Lessons From The Trail Episode 1 Getting There

Lessons From The Trail Episode 1 Getting There


We waited at Emril Junction outside of Labrador City for the train. The rails are the only thing linking Schefferville, Quebec with the road system. And it had already taken us 24 hours to get there from southern Ontario. Soon, a 20minute drive from Schefferville would leave us at the starting point for our trip on the Iron Arm of Attikamagen Lake. Over the next 33 days, we’d paddle four rivers and cross three Heights-of-Land to reach the Labrador Sea. Follow this 12 part video series to see the bushcraft skills we used, and in some cases invented along the way. This route is about as tough as a month long trip gets, so come along for the ride, and experience some of the most rugged wilderness in all of the Canadian north!

Northern Lights over the Adlatok River, Labrador.
Northern Lights over the Adlatok River, Labrador. Photo: Ted Baird

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.