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Moving time  8 godzin 5 minut

Czas  10 godzin 32 minut

Współrzędne 13355

Uploaded 19 sierpnia 2018

Recorded lipca 2018

390 m
358 m
51,94 nm

Obejrzane 64 razy, pobrane 0 razy

w pobliżu  Thistle Creek, Yukon (Canada)

This is one of 14 Wikiloc Trails in a series that recounts an 855 kilometer (531 statute mile, 461 nautical mile) journey by kayak from Bennett, British Columbia to Dawson City, Yukon Territories from June 30 to July 13, 2018.

A team of four Canadian kayakers from British Columbia completed this paddle in celebration of and homage to the roughly 100,000 gold prospectors who sought their fortune by attempting this route during the Yukon Gold Rush of 1897 to 1899. Fewer than a third actually completed the route, which began with a 53 kilometer hike and climb over Chilkoot Pass from the Southeastern Alaska panhandle coast at Dyea to a high mountain lake at Bennett, British Columbia. One member of the kayak expedition had completed this four-day hike and climb several years earlier with his two sons. This journey by boat would complement and complete that first stage in the re-enactment of this historic journey: traveling from the Pacific Ocean to the Yukon Gold Fields.

We paddled another 96 kilometers/60 statute miles/52 nautical miles on this penultimate day before the end of this expedition. With the White River joining the flow of the Yukon, the current was as much as a half-knot faster. However, the river was now so opaque with silt that one could no longer see the bottom, and especially not tell how shallow it was. So, we occasionally ran aground, in the middle of a river 100 meters wide. It is quite the comedy to paddle past one of your paddling partners as they STAND in the middle of the river, on an unseen gravel bar, while you paddle past, in apparently a slightly deeper channel, at 7 knots.


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