eboomer Bonnie Ammaq remembers when Sarah's parents dogsledded by her parents outpost camp 25 years ago. We gave her this picture of herself, wearing sweet shades, and her sister about to head out on the land with their mom. Bonnie clearly missed life on the outpost camp, the taste of fresh water and the game of that coastline. She now has made some films about traditional life for the national film board of Canada. It was a pleasure to share some tea with her. #wayofthenorth 2d

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eboomer Local, organic, freerange Walrus, it's what's for dinner in Igloolik. #yourplate #dinnertime #nunagram #nunavut #wayofthenorth #organic #freerange #local 2d

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eboomer Summer is catching up to us. We are now traveling through the night to avoid the heat of the day, the dogs prefer the cool nights. Here is a big sunrise at 4:30 AM between arctic bay and igloolik. #wayofthenorth 2d

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eboomer "Give me snow, give me dogs; and you can keep the rest. Knud Rasmussen #wayofthenorth #gopro #voked #smithisoutdoors 3d
  •   amberrvalenti So beautiful Boomer! We miss you two and hope the travels have been as mind blowing as they look! 3d
  •   eboomer @amberrvalenti thank you! We miss you bunchs and think we can make it to the big wedding! I miss our nice chats too. 3d
  •   superbfitness delightful 2d

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eboomer @sarahmcnairlandry and I just made it into Igloolik, day 90. Here we are in camp with dogs in v formation for bear protection. #wayofthenorth #camp #canadiancreatives #voked 3d

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eboomer at this point in our expedition, day 74, our dogs are getting slower and a bit tired so we give them lots of rest in communities and feed them fresh seal. But also this week we also decided to bring in some fresh energy for the long trip back home. Takiq, is goofy and never stops barking. We used to find this annoying but now we welcome this hyper pup! #wayofthenorth 2w

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eboomer Thanks for following the awesome sign! These 6th graders from pond inlet came down to meet our dogs last week and made us feel very welcome. Thank you to all the awesome people we have met along the way. #wayofthenorth 2w
  •   scottdeeby Thanks for the great instaposts, I been enjoying them 2w
  •   jenniferrobertson39 This photo makes me happy. My students began their letters to this class today!!!!! We hope to mail by Friday. :). Thanks for connecting our class to this life changing experience. Much love! 2w

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eboomer Navigating the last 30km into arctic bay was challenging because of #whiteout conditions, here the fog cleared a bit and showed us one of the last peninsulas we had to go around. Sarah and I are both amazed at the journeys people had made without maps and gps. When Sarah's parents did this trip in 1990 they only had map and compass. We use a gps sometimes. #respect #wayofthenorth 2w
  •   maharauder You two are the best!! Sled safe, be happy, have fun :) 2w

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eboomer Snowmobiles can't make it up or down this trail this year because the snow hadn't filled in all the big boulders in this river canyon. We broke trail dropping 2,000 feet into a fiord that led us to arctic bay, and luckily didn't break our sled or a leg! We were going straight over big rock like this for a few miles. Balancing the power of the dogs with the tight delicate maneuvers was very trick and took time. Day 72 (the day we got locked into the canyon of no return). Only about a month and a half to go until we are home in iqaluit. #wayofthenorth #whitewater #dogsledding 2w

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eboomer Qappik Attagutsiak, 94 years old, lives by herself in a tiny space in arctic bay, Nunavut. The house is about 5'9 high with 3 foot door and heating and cooking all year in the cold arctic village by only by a few qulliqs burning seal oil. Qappik is the most traditional living elders in the arctic that I have met and was bubbling with childlike energy and nearly constant huge smiles that really came through in her eyes. She still fishes and sews sealskin into amazing mitts, and boots for many people, her craftsmanship is some of the best I have seen despite the toughness of working with sealskin. Family and friends are always stopping by to gleam wisdom and energy from this amazing woman. She shared many stories of long journeys by dogsled, and living the old way. #wayofthenorth #elder #qulliq #seal @sarahmcnairlandry 2w

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eboomer Photo credit Courtesy of 1990 Baffin Island expedition. One of the toughest parts of this expedition was going up the frozen class five Rapids of the weasel river in auyuittuq park. #wayofthenorth 4w

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eboomer Photo courtesy of the 1990 Baffin Island expedition We are retracing! One of the many characters they're along the way. Staying warm in Polarbear pants, warm kamiks and a sealskin whip. @sarahmcnairlandry #wayofthenorth #northerntradition 4w
  •   qajaqconor Did you get to enjoy Easter games in Pond Sir? 4w

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eboomer One of the biggest highlights of this journey around Baffin Island has to be all the new friends we meet in the communities. They take us into their homes,show us so much hospitality and teach us lots. We always tell them "In the future you always have a place to stay with us, wether it's our van or our parents house" but this week our one of our hosts in Clyde river, Jake Gearheard, is taking us up on the offer and hitting the trail with us to pond inlet with his dogteam! Here is a shot of jake and his wife Shari running their fast team in front of town. Tommorro we hit the trail to pond inlet and will be passing some amazing fiords along the way! #wayofthenorth @sarahmcnairlandry #smithisoutdoors #voked 2mon

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eboomer Having fun with the drone here in arctic bay. We went out with fellow dogsledders jake and Shari gearheard to get some footage of them and their very fast dogs. Jake is actually untangling the dog traces while the dogs are running. #wayofthenorth #dogsledding #clyderiver 2mon

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eboomer @sarahmcnairlandry contouring an iceberg with the dogteam. #wayofthenorth #gopro4 #voked 2mon
  •   larkandfox Woah 2mon
  •   max.lowe Neato 2mon
  •   voke_tab sweet 2mon
  •   caribouphile I love that I couldn't tell at first whether it was inverted or protruding! Such a cool perspective. 2mon

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eboomer @sarahmcnairlandry dog sledding beside a nice iceberg we passed on our way between Qik and Clyde river. It's hard giving up photos for videos at times but the film we capture will be worth it. #wayofthenorth #goflyakite #wegotadrone! 2mon

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eboomer After 43 days of traveling by dogteam and ski Sarah and I Just made it to Clyde River! We have been having fun flying out drone for video and photos along the way. @sarahmcnairlandry #voked #wehaveadrone! #wayofthenorth 2mon
  •   romandepaz33 Awesome 2mon
  •   _anubha DRONE! 2mon
  •   patrickjcook So great. Can't wait to see more from this expedition. Come visit the gang in CO when you get off the ice. 2mon

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eboomer @sarahmcnairlandry and I are about to leave qik and hit the trail to Clyde river. Follow our trip on our gram wire page with position updates/status updates everyday. Link in my profile. www.gramwire.com/expeditions/wayofthenorth #wayofthenorth 2mon

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eboomer Sheer ice and overflowing water on a calm section of the weasel river with @sarahmcnairlandry #wayofthenorth 2mon

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eboomer Like no other place on earth auyuittuq park greeted us with some beautiful lights and good weather as we struggled up the huge frozen rapids of the weasel river. At times it felt like ice climbing with a dogteam. @sarahmcnairlandry #wayofthenorth #northernlights #baffinisland #dogsledding #north 2mon

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