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Baffin Island Backpacking in Auyuittuq National Park: Part II

Our second week of backpacking on Baffin Island in Auyuittuq National Park involved retracing our steps from Summit Lake back to the fjord, an hour away by boat from Pangnirtung. Although we could have done the return trip in about four days, we took a week - with a rest day in the Rock Garden and a slower pace compared to our hike in. In hindsight I would have chosen to do the Auyuittuq Traverse…

Baffin Island Backpacking: Across the Arctic Circle in Photos

Last week's introduction to Baffin Island wasn't a warm one - as far as the temperature was concerned. And it didn't really get much better for several days. Fortunately though the scenery did. What it's like to backpack in Auyuittuq National Park Our plan was to backpack along the Weasel River to the high point at Akshayuk Pass by Summit Lake. Although distances were short, the hiking was slow because of the 50-60 pound loads…

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