Tomorrow afternoon NSE heads north for another annual trip. This time we are heading to Mountain Lake, starting at Stanley Mission and spending several days touring the area (Robertson Falls, Twin Falls, First North Falls, Second North Falls, ?).
As can be seen in the chart below, the current is still running pretty high, though it's moderated a bit from earlier in the summer when NSE member Jay reported that the flows were amazing. It looks like Otter Rapids is running at about 580 cubic meters per second and descending slowly.
It looks like the river will be about the same as it was 2 years ago, when we approached the same are from Otter Lake and Missinipe. For some perspective on Churchill River water levels, visit our previous blog posting at http://northstarexped.blogspot.com/2009/11/perspective-on-churchill-river-levels.html.
Our weather is also looking pretty good at the moment: