Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Trip to the NWT Part III Waterfalls and the MacKenzie River

Top photo is Jean Marie River. It is a neat little place 27 km from the Mackenzie highway right on the river. 90 people live there. This is the old school built in 1953. Next is the highway....and then my trusty van 'hotel Montana'. Actually it ended up way muddier before we were finished.
Sam Baa Deh waterfall is right on the highway. There is another fall called the Coral Falls about a km upriver that we hiked up to. So strange to have then just pop up in this flat place. Found some neat fossils here in the road crush on the side of the highway.
Next pic taken from the ferry on the Mackenzie river. They are building a bridge that will take 3 years to complete. Last pic is Fort Providence on the other side of the river....we got to ride the ferry twice the same day. This place had the worst black flies I have ever experienced.

1 comment:

Robert said...

Claudia and Ken
Great Pic's looks like a very intertesting trip. I would like to see that part of the country, but until if and when, I am greatful to see it thru pic's and your description.

Take Care

Bob McAlpin