Posts tagged Canada
The Unexpected: Stewart, BC & Hyder, Alaska

There’ve been a few places, since living in the Toaster, that have totally caught us off-guard. It’s the kind of unexpectedness where a breath gets caught on its way in.

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Tombstone Mountain Campground & A Rare Boondocking Site, Yukon

There's only one campground in Tombstone Territorial Park and by luck we found a pretty nice boondocking site about 12 miles from the campground.

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Welcome To Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon

Photos of Tombstone Territorial Park caught my eye. Its jagged peaks that reached straight into the sky and unbelievably colorful rolling tundra. Just Google “Tombstone Territorial Park” and you’ll want to book the next flight to Yukon. On top of that, the park area is referred to as “Patagonia of the North”. For me, Tombstone was going to be the climax of my time in Yukon.

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Five Finger Rapids & Midnight Dome In Yukon

The drive from Whitehorse to Tombstone Territorial Park is far, like 400 miles far. That’s too much mileage for us to make it in one go, especially knowing the Dempster Highway (which brings you to the park) is especially slow going in an RV. So we stopped at Five Finger Rapids and Midnight Dome on our way to Tombstone.

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Thachäl Dhäl Ridge Route, Kluane National Park

We had this kickass plan for hiking Sheep Creek trail in Kluane National Park. During our first trip to the Tachal Dhal Visitor Center, the ranger mentioned that we could make a loop out of the trail instead of hiking it as an out and back. We were excited to finally hike a loop trail in Yukon.

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What's Happening To Kluane Lake - Yukon's Vanishing Lake?

While at Kluane National Park we had been spending time in the southern end of the park. But there were two things we wanted to do in the section of the park north of Haines Junction: see Kluane Lake and hike Sheep Creek trail. Except we weren't expecting to see the lake this way...

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Mountain Bike To Samuel Glacier, British Columbia

Samuel Glacier is no doubt one of our top 5 places we visited while we were in Yukon this past summer. This is a place we insist you check out if you’re in the area. Though keep in mind that Samuel Glacier isn’t actually in Yukon, but in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, the most northwestern tip of British Columbia. It’s not far from the British Columbia/Yukon border, by Kluane National Park, about 70 miles one-way from our boondocking site next to Quill Creek. We left the Toaster behind and took a day trip there.

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Auriol Trail, Kluane National Park, Yukon

While Auriol Trail isn’t one of the best hikes in the park, it sure felt nice when we completed the 9 mile roundtrip hike in less time than it had taken us to finish some of the other shorter length hikes we’ve done in the area. The hike stayed in the boreal forest for the most part. After being spoiled with treeless views quickly into all of our other hikes, it was strange remain in the trees.

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Boondocking In Haines Junction, Yukon

We headed to Haines Junction with a boondocking site we found on the iOverlander app in mind. Except we were driving too fast and passed the GPS coordinates for it. We pulled into the first pullout we saw to turn around. It was a large pullout next to a creek with a fire ring and "teepee". What caught our attention was the dirt road leading in the woods next to all that.

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Pedaling Montana Mountain, Carcross, Yukon

The mountain bike trails at Montana Mountain are all on one face of the mountain (except Mountain Hero), and the singletrack is almost all marked as down-only. Think of it like a ski hill with just one lift: cyclists climb up the gravel road, then choose their singletrack route down.

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