Monthly Archives: June 2014

Morel GOLD

There were three people standing ahead of me in the line for showers in Carmacks.  They were filthy.  They were filthier than anyone I had ever seen- and that’s saying a lot coming from a thru-hiker whose “longest time without a shower record” stands at 1 month. Their faces and hair and clothes and shoes-…
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To Carmacks

The portion of the Yukon River between Lebarge and the confluence of the Teslin is called 30 Mile River.  It is incredibly pleasant, narrow and engaging with riffles here and there to keep you on your toes.  There is no shortage of history, sites to pause to investigate, cabin ruins, beautiful wilderness . . .…
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Lake Lebarge

Lebarge? The name was made legend by Robert Service’s poem the Cremation of Sam McGee (I use his spelling of “Lebarge”).  It is a place of dreams and of nightmares.  Many have fallen in love with its stark beauty.  Many have died in its unforgiving waters.   It is a big place.  The lake itself is…
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The Yukon!

The Yukon!  The Yukon! A fidgety gull woke me at 4:30 am and I was so excited to get to the proper river that there was no way I was sleeping in.  I packed my gear and off I went.  The water was nice and still.  Ominous dark clouds hung around to the south but…
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