After landing in Smithers it was a 2+ hour drive to the small village of Fort Babine and our put-in on the Babine River. As you can see from the photos the weather was stunning but warm it was not.
Paddling in the winter obviously means having the right gear and well Kokatat Watersports Wear delivers, as usual. My favourite piece, the Goretex Whirlpool Bibs and Mark's the Tempest Pant kept us warm and dry on the bottom. The Goretex Full Zip and Anorak Jackets kept us dry up top.
|Check out this ice-breaker|
Temperature was approximately -11 deg. Celsius and the snow depth at the put-in was about 4'. Water was low this year and snow was deeper than the last time we were up. This made for more challenges at the put-in and take-out and a few spots where we bottomed out en route.
|Photo credit: Melaney C.|
|Home Sweet Home Photo credit: Melaney C.|