ROUTE:  First Keewaydin descent of Coats River

Northern Quebec by van - put-in at Lac Des Oeufs - Kanaupskow River - Lac Roz - Great Whale River - Lac Picquet - Coats River - Lac de Gannes (re-outfit) - Coats River - Great Whale River - Kuujjuarapik (Cree and Inuit village) - Radisson village by air - return to Lake Temagami by van

                                                                                                                 Photo: Jeff Tanz      

Back from the caribou range. Left to right, back row: Dylan Schoelzel (guide), Pat Spellane, Rob Nestor, Brian Belmont, Brian "Goo" Maurer, Brian Keith, Nick Choremi, Dave Chapin (staffman). Front row: Ari Bensimhon, John Frazier, Wus (John's dog), Mike Hunt, Chris Russoniello, Nate "Weirdo" Beck, Jeff Tanz. In foreground are caribou antlers. Pat and Ari are holding Inuit harpoons from Kuujjuarapik. Cree bear paw snowshoes from Whapmagoostui are in the far-left foreground.

One of the nicest parts of the Coats was the solitude. It was not as spectacular as Richmond Gulf last year, but overall the trip was more consistently enjoyable than either of the last two years.

        Dave Chapin, 8/28/01

CONTRIBUTORS:

       Jeff Tanz    Brian Keith    Dave Chapin

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