Lake Laberge is the most dangerous part of the journey, because strong wind and large waves can whip up in a matter of minutes.
I must have spray skirts securely attached until the end of this huge lake. I must keep within a safe distance from shore (no more than 200 meters).
Because if I do dump, it’s a cold swim! The first Lake Laberge stop point is located about five miles (eight Km) from Whitehorse.
It is rare that the lake will be dead calm for the entire 30 miles (50 Km.) of its length. Winds can come from either direction, but
usually from the south, creating steady rollers that hit me at an angle. These can be a fun challenge to ride, but if I get crossways, water will get in my boat if I don’t have a spray skirt or closed cockpit. If the waves get too rough, I will will stopp until conditions improve.
As you can see on my movies, it blows a lot and the wind can increase in a few minutes. Never paddle further out from the shore than you can easily seek shelter. Very important