Hall's river trips in the traditional Beverly summer range from 1984 to 2011 included an extended section of the lower Thelon River
ending at Beverly Lake in 22 of those 28 years (Fig.
Doug--my canoeing partner in the Thelon River
country of Canada--would find us the next morning at 6:30, arriving in time to join us for the final trek to the ceremony site.
Samuel Hearne skirted to the south of the sources of the Thelon River
during his first trip inland from Churchill in 1770.
It's close to the TheLon River
, which flows into Baker Lake.
In the chapter called "The Spring That Never Came", (19) I learned about three gentlemen who, one by one, tried and failed to avoid starving in the winter of 1926-1927 on the banks of the Thelon River
, where our group of six would be travelling.
Along the Thelon River
they witness a Caribou migration and find themselves surrounded by a place in which the natural and the supernatural intersect.
Hall's book is a history, too, but a personal history of one outfitter and guide's thirty years' experiences, primarily on the Thelon River
, "almost dead centre in the Barren Lands.
Sherri Griffith Expeditions (5) Lynn Davis of Alaska cools off in the Thelon River
in Canada's Northwest Territory.
His contemporaries included well-known early barren lands trappers and adventurers such as John Hornby, who is most famous for starving to death on the Thelon River
, and Helge Ingstad, who gained public fame by co-discovering the Viking ruins at Vinland, Newfoundland, in 1960 (Ingstad and Ingstad, 1991).
And so begins an 800-kilometre canoe journey from the east arm of Great Slave Lake, following a traditional aboriginal route into caribou migratory lands, then paddling north on the Thelon River
to the site of Hornby's grave.
Harper 2330 (CAN-40667); tributary to Thelon River
, 12 mi from Thelon, trees to 25 ft, DBH 4 ", many young trees, including seedlings less than 3 ft high, 64.
In 1961, Ernie inherited two wolf pups from the High Arctic and added a male pup from the Thelon River