Monthly Archives: June 2014

Tagish

The gold miners called it “Sucker’s Bay.”  The bay at the north end of Windy Arm.  They would get stuck there trying to be safe sticking to the shoreline.  The wind would roar in from the south and pin them to the cove.  They’d have to wait.  Sometimes days. Take a lesson from history!  Some…
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Carcross

By mid-morning of the second day, the wind across Lake Bennett had picked up to a gale.  The waves on the water were several feet high.  Luckily the winds come from the south, so they were pushing me where I needed to go and I was able to find shelter in bays along the way…
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Lake Bennett

I had heard about the waves and wind on the lakes of the southern Yukon Territory.  After finishing the Chilkoot, I saw the waves on Bennett while riding back on the train to Skagway to pick up my boat.  Whitecaps in blue-green icy waters – feet high, crashing and crashing and crashing.  And I am…
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Chilkoot Part II

I awoke to a mad clatter.  The ground was shaking.  The stove pipe in the warming shelter was rattling as if a giant were pummeling it with garbage can sized hands.  I jumped to my feet.  What?  Could the wind out there possibly be this strong? It stopped. We later found out that it was…
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