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Backpacking in Kluane National Park

Aaron Zagrodnick

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Aaron Zagrodnick

Canada. The Yukon: it’s almost synonymous with adventure. And exploring the glaciated terrain of Kluane National Park on foot is an exercise in adventure any way you go about it. Just a few miles into our trip, the trail we’d been following quickly dispersed into a vast valley that I am certain some countries could fit into. The trail of your choosing was the only real path through the snaking mud pits of the low and glaciated brown river. The river which, I assumed in spring, covered our walkway. But the expanse was so vast that you could see for at least ten miles ahead which made nearly every washed down stump, rock, and brown object look like a massive grizzly in the blurry waves of heat rising up from the ground. But as always, as we got closer to these elusive grizzly stumps, they deceivingly turned out to be just a washed down piece of debris from the massive glacier ahead. And gratefully, so. Just hours earlier at the trailhead...

Sean Jansen details this trip to Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory, check out the full article in Issue 37:

Kluane National Park: Bear Spray and Backpacking

Backpacking in Kluane National Park, Yukon

Issue 37 Page 1

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