In the summer of 2020, Dwayne Wohlgemuth hiked nearly 800 km over 40 days along the Thelon Esker in the Northwest Territories (NWT), aiming to put this relatively unknown geological feature on the map. In 2019, Dwayne learned about the esker by reading a blog post written by Dave Olesen, a pilot living on Great Slave Lake’s McLeod Bay. At that point, after living in Yellowknife for 13 years and having canoed many journeys through the NWT, Dwayne had never heard about this esker. What better way to make this esker better known than to hike it? The Royal Canadian Geographical Society agreed and chose to fund his expedition as the Society’s 2020 Expedition of the Year.
Join us on our Facebook page to watch a live steam as Dwayne share’s his tales of grizzlies, bugs, caribou and esker formation.
Sponsored by the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (NAPEG).
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