Author: Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director

Trail Dispatch – A visit with Jessieloosie

Coordinates: 66.08.795 N, 65.38.324 W Temperature: -20 °F/ -29 °C Wind: 5 MPH/ 8 KPH Cloud Cover: Clear skies becoming partly cloudy Sunrise: 5:50 a.m. Sunset: 5:14 p.m. Jessieloosie Eeshuglutak, an Inuit elder with a warm smile and sparkling eyes, invited Abby and me into a sod house by the ice-covered Pangnirtung shore. Lasaloosie built […]

Trail Dispatch – Travel Over Ice

Coordinates: 65.59.5 N, 67.04.0 WDistance Traveled: 22 mi/ 35 kmTemperature: -13 °F/ -25 °CWind: 20 MPH/ 32 KPHCloud Cover: Clear skies Traveling over sea ice is nothing at all like the skating rink I used to know in Boston. There the ice was smooth and flawless, made perfect by the zamboni several times a day. […]

Trail Dispatch – Mushing with Simon

Coordinates: 64° 36 N, 67° 04 W Distance Traveled: 15 mi/ 24 kmTemperature: -4 °F/ -20 °CWind: Variable 10-18 MPH/15-30 KPH Cloud Cover: Mostly clear with passing low-lying clouds. Ice crystals in the air created a triple ‘sun dog’ around the sun Sunrise: 6:38 a.m. Sunset: 4:44 p.m. All but one of Simon’s ten dogs […]