Pelly - Yukon Canoeing

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Day 1
Meet at Whitehorse Airport at 9:00 A.M., and travel to Pelly Crossing for the official launch of the trip.  We camp on the Pelly River.

Day 2
Visit the Pelly Farm and then canoe to the Yukon River and camp at Fort Selkirk

Day 3
Spend the day sightseeing and photographing at Fort Selkirk, originally founded by Robert Campbell of the Hudson's Bay Co. in 1848.  Selkirk was the sight of a town in the   gold rush, as the Canadian government sent a company of the Yukon  Field Force to join the RCMP there.  The remains of the settlement make for an interesting day.

Day 4-8
Canoe the Yukon River.  We should arrive in Dawson in the late afternoon of day 8, depending on the pace of the trip.

Participants should be familiar with the six basic canoe strokes (bow, reverse, "J", pry, draw and sweep). They should also have some experience with river paddling. Clients should be prepared to camp in wilderness conditions for 11 days. Be aware that Yukon weather can vary - from long, hot days (when one must guard against over exposure to sun), to cold days and nights with rain, wind or even, on occasion, snow.

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