In a recent trip, I stayed with a new friend in Yellowknife who said something I loved. Something I loved, and something I couldn't help. "I heart the fact that he hearts the north. He was willing to face the -40 temps to venture out to Yellowknife's best hidden treasures. That adventure is hard to find sometimes."
There is actually more to Yellowknife than the northern lights. I know, hard to believe, and you'd never guess it if you only knew Yellowknife by my blog, but it's true. There's a lot of amazing in a place this far north, this accessible by foot. As long as you're covered nose to toe in Canada Goose attire. And while it isn't always the most comforting feeling to lose the majority of feeling in your fingers because through your gloves you've held onto a metal camera body for a total of a minute and a half, there are methods back to 'warmth'. You learn very quickly that once you make that fist inside your glove to keep your feeling in your fingers, you can't go back to individual fingers because without your body warmth filling the rest of the glove, it is now negative thirty something like the air that freezes your nose hair.
We caught the aurora for a little bit through some pretty heavy cloud this night, and when you're crazy enough to sit out in temperatures that low, there's such a rush of exhilaration when the clouds break just a little bit.