the two need each other.
Tom
 
02/03/2022 12:34PM  
The dog is not a lab. I forget the breed name but it’s a water dog of some sort. I think it’s origin comes from New Foundland but I could be wrong on that.

This is one of Saku’s first big adventures. He was just a pup here and I think it’s where Justin talks about where he got him from. It’s pretty intense as there’s a few rather big miss-haps.

68 Days Across New Foundland ep 1
 
02/05/2022 02:17PM  
TomT: "The dog is not a lab. I forget the breed name but it’s a water dog of some sort. I think it’s origin comes from New Foundland but I could be wrong on that."

Apparently a Cape Shore Water Dog, and they are apparently an ancestor of Labs.

If the Googles are to be believed...
 
02/05/2022 02:51PM  
sns: "TomT: "The dog is not a lab. I forget the breed name but it’s a water dog of some sort. I think it’s origin comes from New Foundland but I could be wrong on that."


Apparently a Cape Shore Water Dog, and they are apparently an ancestor of Labs.


If the Googles are to be believed..."


Yep that’s it! Thanks. One tough water dog living his best life.
 
      Print Top Bottom Previous Next