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Man and Dog Across the Labrador Peninsula

Justin Barbour

Justin's proposed expedition is to travel approximately 1,700 kilometres across the Labrador Peninsula from the old Hudson Bay Trading Post of North West River, Labrador to the Inuit community of Kuujjuarapik, Quebec. This route will carry him east to west, from the Labrador Sea to Hudson Bay. Justin will travel by foot, canoe and pack raft with his Cape Shore water dog, Saku. Justin and Saku will head up numerous rivers including the Naskaupi, Red Wine, and McPhayden; before descending 734 kilometres of the Great Whale River. Along the way they will paddle across the largest lake in Newfoundland and Labrador, Smallwood Reservoir and also the largest lake in Quebec, Caniapiscau Reservoir. The key objectives are to complete the expedition in 90 days or less on Justin's chosen line —one that has no communities along its path. They could be one of the very few known modern day, human and dog teams, to complete this route in a single expedition, with the exception of all indigenous peoples who have roamed there before.

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