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PostPosted: November 28th, 2016, 9:06 pm 
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What a fantastic report! Thank you for sharing.


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Really excellent trip report and adventure. Thanks for sharing this and your photos to bring it all to life.

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Thanks!


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excellent trip report and pics!!!
enjoyed it thoroughly - good work :thumbup:


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PostPosted: February 21st, 2021, 4:44 pm 
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I recently came back to this wonderful report for the 2nd or 3rd time:

"We launched at 05:00. Our plan was to paddle the last 90 km in one day, to avoid camping overnight in polar bear territory.."

So, how far away from the bay do you think polar come?


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PostPosted: August 27th, 2021, 7:18 pm 
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Ipaddle wrote:
I recently came back to this wonderful report for the 2nd or 3rd time:

"We launched at 05:00. Our plan was to paddle the last 90 km in one day, to avoid camping overnight in polar bear territory.."

So, how far away from the bay do you think polar come?


Not sure how I missed this; but, better late than never.

Polar bears will often travel 100km from the bay though the closer you get to the bay, the more likely you'll encounter one. Climate change has affected polar bears behaviour though. Check out this article from 2010:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba ... h-1.955021


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PostPosted: November 2nd, 2023, 11:10 pm 
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I'm settling into winter now and scheming future paddling trips. This one is on my bucket list, good write up and discussion. Following on the thread of evading polar bears... The paddle from confluence with gods river is indeed close to 90km, what is the river speed like near the bay? On the Yukon river, for example, 70 km might tuck nicely into bankers hours. I've found that avoiding bugs comes down to travelling very early or late season. I'm guessing early season could also avoid polar bears as they would be on the ice and late season they're desperate and inland. What would early season be up there, May? I checked the parks Canada site for camping at York factory, a chicken wire fenced compound, would that really keep a polar bear from eating me?


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