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|Diary Extract - 2004
Temperatures rose overnight and we'd had a fresh dump of snow.
The dogs broke trail through deep snow initially before we hit
on to an old hard snow mobile track, probably the one from the
trappers who'd past our camp a few days ago.
This afternoon we passed the abandoned tiny
cabin of Joe Adams. I have heard people talk about Joe before
saying he was well-respected professional trapper here in
the 1930's. From a distance I noticed animal tracks in front
of Joe's old cabin. 70 years ago the animal might have thought
Today is my 38th birthday. I saw my Mum just after Christmas.
She handed me an envelope with a card inside to open today.
The envelope came with me and I opened it after feeding the
dogs. My eyes welled up as I thought about her. Tomorrow we'll
make it back to Inuvik.
Even though Inuvik was only half-a-day's travel away I wanted
a good start. The sky was thick grey and it's been snowing all
day again but we're all back safe, cabin stove lit, we've fed
and we're all smiling. I've already started assessing how some
of my new gear has performed. Most of it I'll continue to use.
Pingo ran with me this evening and as a treat he's staying inside
my cabin tonight.