Trail Dispatch – Students in Iglulik say

Temperature: 10 °F/ -12 °CWind: 9 MPH/ 15 KPHCloud Cover: Clear blue skiesSunrise: 2:46 a.m. Sunset: 12:08 a.m.   The schools in Iglulik, Nunavut are full of life and energy. The walls are decorated with student artwork, bright posters, and historic photos from the community. Sprinkled throughout both schools are handmade signs welcoming the Global […]

Trail Dispatch – Clyde Plans for Piqqusilirivvik Cultural School

Temperature: 10 °F/ -12 °CWind: 16 MPH/ 26 KPHCloud Cover: Low cloudsSunrise: 4:45 a.m.Sunset: 10:23 p.m. Rich in traditional culture, Clyde River was recently selected to host Nunavut’s Piqqusilirivvik cultural school, with satellite campuses located in Baker Lake and Iglulik. The selection is an honor for the community which was selected from a strong pool […]

Trail Dispatch – The First Igloo

Coordinates: 67.00.571 N, 64.39.964 WDistance Traveled: 13 mi/ 20.9 kmWind: 5 MPH / 8 KPHBarometric Pressure: 1048 hPaCloud Cover: Clear with a couple of lenticular clouds and alto cirrus clouds in late afternoonSunrise: 6:12 a.m.Sunset: 6:41 p.m.   I was cutting ice chunks with an axe to weigh down the snow flaps on our tent […]

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 […]