North Canol Snowmobile/Ski Trip

It is still full on winter (-35 degrees) and bottomless powder in Yukon NorthWest Territories. We did not make the 600 km trip to Norman Wells due to very deep powder, but made it half way and skiied fabulous un-named mountains in the MacKenzie Range! Came away with some great stock shots.

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Two nights spent camped on “the barrens”, look at that light!

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My friend, Tom, dwarfed by the mountains in the MacKenzie Range

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It’s not cheap up there! We carried 28 jerry cans of gas in our sleds, $1100 (1400lbs) to make the 600km trip of which we made it half way.

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Fun, fun, fun! Endless untracked light fluffy powder, at times up to your shoulders!

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My friend, John, rippin’ it up. Beautiful dry powder shots!

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The North Canol was abandoned in 1943. The original Army trucks that built the road lie scattered in bunches along the edge of the trail.

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A very lonely border crossing into the NorthWest Territories.

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Yes!!!! I managed to photograph the dancing Aurora Borealis at 2am on the last night. A fitting farewell to a wonderful experience.

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We can see why the call of the North resonates with the visitor with the northern lights to guide your way!

 

North Canol Snowmobile Trip

Heading out tomorrow for an epic snowmobile trip (400km) on the North Canol Trail, beginning in Ross River in the Yukon and hopefully finishing in Norman Wells on the McKenzie River in the Northwest Territories.  This is a self propelled trip, where three of us carry all our gear on sleds, should be interesting, nothing save the odd outfitter cabin in the bush and lots and lots of wilderness.  Hoping to photograph those elusive northern lights along the way!   Gonna be fun!!!

Here's a shot from a previous trip in the Yukon ~ cold and clear

Here’s a shot from a previous trip in the Yukon ~ cold and clear

Incredible vistas are the norm in this region!

Incredible vistas are the norm in this region!

-25 degrees ~ thank goodness for this outfitters cabin!

-25 degrees ~ thank goodness for this outfitters cabin!

 

 

True Colours Dance Troupe at Goose Spit

Had some recent fun with the True Colours Dance Troupe shooting images for their marketing campaign for next year out at Goose Spit.  Those girls are troopers!!  Weather was great but still pretty cold and they were game!  By the time we were finished everyone was wet, cold but mom’s were on hand with hot chocolate and snacks.  Lot’s of fun working with these creative individuals.

Beautiful light, beautiful pose, well done Cassidy!

Beautiful light, beautiful pose, well done Cassidy!

Dancing on Water!

Dancing on Water!

True Colours Dance Troupe ~showing their colours!

True Colours Dance Troupe ~showing their colours!

 

True Colours Dance Troupe - 2014

True Colours Dance Troupe – 2014

Stormy light, serene dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Outdoor Guide Cover

Just found out one of my images is gracing the cover of the Vancouver Island Outdoor Guide for 2014.  The shot was taken near Clayoquot Sound at Virgin Falls,  about 1 ½ hrs northeast of Tofino.

Stock image from my collection graces the 2014 Vancouver Island Outdoor Guide

Stock image from my collection graces the 2014 Vancouver Island Outdoor Guide