Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wow I just went for the greatest hike, and think that it was possiblly one of the best days of my life.  I had such a great day.  The hike down the Goat Trail was so steep, like a 75 degree down grade. There are ropes on hills for safety, then there are ropes that you have to use. In this case it is the latter reason. The path is around  16 inches wide and nice and easy at first then it drops off. It was interesting trying to find a crossing for all the creeks. There must have been 5 different tributaries, all like 8 ft wide. The valley was so breathe taking being out there all alone, it was quiet and peaceful. Amazing. I was very successful in finding any fossils in Fossil Canyon but to be honest I wasn't really looking that hard, I was more interested in making my way up the river to the waterfall. I am off for now I am simply put exhausted. What a great day.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mars 2010 It was hazy, but you could still see it. This was at 2 am
Jack Fish Lake 2010
Mackenzie mountain range
Edward Pana, works with me at Northern
Check out how clear the water is.

So last night I stayed up late well I guess late for me, at 2 am I finally got a great shot of Mars, it was so hazy that I didnt think that I was going to be able to get it.  The rest of these pics are from my last few days, around town and Jackfish Lake. tomorrow I am going hiking to fossil canyon, and will have more great pics. I have to say I am excited to get back to Tuk, not that being in Norman Wells isn't fun. However this town is kinda like home, nice to be here for a visit, but I want to experience the north.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tonight Cheyenne and myself went up to Jackfish Lake. What a great little park, there is a small look out with three or four bbq's. A dock with 4 canoes, if you take your own paddles you can use the canoes.  Next time I will be going canoeing for sure. It was quite a drive to get to the lake, but fully worth it. On the way back Cheyenne took me to the ski cabin, which is kinda off the beaten path. It is an old log cabin on the top of a hill over looking the village. Anyone from town is allowed to use it. There is a fire pit with a bunch of chairs, and benches. Then inside more benchs with a large air tight store. and one window. This is such a great idea, all winter long the cabin is used. there is also an outhouse with two holes. Couples bathroom???