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Ch1/Ep3: Yukon Bound

Ch1/Ep4: Into Kluane

Ch1/Ep5: Painting A Giant

Ch1/Ep6: Elemental

Kluane National Park Visitor Centre

Flying Over the Ice Fields

JOURNALS – Written

July 15, 2013

On My Way

Here we go…. After an all-nighter of last minute-packing, big hugs goodbye, and a dash to the airport  with way to much gear, I landed in Vancouver, the first stop on my way to my month-long Kluane painting expedition. There......

July 23, 2013

One More Chance!

Enjoyed wonderful alpenglow on Logan again this morning at 5:30am. One of the benefits of being grounded for our fourth night is being able to see this amazing view again. This time it lasted a lot longer as well, and......

July 30, 2013

The Big Descent

This is the big day. Up at 6am to pack down camp and begin our journey down… way down. Our goal is to descend to the Hoge Creek bottom below, a kilometre down hill. There’s no clear way to getting......

July 31, 2013

Donjek’s Toe

Time to cover some more ground today and see if we can get out of the dense bush that we camped in last night. While looking at the schedule, we discovered that I made a mistake on our actual date......

August 1, 2013

A Glacial View

Short hike today as our steps have led us to a open hill top with a fantastic view of the Donjek Glacier, pouring itself into the valley from between the mountain walls. All the hiking these last few days have......

August 2, 2013

The Final Donjek Stretch

Got underway a little late this morning. By the time we packed down camp and ate and actually got moving it was 11am. Chasing the light last night meant pushing past midnight once again, so an unrushed morning is welcome......

August 5, 2013

Regroup, Repack and Reload

After a mid-day float plane pick-up at Big Horn Lake at the end of our Donjek route hike, pilot Jamie lands Carl, Adam and I back at Rocking Star Adventures, situated on the Kluane River at the north end of......

August 6, 2013

Morning Glory

Woke up at 4am, and heard the sound of the generator humming by the Kluane River. John, owner of Rocking Star Adventures, was still at it. With work lights on the dock, he had been working through the entire night......

August 7, 2013

New Territory

The beige Parks Canada truck pulls up to our the little rented cabin, ready for loading. Adam and I relocated to Haines Junction yesterday, in preparation of the next leg of my Kluane expedition: canoeing in the south end of......

August 9, 2013


Weather has been spectacular on the trip so far, and, other than the dumping of snow in the ice fields, very dry. So when the rain came down last night while sleeping, I figured we were about due for a......

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