Yukon – Epilogue

On our supposed to be last day we visited Haynes a small port town in south Alaska. On the way south we crossed several landscape sceneries. Unfortunately several clouds took away our possible great view… Finally arriving at the border we had to through American customs. A scene like a Hollywood cliche. The officer with…

Yukon Day 9 – Beeing sheepish on sheep mountain

Our last Kluane day started with the visist at the ranger station. We had our breakfast in front of the ranger station. Maybe a little bit offensive ­čśÇ Also because I was drying some clothes that got wet the night before…   As a last exercise we climbed sheep mountain from where we were able…

Yukon Day 8 – Farewell old friend

Last night ended with rain this time it was sunny again and we moved down the river bed crossing the swelling stream more and more often. It was a nice sunny day with the feeling of a great journey finding its end. Have a look at some highlights while traveling down the river with us…

Yukon Day 7 – Crossing rivers and test of endurance

Leaving our Campsite in between the river we had to cross it at some point. No easy task since the river was the strongest to cross so far. Make your own picture: However stubborn as we are we went on and fought our way up the hillslope. You can guess… Yep, bushwhacking again! While the…

Yukon Day 6 – Meeting Atlas and Beavers

Following our way from expectation pass the road was clear. Yes… maybe I should introduce you to the road we traveled on the map. (also here) Well, as David, the ranger we talked to, said we had to stay up at the height and work ourselves along the slopes of the hills until we come…

Yukon Day 5 – Cracking Glaciers

This was the day we finally should arrive at Donjek Glacier. And the route seemed pretty good this time. Some more bushwhacking to the riverside, scrambling over some rocks and arrive at the Glacier was no problem. We could hear the occasional cracking of the glacier. It sounds like an old ancient natural being. Just…

Yukon Day 4 – Bushwhacking par excelence

Got not so much to say… we were following the Donjek upwards but had to get up the hills and bushwhack us through the woods every couple of kilometers since the river did not wanted to let us pass. In the end we found a nice camping spot on a cliff facing the glacier.

Yukon Day 3 – Action Pass-ing

That was the day. Upwards along a small stream..We went through snow. Upwards. More snow. Still upwards. At the highest point of the pass we could already see Donjek Valley kilometers in the distance.and then it went rough: We had to work our way down a narrow valley, climb over multiple debris slopes and cross…

Yukon Day 2 – Building up Expectations

We left the Plateau from last night behind and followed an old mining road through the Burwash Uplands while the shrubs vanished and made room for a grassland that was mainly flooded. After a couple of kilometers the street ended and we had to cross the first strong stream… With the result of completely soaked…

Yukon Day 1 – Tundra Experience

We arrived in Haines Junction to visit the Visitor Center of Kluane National Park. A discussion with the Rangers and a Bear Safety Video later we went on to Kluane Lake. First we met a Jeff a friend of Stilian in the nearby glaciology research station. That was exactly the kind where I would like…

Yukon – Prologue

A journey has to start with a proper preparation and I was lucky that my friend Stilian is more seasoned with preparing longer travels. After deciding which Route to do (Donjek Route in Kluane Nationalpark. It is considered one of hardest in the Park with a rating of “very difficult” by Canadian standards. The term…

Yukon – Larger than life

We made it! At least through the Donjek Route, which was our main destiny during the Yukon Road- and HikingTrip. In the next weeks I will┬áblog about┬áthe adventures we had during traveling through British Columbia and Yukon Territories. It was a hell of a ride┬ábut also┬áa lot of fun. Occasionally I will upload Panorama images…