YUKON RIVER 2015


 

YUKON RIVER  

2015

 Whitehorse to Dawson City 460mi/736km – 21 days

" After purchasing Kayak and supplies in Whitehorse, it was finally time

to paddle out into the wilderness ... This is the story"

 

Whitehorwse

 

This beautiful city with nice people. I stayed at THE RED DOOR BED & BREAKFAST which is a wonderful bed and breakfast. Thank you for great food and hospitality.

 

 

 

 

 

I visited SS Klondike who ran between Whitehorse and Dawson City along the Yukon River from 1929-1936 and 1937-1950.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I bought food in the store and finally double kayak at Kanoe Peolple.

After I stuffed everything carefully with waterproof bags, I paddled out into the stream. Knowing that there was no return and hoping nothing was forgotten

Lake Laberge

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Movie 1

Movie 2

Movie 3


 

 

 


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