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Author:  Ted [ August 3rd, 2005, 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Thelon Trip Pictures

Just managed to get a few pictures of the trip up for viewing if anyone is interested. Start down in in the middle of row 4. Before that is not really Thelon.

It's a wonderous place the Barrens and the Thelon in particular.
cheers, Ted

http://www.parkerclan.ca/thelon.php

Author:  SteveBoal [ August 3rd, 2005, 10:16 pm ]
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Stunning pictures. Thanks for posting.

Author:  PaddleChic [ August 3rd, 2005, 11:37 pm ]
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VERY DISCO indeed! :wink:
Absolutely amazing shots - the landscape is breathtaking. Now I want to go more than ever... thanks for sharing!

Author:  Gerald Guay [ August 4th, 2005, 5:13 am ]
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Great pics Ted.
Makes me want to go back.
Gerald

Author:  kanudreams [ August 5th, 2005, 2:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Great Pictures

I would very much like to return some day.

Gerald, I think we were very lucky to have missed the bugs.!!!! :lol: :doh:

Author:  Rolf Kraiker [ August 5th, 2005, 3:12 pm ]
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I've posted this link before, but here are some more photos of the Thelon if anyone's interested
http://www.blazingpaddles.ca/trip_reports/thelon_2001/
Have to agree with TT, the barrenlands are wonderous and the Thelon is a special place within a special place.

Author:  kanudreams [ August 5th, 2005, 3:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Oh sure, make me look again

It was your damned pictures and report that got me interested in the first place. Thanks a bunch :clap:


A marvelous place indeed.

Seems we all have stories to tell of a certain outfitter up there, but in the end, it was a great trip, everything worked out, and I would probably do business with him again if he manages to keep the place going.

But Air Tindi is the best. The lady that runs it is great and very helpful.

Author:  Gerald Guay [ August 5th, 2005, 7:09 pm ]
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Kanudreams wrote:
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Gerald, I think we were very lucky to have missed the bugs.!!!!

Yes we were lucky, but if you remember it was darn cold those first 3-4 days in mid/late June of 2004.
Maybe Ted does not know about the bugs all being on one side of the river only. Maybe we should have told him about that phenomenon. A little like the Muskoxen that are suppose to be only river left. Nah…. Let’s keep it our secret. Those poor flies have to have something to feed on. :wink:
Cheers,
GG

Author:  George Luste [ October 12th, 2007, 3:37 pm ]
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For anybody who has visited or plans to visit the Hornby cabin and gravesites on the Thelon River:

There will a presentation by Margaret Vokes, the daughter of Hal Wilson, about her father's northern travels. He was the leader of the party of four in two canoes who on July 21, 1928 found the Hornby cabin and the bodies.

They had started at Fort McMurray June 1 on a Hudson Bay shallow draft paddle wheel steamer and took to their canoes at Ft Smith on June 5. They reached Baker Lake on August 4th where they were fortunate to meet a supply schooner.

Come to the Feb 8 & 9th Toronto Symposium to see and hear more. :roll:

A shameless plug. :oops:

Author:  idylwyld [ October 13th, 2007, 1:13 pm ]
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The original link above is broken. Here is the new link to the Thelon River photos.

http://www.parkerclan.ca/thelon.php

Author:  larry gross [ October 13th, 2007, 3:47 pm ]
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idylwyld wrote:
The original link above is broken. Here is the new link to the Thelon River photos.

http://www.parkerclan.ca/thelon.php


yeah.. thanks.. I thought it was me...

nice pix...

a question..

is this from 2007 or 2005?

next question - one of the pix shows TWO canoes on a plane.

On more than one occasion. we have been told that there can only be one canoe on one pontoon per plane..

does anyone know the truth to this? sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread.

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