Yukon Hiking

A little guidance in a wild landscape.

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May 15, 2023
Chris on Mount Lorne
Hiked up to the first summit on May 14. Trail was in very good condition in the trees, but we were punching through snow up to about 2 feet in sections towards the top.
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May 3, 2023
Shailyn on M'Clintock: West Ridge
Hiked this on May 2nd with a group. I believe we only got to the first lookout as the return trip was only 1.1km. Neat little local hike and a solid effort up. A hiking pole recommended. No problem skirting around the wet section. Some snow still on a section of the trail that made for a slippery d...
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April 15, 2023
Yukon Hiking on Fish Lake
The trail was in great condition earlier this week. Well packed all the way to the saddle and then patches of snow and rock to the first summit. A little icy on the way down on any steep parts but poles and/or ice spikes are a big help. Get up there before the warmer spring weather makes it t...
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April 10, 2023
DKK on Cottonwood (Winter)
April 7-10, 2023. Three of us skied counterclockwise as suggested, which was a good idea since the wind was fierce on Kathleen Lake. We were glad not to have taken pulkkas, since the snow was sticky in the afternoons and the Lake Louise section was littered with pulkka traps. Breaking camp early (le...
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April 5, 2023
Will on Caribou Mountain
Hiked up in mid-February 2023. Very steep with just some animal tracks to follow once out of the initial birch trees, snowshoes definitely required. Made it to the first sub peak, down the saddle, and then the 2nd sub peak after that, but ridge got too narrow with the snow for the scramble to the ac...
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