July 12, 2006

The Last Day – (Day 14)

We pack up. Our charter flight back to Resolute Bay will arrive at 10:00 the next morning. The weather is good, so there is no reason to think the flight will be delayed. Edgar hangs around, but the mystery of where he came from remains. He has become a virtual mascot at the weather station, however, and the staff will take care of him through the long dark winter.

We head for the den to say our farewells. Life will
go on for the wolf pack – the pups and Mother and Brutus, Grayback and Dirt Ball, Redneck and Bottle Brush and Gimpy. Leaving them is terribly hard, but it is good to know they are healthy and thriving. Maybe they will be here next summer when Dave returns to continue his study of the wolves of the High Arctic and to share his discoveries with the scientific community and the general public as well.


  1. AnonymousMay 03, 2007

    I loved reading your adventure. The details into your experiences were great. It makes me hunger for the wilderness myself. Keep up the great work!

  2. AnonymousJuly 15, 2008

    This blog was really cool. I loved reading about the wolves, and how you got to observe them. And Edgar is funny:)

  3. AnonymousJuly 16, 2008

    Thanks for your recent comments, Anonymous! Glad you like the Blog. The 2008 Expedition will continue until Friday, July 18, 2008!
    Neil Hutt

  4. Thank you so much for your positive comments! I have delayed far too long in responding to them, and I apologize for that. If you are still checking the Blog and have questions, I will be very glad to answer them!