Jason's Musings

Into Auyuittuq National Park!

Mount Overlord (above) and its minions can be intimidating - it looks like a giant granite hand reaching for the sky. Luckily, my landing was an easy one. Pang from the Fjord I was extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to go into the park with Comedian/Veteran Parks...

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Summer is Here!

Here's a picture Chewbacca the dog as a gesture of apology. TL;DR: The ice has melted, I've visited the amazing Auyuittuq National Park, had a great time at a birthday party, Nunavut Day celebrations, among other summer festivities. First of all, I apologize for the time since my last...

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Lunacy

I've always loved to wander off and become lost in the rocks and trees of the wilderness, just so I could find my way back again, and it hasn't gotten me in any danger... yet. This weekend, I explored a mountain in hopes of finding this Friday the 13th's full...

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Midnight Dawn

I admit, the subtitle is a little misleading. Although it's true that it is never dark, the sun is only truly rising between 00:00 and 04:00. Between that time, the sun sits just barely under the horizon, just waiting to get another breath of another day. It's like...

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First Week in Pang

Internet. How many of us can live without it? I'm proud to say I made it a few days without the behemoth. It's actually quite interesting how the communications infrastructure is set up here. To the extent of my knowledge, there is a central antenna/satellite station in "Downtown", on...

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Travelling to Pangnirtung

I didn't sleep all night before my flight out - had some loose ends to wrap up with a lot of things, and unfortunately I wasn't able to finish them all. Our first stop at the Edmonton International Airport was pleasant. The check-in assisstants were very helpful despite our head-aching...

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Morin Gauged

Engage North fellow training organized by our director, Janelle Morin, was rigorous both mentally and physically (OK, maybe not). Between a firearms course, severed limbs, fire-roasted vegetables, and an intensive presentation, I have to remind myself: at least we weren't attacked by any bears. When I first looked at the...

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