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Old 07-24-2010, 01:00 AM
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I'm back 100% from up far north. It was really nice up there, we had a major heat wave up there for most of the project, it was up to 31 deg celcius most days, which puts it in the around 90F I think. Here everyone was expecting it to be a frozen tundra... nope, warm, muggy since we were in the McKenzie River Valley. The sun did stay up for abour 23 hours a day, it got 'dark' for about an hour while we were there simply cuz the sun dipped behind the mountains that make the valley.

It was also very expensive for any groceries that we wanted to buy outside of what out camp was supplying. I spent $17 to pick up an 8-pack of coka-cola!

So here's a few pics of the trip.








And here's the first camp we stayed at, I don't have any of the second, but they all look the same from the outside.



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Man that McKenzie River sure is clear. Great pix.
How far north were you? 23hour days is a long way north to the best of my knowledge.
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Cool pics, thanks for sharing those Kurtis and welcome back man! Now, silly question, but where is that in relation to the arctic circle? Guess I would have expected it to have been colder as well, but I wonder what the water temp was in those pics. Do I have a feeling there are more pics or am I just being greedy?

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Great pics. When I was in AK in the summer time, the mosquitoes worked for the Red Cross and came in swarms. Did you have that kind of a problem?
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Great pics. When I was in AK in the summer time, the mosquitoes worked for the Red Cross and came in swarms. Did you have that kind of a problem?
They got bad on the last few days when the temp started to drop to around 15 deg C at night, but they wern't anywhere as bad as we were expecting. I found Zama was 10x worse, and that's northern Alberta. Not so bad as it's a flowing river, little to no ground bogginess as it all shale and runs to the river.

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Cool pics, thanks for sharing those Kurtis and welcome back man! Now, silly question, but where is that in relation to the arctic circle? Guess I would have expected it to have been colder as well, but I wonder what the water temp was in those pics. Do I have a feeling there are more pics or am I just being greedy?

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and sorry, not too many pics, was either sleeping, eating, or working. 13hr days, 'nigh'shift, and the crew driver didn't leave me much time. Have some pics of our quick fishing trip up to a lake 20 min away. It was the most fish I've ever seen caught in a non-stocked lake. between the 3 canoes and 5 rods we landed 42 fish in 2 hours! One time we actually had 4 fish on at once. I'll some more up once I get them loaded off the camera.
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Cool, thanks for the link, neat place to read about! And more pics, too, thanks man!!!

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