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Trail Dispatch – Lemmings

Location: Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut Today Simon pointed out lemming tracks to me in the snow. Other than the polar bear tracks we saw just after crossing the Akshayuk Pass in Auyuittuq National Park, these were the first tracks I had seen since we started climbing over the waterfalls. The upper reaches of the pass were wind-scoured […]

Trail Dispatch – Bears near and far

Coordinates: 68.16.406 N, 66.12.678 WDistance Traveled: 14.5 mi/ 23.5 kmTemperature: (9:00 pm) -24 °F/ -31°CWind: 0-5 MPH / 0-8 KPHCloud Cover: Clear skies all daySunrise: 5:21 a.m.Sunset: 7:37 p.m. Theo spent half the stay standing on top of his loaded sled, a pair of small binoculars in hand. He scanned the horizon meticulously for signs […]

Trail Dispatch – Polar Bears According to Theo

Coordinates: 68.12.254 N, 65.41.037W Distance Traveled: 19 mi/ 30 kmWind: 5-10 MPH / 16-24 KPH Cloud Cover: Hazy skies in the morning, clearing by afternoon Sunrise: 5:24 a.m. Sunset: 7:31 p.m. I started seeing polar bears as soon as I could start seeing into the distance. Probably right from my mother’s back. I don’t remember […]