In June 2016, a private group of nine journeyed to Inuvik, Northwest Territories. From there they flew in to the remote Ivvavik National park in the far northwest corner of Yukon Territory. For two weeks they experienced wilderness, wildlife, and whitewater as they kayaked and rafted the Firth River and hiked surrounding ridges and valleys. They floated over 80 miles from their starting point in the British Mountains to Nunaluk Spit on the Arctic Ocean shore. The boaters descended over 1500 feet of elevation and negotiated numerous Class III and IV rapids as the Firth made its way through boreal forest, canyons, and tundra to the sea. Extreme high water levels during the trip made for some memorable times.
John Schauer will share images and stories of this river adventure at the Blue Loon on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Admission is free. Donations are encouraged to cover club expenses. All ages are welcome; however, the Loon requires anyone under 21 to be accompanied by their OWN PARENT. Come early to eat, drink, and visit with other river enthusiasts.