We are now back at the pond,. settling in after completing our 700 km snowshoe journey from Lake Superior to James Bay! We walked through the town of Wawa into the rugged country of Whitefish Lake and the Shikwamkwa River. This is the Traditional Territory of the Robinson-Superior Treaty.
The next section of our route involved small lakes and portages over the continental divide separating the Atlantic and Arctic watersheds. The small, winding Little Missinaibi River took us to the headwaters of the mighty Missinaibi River. We walked the entire length of the Missinaibi (~500km) to the Moose River convergence. We finished the expedition heading down the Moose River to it’s mouth at the Arctic Ocean in James Bay. This entire section of our journey was through the Treaty 9 Traditional Territory of the Moose Cree First Nation.
13 of us travelled through 3 full-moon cycles, through -40*C weeks, white out winds, deep relentless slush and blissfully sunny days. We are humbled, encouraged and inspired by the majesty of the winter lands of the Boreal Forest.
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