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PostPosted: November 16th, 2022, 8:49 pm 
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The snow has been on the ground for a bit and it's looking like it's not going anywhere soon so I finished off another northern canoe trip report.

Back to Baker Lake, Nunavut, to start another canoe trip, this time on Snow Bunting Lake, Quoich River, Ketyet River, and Baker Lake in 2019.

https://www.myccr.com/canoeroutes/snow- ... baker-lake

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2022, 11:27 am 
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Interesting route, good read, and 100 free kilometers. What's not to like?

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2022, 2:59 pm 
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Excellent trip and report, Brian. I’m impressed with how you commit to bathing in such dreary weather! I also learned the term one-footing.

Thanks for sharing.

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PostPosted: November 17th, 2022, 3:15 pm 
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Really interesting trip. Pictures were very helpful to understand the country and the rivers.
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PostPosted: November 18th, 2022, 2:59 pm 
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Thanks jmc, Ralph, and Michael, all good comments.

The term one footing might have come from crossing frozen lakes when you keep one foot in the canoe while one foot outside the canoe pushing on the ice. If the ice doesn’t support your foot/weight you shift your weight to the foot in to boat. I use the same one footing technique in shallow rocky water and rapids, one foot in the canoe and the other foot on rocks or in the water and again when it’s too deep or when your foot slips off a rock you shift your weight to the foot in the boat. One footing works pretty good in tandem, similar to tandem paddling, with one blade/foot on opposite sides of the boat. It's usually best when employed for short distances. It's another tool for your toolbox, in addition to paddling, wading, lining, running whitewater, dragging, portaging, etc.

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