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05/01/2022 09:20PM  
I'm just wondering if anyone else has seen this youtube video? It's four young Canadian guys who do a far north trip from Pickle L. ( i think it's the one near the northwestern corner of Wabakimi) up to Fort Severn on Hudson Bay.

Absolutely epic.

One of the guys interviewed said essentially, "I love being out here but I'll never come back here and do this (set of) river(s) again!". It was brutally hard portaging and paddling upstream for perhaps half the trip.

Looked like fun though. :) NINE RIVERS

Really well filmed and edited too.
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05/02/2022 07:28AM  
Saw it some years back and have watched it many times. Excellent canoe tripping film. I only wish it was longer. Favorite quote:" There was a time when we had a lot of smokes, now we have three smokes." I would also suggest Broadback by David Hartman as well.

05/02/2022 07:35AM  
Yes, I remember that quote! I was impressed at how hard they were working and still able to smoke :) I would've thought that their lungs would be burning. One guy (actually nearly all four of them) looked particularly burned-out by the time they were only a quarter of the way through the journey.

They were bushwhacking portages where there weren't any...impressive paddling mileage...going upstream a good portion of the way.

I'll check out the link. If there are other videos of far north river travels, feel free to suggest. Thanks!
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06/02/2022 06:32PM  
Robert Perkins films, some of far north solo trips. As I recall, they were done some years ago. I saw them on PBS years ago.
06/02/2022 08:57PM  
Thanks deerfoot. I'll check them out.
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