Sunday, February 5, 2012

Paddle into Nilkitkwa Lake Photos

Here are some photos from our paddle into the cabin on Nilkitkwa Lake.  The wintery surroundings suggest the temperatures are colder than they are, we were fortunate and it was only -1 Celcius on the paddle in.  The water was super clear and we could see lots of salmon skeletons at the bottom of the river.

Getting the canoe down to the water.



Loaded up and ready to go!

 





Our fellow winter travellers appreciated the canoe as we were able to pack in all the heavy items like food and beverages while they snowshoed into the cabin.
Mark enjoying himself in the stern!

Paddling out was a little more work as we paddled against the current to get back to Fort Babine but again so worth it.


Mama Moose and her Calf at the rivers edge
This is the snowiest paddle we have ever done and the plan is to head back this summer and paddle from Tukii Resort on Lake Babine down Rainbow Alley and into Nilkitkwa Lake.  This will be about 20 miles so we will camp out one night en route - looking forward to that trip already.



All buddled up!


Sunset from the cabin
Night time view from the cabin from the lake
Traditional group shot before heading out
Tiffiny, Peter and Melaney - where's Waldo aka. Mark



Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin