Paws n' Paddles - Into the Barrens

Into the Barrens by Dog Team and Canoe

Paws n PaddlesDrawn to the stark beauty and untouched wilderness of the Far North Quincy Miller and Miriam Körner follow the ancient route of First Peoples, traders, trappers and explorers from the end of the road in Northern Saskatchewan to Baker Lake on the shore of Hudson Bay. Travelling by dog team and canoe the two adventurers seek to understand the lives of the people who call this vast land their home, the paths of the caribou the once nomadic people depended upon, and their own relationship to a land that can turn hostile in an blink of an eye. Miriam and Quincy will share their diary entries, stories and stunning photography.

Miriam Körner
is a writer, photographer, visual artist, wilderness guide and coowner of Paws’n’Paddles Wilderness Tours. The untamed wilderness and a life changing encounter with thousands of barren ground caribou during a 250 mile sled dog race along Hudson Bay’s unforgiving coast - now nearly a decade ago - continue to lure her into the vast range of the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq herds. Enduring extreme cold in winter and black flies in summer (both the biting kind) she brings back stories and photographs of her adventures, which have been published in Canadian (West, Up Here, Prairie’s North, Outpost), Alaskan (Mushing Magazine) and European (4-seasons, Husky, Der Schlittenhund) publications. 

Quincy Miller has paddled on rivers and lakes of Northern Saskatchewan since he was old enough to hold a paddle. His father raised him in Métis tradition and Quincy takes pride and pleasure in passing the stories on that he has learned from the Elders. In winter times he enjoys rediscovering the old fur trade routes by dog team and the solitude of winter camping. Quincy likes to challenge his dog team in wilderness dog sled racing. He has won the Hudson Bay Quest and Canadian Challenge 8 dog race – both races over 200 miles - with his loyal companions. Quincy works as an aircraft engineer for Saskatchewan Environment and as a wilderness guide for his family business Paws’n’Paddles Wilderness Tours.  
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