I'm going to paddle the Yukon river again this summer from Whitehorse Canada to the Bering Sea (2,000 miles) and am leaving from Georgia on June 1st. There are numerous shorter trips (1 week, 2 week, 3 week, etc) available in the area. I will be driving my own boat up and have space for more boats. If anyone is considering paddling that area from the Southeast U.S. I'd be happy to have company for the drive and someone to split expenses with. If you do a shorter trip than I, you could fly back and leave your boat in storage till I pick it up and drive it back. I'm happy to talk about any options. It's a long solo drive. Another option is that I could provide a boat if someone wanted to fly in and paddle. Use the email link to contact me. Thx--Rob
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Posted by: yknpdlr on Jan-01-14 9:08 AM (EST)
I hear it...|
Posted by: tjalmy on Jan-01-14 8:23 PM (EST)
loud and clear. Robs invite had me checking maps and mileage. I'd love to go, but it's too early in life for me. Still tied down for a couple of years.
I hear you|
Posted by: robnovey on Jan-09-14 8:14 PM (EST)
It's tough to get away for such a trip. That's why It's been so long between my first trip and this one.
Posted by: robnovey on Jan-09-14 8:16 PM (EST)
Its been two years.|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jan-02-14 6:14 PM (EST)
since the last Yukon trip. Two years too long.
Posted by: slim on Jan-09-14 11:18 AM (EST)
I would love to do the Yukon with you,but work at a school as a custodian and probably can't have a leave of absensce.I hope you have a great trip though. I would be interested in doing some trips with you when I am out for vacation though. I have paddled most of the rivers in Ga. and the Buffalo River,which is gorgeous.
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Posted by: yknpdlr on Jan-09-14 1:51 PM (EST)
Dawson is less than half way to the Dalton Highway bridge. It is a fairly different river below Dawson, and completely changes character below Circle. Lots more challenges in reading channels and currents and selecting pathways around islands and shortcuts that work. Having done the full trip to the bridge twice, I can't wait to go back, and maybe continue on further.
Posted by: robnovey on Jan-09-14 8:17 PM (EST)
Always happy for find someone to paddle with.
Posted by: slim on Jan-24-14 1:09 PM (EST)
I was wondering if you were using a kayak or canoe. I would like to use my Sea kayak,because it moves faster. The problem is storing stuff. I could probably get a weeks worth of food into it. What are the supply places from white horse to Dawson,if there are any. I still don't know if I can go but I hope to. My other kayak holds more,it is Old Town Tandem. It is more open and shaped like a canoe.
Posted by: yknpdlr on Jan-24-14 7:15 PM (EST)
Posted by: JChap on Jun-11-14 7:00 PM (EST)
Hi - I just read your Yukon trip & wish you "happy trails" . I assume/hope that you are now well on the way. We live in Virginia & in recent years have made seasonal trips July / Aug.to NW via Seattle or BC then up to either Prince Rupert via BC ferry or flights over glaciers to Terrance, BC from Vancouver. One year we visited close to South tip of AK to visit wife's friend who is a nurse lives in BC, etc. Thus we are interested in next year (or possibly return trip this year)- TBD. My interest is in camping/bicycling - my wife likes that region and visits few weeks with family in BC yearly. (We have also used "Sky-Miles" but have also considered land route - Enormous distance > 1700 miles via land route to Yukon! I don't have folding bike for carry-on but the BC-ferry rate for a bike is low / car or trailer is $$$ same for AK Marine Hwy. What is your schedule?