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Always on the lookout for Sheep and Caribou, Etienne and I spend a week roaming the North Canol Road, up and over MacMillan Pass into the North West Territories. It’s late in the fall, and we encounter heavy snowfall on the pass. We’re the last vehicle for the season, and we enjoy every minute of exploration.
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Early on the road is good gravel, with mountains in the distance
Whitewater on the North Canol
Sunset over the mountains
Looks a bit like fall
The road winds on and on into the mountains
How much longer will they last?
Looking more like winter by the minute
The old trucks appear to be part of the landscape
Snow covered mountains in every direction
The road quickly deteriorates over the border in the NWT, with a few small river crossings
Winter coming to the North Canol Road
Making fresh tracks
Abandoned trucks are a common sight on the road
The wildlife Checkstation, just over the border in the NWT
Sunset that lasted an hour
One of the most beautiful – and remote – places I’ve ever been in a vehicle.