For those of you who have been trying to follow my progress on the maps on an early post, here's a description of my route from Shearwater/Bella Bella.
Out of Shearwater past the Dryad lighthouse as I paddle west toward Milbanke Sound. Milbanke is known for having some snotty weather, but luckily there are sneak routes through the islands on the way to Mathieson Channel. The Heiltsuk cabin is at the very bottom of Mathieson.
Then up Mathieson for a short distance before cutting back west through Jackson Passage and Jackson Narrows into Finlayson Channel. I camped at the north end of Finlayson before heading through Heikish Narrows into lower Princess Royal Channel (Graham Reach) to Butedale, then continuing through Fraser Reach, known for its vertical shores and lack of camps or even places to step out of the boat, to McKay and Wright Sound.
Then up through the infamous Grenville Channel. Straight, narrow, few camps, and a
great funnel for winds. The end of Grenville is at the junction of Ogden Passage and the Skeena River before skirting Chatham Sound into Prince Rupert.
I know that sounds pretty straightforward, but that was 12 days enroute.