Saturday, November 14, 2009

Paddling In The Yukon!

SO! There is more than just Gold in the Yukon!!! Hahaha! Here is another addition to some Yukon outdoor activities information! As most paddlers know the kayaking, rafting and canoe options in this beautiful territory are vast and endless. You have everything from big long multi-day expeditions, beautiful pristine lakes, big canyons and even little play spots right near the road. Most rivers here peak during early summer and basically run dry by mid to late summer. Although the season is short and the logistics can be complicated, a river trip here is a experience not to be missed. Rivers like the Tatshenshinni, Yukon and the Liard are classics and deserve any whitewater enthusiasts attention. You also have the Wheaton River, located nearby Whitehorse that you could easily run and get in some rock climbing in the same day nearby. Included here is a link to Kayak the Yukon, which is a great page to get some basic information to get you started. A very highly recommended guidebook to aquire if you plan on heading up this way is Ken Madsen's book "Paddling in the Yukon: A Guide to the Rivers" ENJOY!!
Link: Kayak Yukon Web Page

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