*Winter 2020* Missinaibi Finale

$800.00$3,200.00 CAD

Dates: Mar 14 – Apr 4, 2020 (3 weeks; yes, 3 weeks!)
Price: $3200

This is it, the big one!  By far the longest, very likely the hardest trip that Lure has ever offered!  We will continue the epic adventure that was the Missinaibi Headwaters, and the Upper Missinaibi and continue further north on the final leg of this majestic river!

Please contact us to discuss if this trip is right for you before signing up!

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Description

Three weeks and 240km of uninterrupted winter wilderness on a Canadian Heritage River, need we say more? (If “yes”, read on below).

The “Lower Missinaibi” section continues where the “Upper Missinaibi” expedition leaves off.  We’ll continue north, downstream, for 240km past the awe-inspiring Thunderhouse Falls and Hell’s Gate Canyon before dropping off the Canadian Shield onto the James Bay Lowlands, where the river will widen and the landscape change dramatically from rock outcrops to big clay hills.

The Missinaibi River is one of the most historically important rivers in northern Ontario, and with this offering, along with our “Missinaibi Headwaters” and “Upper Missinaibi” trips, you can now join us, over the years, for the entire duration of this magnificent journey!

Multi-week trips like these are what we dreamed about when we started Lure of the North, so we’re extremely excited about offering trips of this nature!  The level of immersion from three weeks of winter wandering will be profound and your body and mind will sing from the joys and hardship of a physical winter expedition.  This will truly be an adventure of a lifetime.  Given the huge commitment required to signup for a trip like this, we are unlikely to offer 3 week trips every year.

This will be our Explorer’s Club Expedition of 2020, meaning a flexible attitude is required.  Dave has walked this section of river over a decade ago, as his first foray into longer northern snowshoe trips.  This time we’ll be pushing later into the season in hopes of easier travel conditions, but that will lend it’s own set of new challenges to face!  This historically important travel route would have been snowshoed regularly in years past, but we will very likely be the first team to walk this section of river since Dave and Colin did a decade ago!

Additional information

Dates

Mar 14 – Apr 4, 2020

Start and End Location

This trip will start and end in Mattice, Ontario (ride shares can be arranged from Sudbury, ON)

Duration

22 days (20 days on trip!)

Distance

240km!

Region

The lower Missinaibi River, from the town of Mattice, ON north to where the Missinaibi River empties into the Moose River. At that point we will catch the Polar Bear Express train back to the land of paved highways!

Difficulty

This is breaking new ground for us: by far the longest trip we've offered to date and quite possibly the hardest. A high level of physical and mental preparedness is absolutely required. We are pushing later into the season than we ever have before, in hopes of finding easier late-winter travel conditions. That will mean longer days of sunshine, and when the going is good we're going to have to take advantage of that! Training is mandatory!

If you haven't joined us for a previous trip, please contact us!

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