Yukon River Gold Rush 2017 Trek Itinerary

Yukon River Gold Rush Trek Itinerario, complete itinerary along with maps, ropa y lista de equipo, será publicado sobre el registro.

Incluido: El transporte desde el punto de origen y retorno, tarifas para acampar, equipo de cocina, estufas de campamento, tiendas de campaña, preparación de comidas, canoes, canoe carts, paddles, life jackets, canoe dry bags, two night’s hotel in Dawson City, comidas / snacks / bebidas de la expedición, lonas, los principales suministros de primeros auxilios, emergencia de radio o teléfono por satélite, y guías profesionales.

Excluidos: El traslado al lugar de origen, transferencias, alojamiento y comida que no sea incluido en el itinerario, propinas, y el equipo personal.

Meals: All meals while on the river. 17-26 de junio de, 2017

día 0: Arrival in Whitehorse. This denotes the day or days spent in Whitehorse before the listed start date of the trip.

Día 1:
After breakfast, we will be picked up by our driver and taken to our destination, Minto, alrededor de 3 horas de Whitehorse. Here we will load canoes, review paddling safety and technique, and begin our paddle to historic Dawson.

2-7 días: It is not practical to give a day by day itinerary. Remaremos aproximadamente 50 km / 31 millas por día. Our plan is establish camp on the many islands and sandbars which characterize this stretch of river. This will lessen the remote possibility of bear encounters as well as reduce our contact with those pesky mosquitoes. The following, highlight some of the more interesting features of this stretch of river:

The sight of Fort Selkirk (125 km de Carmacks) on a high bank remains one of the trip’s highlights. de la Hudson Bay Company estableció en 1848. Only accessible by water, Fort Selkirk includes a campsite with well water, tent sites, kitchen shelter with cook stove, bear-proof garbage containers, and a warming cabin. Our trip down the Yukon River normally includes an overnight and layover day at Fort Selkirk.

Fort Selkirk has long been a gathering place for First Nation peoples. Las herramientas de piedra descubiertas cerca de este sitio se han fechado a 10,000 años. en 1848, John Campbell descended the Pelly River to establish a Hudson Bay Company trading post at the junction of the Yukon and Pelly River. En 1852 los Chilkats costeras, who had previously maintained a monopoly on trade with the local First Nation peoples, reacted to this challenge by looting and then burning the trading post. Campbell fled for his life and it was thirty years before white men returned to the region. en 1889, Arthur Harper re-established a trading post here, calling it Harper’s Landing.

En 1894 el obispo Bompass erigió una casa de la misión y la escuela. En 1899 la Policía Montada del Noroeste construyó una estación aquí y una oficina de correos se abrió. With the opening of the Klondike Highway, and the subsequent demise of riverboat traffic, Fort Selkirk fue abandonado en la década de 1950. Today the Canadian Heritage Branch has restored the settlement with the Taylor &; Drury store, Mounted Police building, Protestant and Catholic Churches, y la escuela entre los más de 30 edificios que están abiertos al público.

Once past Fort Selkirk, the surrounding country is at least as impressive as ever. Certainly there is no shortage of historic sites along the banks.

The White River (120 km de Dawson) sees a dramatic difference in the colour (and the sound) of the Yukon River. The colour is the result of a combination of glacial silt, y las cenizas de una erupción volcánica aproximadamente 1,Hace 250 años. The ash layer now makes a convenient dating tool for archeologists at sites throughout most of the south and central Yukon.

At Stewart City (100 km de Dawson) the river is slowly reclaiming the site. The Stewart River, which joins the Yukon near Stewart City, was one of the earliest of the Yukon’s placer mining areas. Prospectores probablemente estaban trabajando en el río antes de 1880, y en 1885, several fairly rich bars were discovered. Arthur Harper soon set up a post at the mouth of the river to serve these miners. Sin embargo, cuando los depósitos mucho más ricas de oro fueron descubiertos cerca de Fortymile en 1886, everybody moved there. The Stewart didn’t attract much attention again until the Klondike rush; a fair-sized town was built, with a sternwheeler dock, a NWMP post, a large warehouse, two hotels, a large number of cabins, and an even larger number of tents. La población puede haber llegado a 1,000 durante el invierno de 1898-1899. Although the boom ended, la isla mantiene una población de entre 25 y 50 hasta finales de los años 1930. Several buildings have been moved back from the river’s edge in recent years.

As we get closer to Dawson, a number of old woodcamps and homesteads have been taken over by new owners and new cabins have been built to replace the old ones. The relatively fertile islands were particularly popular spots for combined wood-cutting/farming operations. Little or nothing remains at most of these sites. Some have been lost to river erosion, or were moved to new locations when the original site was no longer viable.

The anticipation heightens with each bend in the river as we near Dawson City. This same thrill and anticipation must have been present with the Klondike goldrushers after their long journey. Finally the Dome, Dawson’s well-known landmark, can be seen in the distance. One more bend and we have arrived.

7-9 días: We have scheduled at least one complete day in Dawson to allow you time on your own to visit the sites that are of most interest to you. We will also drive to visit the original goldfileds and the lookout [Dome].

We will leave Dawson after breakfast on the last day and return to Whitehorse, arriving late afternoon. Along the way we will stop at Braeburn Lodge, a.k.a. Cinnamon Bun Airstrip, for the largest, and best, cinnamon bun around.

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