Yukon River Trip
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-27-12 12:23 AM (EST)
I am looking if somebody that has paddled the Yukon River from Whitehorse to the Bearing sea...I am going in 2013... Open to any advice...Anybody want to join?
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Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-27-12 2:10 AM (EST)
Reading the River by John Hillebrand. And I never want to paddle the whole length to the Bering Sea. If he had trouble with a canoe with motor in late August..it took away any desire.
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-27-12 10:22 AM (EST)
It is a good book...If you have the time read the "Paddling the Yukon River and its Tributaries" by Dan Maclean. Great source of information.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jul-27-12 7:54 AM (EST)
I've canoed the Y1K twice, and also the YRQ. And I will be going back again. The Y1K ends at the Dalton Highway bridge, which is the last chance to exit with your boat via road. I'd like to continue all the way to the sea, several hundred more miles, though there are other logistics to consider, not the least of which is how to get your boat back home. Do you have a plan?
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-27-12 10:28 AM (EST)
I was considering renting a car from the Emmonak and driving back home with my gear. Planning to leave from the Chicago area in late May early June weather permitting.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jul-27-12 4:51 PM (EST)
are kidding, right?
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-27-12 11:32 PM (EST)
I will rent or buy a cheap SUV or a car from Chicago and go as far as I can to Whitehorse....Leave it, sell it or donate it there, do not need it...After I paddle down the river to the Bearing Sea, I will purchase a cheap car...Rent one or go upstream until I am able to find a ride for my way back trip to Chicago... It is as simple as that.
It may not be as simple as you think...|
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jul-28-12 8:41 AM (EST)
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-28-12 11:32 PM (EST)
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-28-12 11:43 PM (EST)
Just want it to add that I have a Sea 1 canoe and would like to very much to take it back with me home.
Posted by: paddletothesea on Jul-28-12 1:16 PM (EST)
Population 740 People dont think they have a rental car place and sure there in no road out of there. Got friends whove done whole river, will get you their e-mail soon
Posted by: iconart9 on Jul-28-12 11:35 PM (EST)
That will be very helpful
Posted by: nanuk57 on Sep-01-12 5:51 PM (EST)
I too have contemplated this adventure and have read with interest the many responses. I have an idea that might work also, if your willing to dump a vehicle why not also get a disposable boat, such as an old pontoon type craft like old people and families use on lakes and such. You could carry so much more supplies and you and your crew could take turn standing watch and keep moving. It wouldn't be hard to make 80 miles a day just with the current. The motor would be reserved for avoiding troubled areas.
Grant Air has service out of|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-01-12 6:40 PM (EST)
Posted by: ppine on Sep-08-12 12:35 PM (EST)
The Yukon is big, fast and cold. It gets windy often and can be really wet. I have thought of doing a trip on it for years. The wilderness character is compromised in many areas because of the amount of commerce, people moving stuff, natives fishing, etc.
Big fast cold and gravel bars|
Posted by: kayamedic on Sep-10-12 8:51 AM (EST)
Thats the possible kink in the outboard idea. Shores show rafts abandoned after the trip so a pure float is doable.
Posted by: ppine on Oct-11-12 2:58 PM (EST)
Friendly First Nation|
Posted by: yknpdlr on Oct-11-12 5:06 PM (EST)
During the Yukon 1000 mile race, it was a warm day in the middle of the broad expanse of the Flats and we were paddling our voyageur canoe toward our next waypoint. A couple of guys were tending their fish wheel attached to a small island in the middle of nowhere. As we approached, one of them hopped in his small motorboat and quickly headed directly toward us.
I still have to write my TR|
Posted by: kayamedic on Oct-11-12 8:56 PM (EST)
We had good interactions with FN.. one group was checking on spirit houses and invited us to visit. They explained what the burial area meant. This year was a horrid salmon run. I would have loved to have some fresh salmon. The water was insanely high in July.
Yukon River Trip|
Posted by: H2OAddict on Sep-09-12 3:05 PM (EST)
Take a look on our website for "Epic Yukon River Journey" at http://www.nrsweb.com/services/newsletter/Newsletter_Archive_Trip_Tales.asp?tn=197
Posted by: DUUJ on Sep-25-12 5:48 PM (EST)
Wrote a book called "Yukon Summer" about his trip in a fol-bot back in the 70's. You might find it interesting.
Posted by: DianaKayak on Apr-03-13 1:45 PM (EST)
I'm very interested please let me know if you're still looking for kayaking buddies....