X Canada Solo Canoe Expedition https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/ X Canada Solo Canoe Expedition BC Coast https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979467 54979467 Pacific Ocean, British Columbia Day three of the 6 month expedition. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54971453 54971453 BC Coast, Day 3 https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972270 54972270 The 51 Kilometer Portage This was the big one. 51 Kilometer portage from the Pacific Coast, up and over the Coast Mountains! https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972273 54972273 Getting into gthe snowpack along the portage https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972274 54972274 Sanifer Lake A brief 500 meter paddle just prior to camp along the Portage (51 K) from Hell. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972271 54972271 Back on the water! Tahtsa Lake https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972272 54972272 Tahtsa Lake Relaxing in camp on Tahtsa Lake, north of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, British Columbia. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54971452 54971452 Sanifer Lake Not a bad view from camp during a canoe trip 'eh? https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972275 54972275 Portage from Hell Camp Taking a day off in the mountains during the big portage... 51 kilometers! https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972276 54972276 Portage from Hell Cutting through the Coast Mountains in BC. An epic 51 kilometer trek from sea level, up and over a mountain pass at 3300 feet and then down to a series of lakes at 2700 feet to resume paddling. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54972277 54972277 A high powered escort fleet Leaving Prince George BC after a day off with friends Iain and Debbie Chadwick, the local racers came out with me on the Fraser River to see me off. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973622 54973622 Heading up the Fraser River Still in BC, making headway on a 65 kilometer upriver section on the Fraser River. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973623 54973623 Myself and Debbie at the start of the 11 Kilometer Giscombe Portage Debbie took a day off from work and drove up to help me through the big 11 kilometer Giscombe Poortage. This is the portage over the height of land that forms the Arctic Divide, separating the Pacific watershed from the Artic watershed. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973625 54973625 Leaving the Fraser River for the Giscombe Portage https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973624 54973624 Giscombe Portage 11 kilometers through very wet, swampy and overgrown portage trail. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973626 54973626 Arctic Divide This point marks the divide between water flowing to the Pacific Ocean from that flowing into the Arctic. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973621 54973621 Summit Lake Summit Lake, the start of the Arctic watershed. Beautiful little lake at the end of the Giscombe Portage. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975486 54975486 Entering the Crooked River Exiting Summit lake and heading onto the Crooked River. Very aptly named, plenty of tight little turns on this pretty little river. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975487 54975487 Macleod Lake Hudsons Bay Company post. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976626 54976626 Williston Lake This is actually the 10th largest man made reservoir in the World. The Bennet Dam which holds back this massive lake was created to generate hydro for the huge Alcan aluminum smelter in nearby Kittimat where I began the expedition. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54971456 54971456 Williston Lake The Peace Reach on Williston Lake, cutting right through the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54971454 54971454 Williston Lake https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975488 54975488 Williston Lake https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975489 54975489 Williston Lake https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975490 54975490 Williston Lake https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975491 54975491 Crossing the massive Bennet Dam Williston Lake forming the background. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975492 54975492 Below the Dam. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975485 54975485 Old Fur Trade Post at Hudsons Hope https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54975484 54975484 Peace River Alberta Taking a break along the Peace River, charging up the laptop. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54971455 54971455 Peace River from Hudsons Hope British Columbia https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976627 54976627 Deer Crossing on the Peace River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54978391 54978391 Deer swimming across the Peace River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976628 54976628 Peace River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976630 54976630 Old cabin about 100 meters in off the Peace River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976629 54976629 Bridge over the Peace River at Dunvegan Alberta https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976631 54976631 Fur Trade Base from Dunvegan Alberta This place is worth checking out, very nice buildings from an old Hudsons Bay company outpost. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54976623 54976623 Me at Dunvegan Fur Trade Base https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54978392 54978392 Never know who you are going to meet on the river! A group of 4 Brits paddling a birchbark canoe along the Peace, upriver, following the journey's of Alexander Mackenzie to Bella Coola BC.Took them 3 years to do what could be done in one year easily enough. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54978393 54978393 PAddling out from the town of PEace River, located along the...well...the Peace River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54978390 54978390 One of the only rapids on the 1200 kilometer long Peace River. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979468 54979468 Peace River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54978394 54978394 Rendezvous Lake Partway into the OTHER "Portage From Hell"...the epic 19 kilometer Methye Portage in Saskatchewan! https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54973244 54973244 Peace River, not far from Lake Athabasca https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979469 54979469 Lake Athasbasca from Potato Island https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979471 54979471 Lake Athasbasca from Potato Island Writing in the journal. This was one of the best nights in camp I had! Epic memories!! https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979472 54979472 Lake Athasbasca from Potato Island https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979473 54979473 Sunset along the Athabasca River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979474 54979474 Athabasca River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979475 54979475 Upriver on the Athabasca River Photo taken along an upriver paddle of 280 kilometers on the Athabasca River. Afterwards? My reward was another 140 kilomers upriver on the much faster Clearwater River...then an epic 19 kilometer portaage to the Churchill River system. https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979476 54979476 Story coming soon.... Cheers to you all guys and many thanks! https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979477 54979477 Clearwater River One of several upriver portages https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979478 54979478 Clearwater River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979466 54979466 https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54982318 54982318 Clearwater River https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54979465 54979465 Clearwater River Saskatchewan, not far from the Methye Portage https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54982319 54982319 The end of the Methye Portage This one was actually tougher than the 51 kilometer portage from hell back in BC! https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54982320 54982320 Winnipeg Manitiba https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54982321 54982321 https://www.joeopaddles.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=54982322 54982322 Winnipeg Manitoba 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