Posted on April 1, 2013 by

Kayaking the Great Bear, A Search for Wilderness

I often find myself daydreaming about taking a couple of weeks off work for an epic fishing adventure. As much as I love fishing warm southern waters, traveling north and fishing cold water virtually untouched by man is what really piques my interests. This video, Kayaking the Great Bear, is exactly the type of trip I’d love to do!

After discussing the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline–which would carry bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to the Great Bear rainforest of northern British Columbia, three friends decided to go see the area for themselves. Having heard that hidden in the rainforest which surrounds the twisting pacific channels are tiny abandoned trappers’ cabins, the group packed everything they would need for eight days into their kayaks and headed out into the world’s largest temperate rainforest in search of something which is becoming increasingly rare: wilderness.

The group was made up of:
Spencer Taft, masters ecology student
Daniel Robb, extreme outdoor adventurer and guide
Paul Manning-Hunter, Canadian National Whitewater Kayak Slalom team member

via Moldychum