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  Yukon River this summer
  Posted by: RobNovey on Oct-07-12 8:04 PM (EST)

A few years back I paddled the Yukon River (2,000 miles from Whitehorse CA to the Bering Sea) and am interested in doing it again. I would prefer to bring my own boat, but the 3,500 mile drive each way from Southeast U.S. is really tough to justify, so I'd like to offer to shuttle other boats up there for anyone interested (to offset gas). You just fly in to Whitehorse, pick up your boat and paddle, then I bring it back after I'm done. So if you've ever thought of paddling Whitehorse to Dawson, for example, in your own boat, it would work out great. My trip will take a couple of months, but I can arrange storage for your boat till I get back. I would also consider a paddling companion for my journey, but went alone last time and am content to do so again if I don't find an interesting person to journey with. This would all be during this upcoming summer, of course. If you're interested in chatting about the idea, email me through the email link.

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  Posted by: yknpdlr on Oct-07-12 8:58 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Oct-07-12 9:06 PM EST --

Surely you know of the Yukon River Quest that takes place every June, and also the Yukon 1000. While the YRQ has up to 100 entrants, the newer Y1K has had much fewer (though I prefer the longer race) You might have some luck posting on the YRQ web page, folks are always asking about transporting their boats up there.

I too am tinkering with the idea of paddling the entire length of the Yukon. I've paddled the YRQ and the Yukon 1000 mile races (twice for the Y1K). And as you know, once in it's grip, you cannot escape the call of the Yukon. One way or another, I will return to the river.



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