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Old 03-16-2013, 06:31 AM   #361
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For those that know the history of the Canol Road this may be of interest:


Just some news regarding the area around the Canol Rd, Norman Wells and northern development:


"The Canol’s potential may be comparable to the Bakken Shale that helped reverse oil production declines in the U.S., Brad Hayes, president of Petrol Robertson Consulting Ltd. said on March 12. It is probably the source of Canada’s most northerly producing oil field, Norman Wells, which has produced more than 265 million barrels of oil since its 1920 discovery, according to the Geologic Survey of Canada."


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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...-projects.html
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #362
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Sounds like the MacTung project is going to happen, so that means the road from Ross River to a few km beyond the NWT border will probably get a significant upgrade - single lane but decent.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #363
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Sounds like the MacTung project is going to happen, so that means the road from Ross River to a few km beyond the NWT border will probably get a significant upgrade - single lane but decent.
I may be wrong, but I feel like this is good news as industry in the area usually means that the land won't be turned into a provincial park...
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:45 AM   #364
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #365
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a bit more detail...

DAY 1: Ross River to Deschenla lodge
Distance: 261km

Fuel required:
@25km/L ---> 10.44L
@20km/L ---> 13.05L

River Crossings: none, still using bridges and crossing creeks

# of Airstrips: 3

Elevation: 2300ft - 5381ft (up hill)

Other Notables: Dragon lake, Sheldon lake

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #366
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:39 PM   #367
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I may be wrong, but I feel like this is good news as industry in the area usually means that the land won't be turned into a provincial park...
I'll be up there sometime this summer, will see what activity is going on. The bridges pretty much all got fixed to a higher standard (abutment improvements mostly, they tended to wash out at the shoreline), see if any other work is taking place. It's too remote for casual use after about Dragon Lake, so even if the normally driven road is improved, it's not going to get much recreational use. Heh - there's even a real boat launch at Dragon Lake with concrete slabs in the water, but you'd need to prune the overhanging willows to use it! Nice stopping place, BTW.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #368
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I'll be up there sometime this summer, will see what activity is going on. The bridges pretty much all got fixed to a higher standard (abutment improvements mostly, they tended to wash out at the shoreline), see if any other work is taking place. It's too remote for casual use after about Dragon Lake, so even if the normally driven road is improved, it's not going to get much recreational use. Heh - there's even a real boat launch at Dragon Lake with concrete slabs in the water, but you'd need to prune the overhanging willows to use it! Nice stopping place, BTW.

Thanks for the continual help and advice, it has been very helpful.... Definetely have to stop at dragon lake, I'll make sure to prune the willows back with the machete

I've been thinking lately that I should write a small guidebook to the north canol for people who are interested in riding/peddling/walking the trail. It would mostly be pictures with pertinent information about navigating the trail as well as a very detailed gps route on CD for those who would want to upload into their gps using their own topo map...

If anyone thinks this is a good idea feel free to comment...

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I feel it would be a great idea, primarily if it is very detailed in topographic, geologic and historic data. Detailed GPS files would be of great help to the younger generation that can't read a map or dead-recon. You could prolly move quite a few to the arm chair crowd, as in reality, only a small percentage can/will actually make the trip. Keep up the good work!!
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I feel it would be a great idea, primarily if it is very detailed in topographic, geologic and historic data. Detailed GPS files would be of great help to the younger generation that can't read a map or dead-recon. You could prolly move quite a few to the arm chair crowd, as in reality, only a small percentage can/will actually make the trip. Keep up the good work!!
Thanks MitchG, I made a few notes from your suggestions and will keep them in mind when I write the guide.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:36 PM   #371
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DAY 2: Dechenla Lodge to Godlin Lakes

Distance: 75.4km

Fuel required:
@25km/L ---> 3.02L
@20km/L ---> 3.77L

River Crossings: Intga, Ekwi

# of Airstrips: 1

Elevation: 5577ft - 3740ft (down hill)

Other Notables: Ram River Outfitters, Caribou Pass

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #372
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There is a guide book to hiking the trail, which I have here somewhere....
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #373
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My buddy Anthony told me of this thread, so I thought I'd post the video of our bikecycle trip up the NCHT (North Canol Heritage Trail)
http://vimeo.com/59563106
A picture (or a video) is worth a thousand words.
Here's the embeded version, but it doesn't seem to be linking properly.
Oh well, the link above works.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:52 PM   #374
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My buddy Anthony told me of this thread, so I thought I'd post the video of our bikecycle trip up the NCHT (North Canol Heritage Trail)
http://vimeo.com/59563106
A picture (or a video) is worth a thousand words.
Here's the embeded version, but it doesn't seem to be linking properly.
Oh well, the link above works.
Very nice video! Evokes lots of pleasant memories for me. Looks like you guys had fantastic weather and water conditions. Thanks for sharing it!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:19 AM   #375
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There is a guide book to hiking the trail, which I have here somewhere....
Is it this one? Found it in the Geology library at the U of C... It has some really good information although it was written about 30 years ago so it's a bit out of date. If I where to write a "new/updated" guide book I would include more trail details, camp spots, gps routes, more info on the history etc...
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