Heavy morning fog, Nakvak Valley


Expedition to the Torngat Mountains

Day 12: Monday, August 20
A long, wet hike

Drizzly and damp this morning. We eat breakfast, strike camp and start immediately uphill into the bank of fog, toward the pass in the direction of the Korok. (Note: There will be a definite change in menu for the next expedition. No more seeds and grain in the morning, otherwise I risk growing feathers and a beak. Instead, cereal with dried fruit and nuts. Lunch will consist of a bag of mixed nuts and dried fruit plus one energy bar. Supper will remain the same, as there are no complaints there.)

The day turns out to be a long, wet hike. After four and a half hours, we arrive at a stream mouth back on the Korok, where we set up camp. I start fishing in a likely-looking hole and very nearly hook one brook trout with each cast. No monsters - they ranged from seven to 12 inches - but very good eating cooked on a stick or on a flat rock over the fire. I finish eating alone, at 9:00 p.m., and for once, I am the last one to turn in for the night.

Day 13: Regret and relief

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