I recently returned from a fantastic camping trip from Belleville, Ontario to Yukon, Alaska, and British Columbia. I normally like to write a report for an entire trip, but in this case, there is simply too much to say in a single one. Instead, I will start with the videos I took in Yukon and Alaska.
I liked this trail a lot. It provides spectacular views of mountains in every direction and the potential to see grizzly bears and rare Dall Sheep. I was thankful not to encounter any grizzlies but unhappy not to see any sheep while hiking. The best part was the solitude - I started hiking around 10 AM and did not encounter another person until the afternoon when I was within five minutes of the parking lot.
The next video shows the view from the cirque at the end of the King’s Throne Trail in Kluane National Park, Yukon Territory, Canada. The trail is 10 km return and offers 548 metres of elevation gain.
I mention in the video that the trail is “very strenuous”. While it’s true that the trail is strenuous, the most strenuous part for me was when I mistakenly went off trail and was scurrying up scree that at times seemed near vertical. I don’t recommend that you do the same!
The next video shows the view from the Tatshenshini River viewpoint on Haines Road in Yukon Territory, Canada, 162 km (101 miles) north of Haines, Alaska.
The next video shows a flock of surf and white-winged scoters diving as if choreographed in Haines, Alaska. Have you ever seen anything like this?
The final video shows the view from the end of the Salmon Glacier Road in Hyder, Alaska. The Salmon Glacier is the largest glacier in the world that you can drive to.
The sister cities of Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, British Columbia were among my favourites in all of Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia. Note that you don’t need to pass through United States Customs to get from Stewart to Hyder but you do need to pass through Canada Customs when you return!