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PostPosted: March 15th, 2016, 4:18 pm 
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Another fantastic family expedition video by Dan Clark and family retracing the
Seton Expedition on the tundra.
https://vimeo.com/155524938
http://vimeo.com/155524938

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PostPosted: March 16th, 2016, 6:15 pm 
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Thanks PaddletotheSea for posting that link. I really enjoyed that video. I have paddled part of their route on the Lockhart from Artillery up, and it was great to see it again. The Upper Lockhart was one of my best trips. They covered an amazing distance from Yellowknife. Those kids are very lucky, and will grow up forever changed for the better, having had that summer on the Barrens.

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PostPosted: March 17th, 2016, 11:48 am 
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For those interested, Seton's book about his journey - "The Arctic Prairies" - which I don't think they mention in the video, is available free of charge in the Kindle store. It's a classic of northern travel.

https://www.amazon.ca/Arctic-Prairies-C ... nest+seton

In 1996 at Pike's Portage I met a couple of Japanese men, a writer and a photographer, and their outfitters, who were re-enacting Seton's voyage as the basis of a magazine article: they had a copy of the book translated into Japanese.

Young kids are rare on northern trips. Perhaps this video will show others what is possible. I know of another group that did a long trip from Yellowknife to the Barrens and back this past summer with their young children. I wish I had the chance to get started that young.

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PostPosted: March 17th, 2016, 1:04 pm 
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I was impressed several years ago when I first saw Dan's film and once again I'm impressed and so many fronts. We need more people promoting canoeing, canoe tripping, history, family, and so on....

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PostPosted: March 18th, 2016, 9:06 am 
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That is a superb video. The emphasis on humanity at play in nature. No ego or any of the chest thumping that mars so much of the look what what I did in my canoe crowd.
Very skilled film making and deserves to be recognized as such.
Thanks for sharing it paddletothesea.


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PostPosted: April 2nd, 2016, 1:55 pm 
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Paddletothesea, thanks for posting the links to these videos. The Seton trip film was incredibly moving. Beautiful moments captured and shared. Truly inspiring. I went on to watch two other Dan Clarke films of family trips linked at the Vimeo site. Wonderful films. I've just reached over to my bookcase to pull out my ancient copy of "Wild Animals I Have Known", a book that fuelled many a child's dreams about nature and exploration. I probably read those stories going on 50 years ago. Jack London's "Call of the Wild" and "White Fang" were obvious reads during the same era, as were a lesser known series I loved called, "Silver Chief". "Silver Chief, Dog of the North", The Return of Silver Chief", and "The Revenge of Silver Chief" provided me with hours of northern fantasy. Anyone remember those books? Two authors involved, if I remember correctly. Quite dated now, with overtly racist stereotypes, but I do remember eagerly seeking out each book of the series at our local bookmobile. Yes, the bookmobile in suburban London, Ontario. Does kind of date one, doesn't it?


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