The Wind River in 2023 was so amazing that we are going North again!
Located in East Central Yukon Territory, the Snake River finds itself in good company as one of six major tributaries of the Peel watershed alongside rivers such as the Hart, the Wind and Canadian Heritage River the Bonnet Plume.
We will Rendezvous in Whitehorse, spending one night in a hotel giving us time to organize our gear and get to know the other members of our group. From Whitehorse we drive North to the town of Mayo where we board a float plane and fly out to Duo Lakes.
We will spend some time exploring the expansive alpine counrty at Duo Lakes, before making our way to the Snake River, which will take about half a day. Once we have made it to the River we celebrate our hard work with days of paddling clear swift moving water, surrounded by mountains enjoying gourmet food in the evenings. Together we will navigate the river from Duo Lakes down the Snake River, onto the Peel River where we will be picked up at a place called “Taco Bar”, only 2.5kms downstream of the Peel confluence.
For more than 250 km, the Snake River surges past layered and serrated ridges streaked with rust, ochre and maroon. Lofty glacial peaks like Mount MacDonald tower above the swift-flowing upper Snake, one of the most stunning wild rivers in the Canadian North. Its many side valleys invite exploration; we have included time to hike and explore. The wildlife is abundant with the opportunity to see Woodland caribou, Dal Sheep, and much more. The river is mostly Class 2, with a few class 3 rapids. Previous whitewater experience is necessary.
We acknowledge that the Snake River and Peel watershed are the traditional territories of the Gwitch’in Dene and Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nations who continue to use and live in these lands. We recognize that we are visitors to this land and will travel respectfully.
Upcoming Adventure Dates
|Jul 20, 2024 - Aug 03, 2024||
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- Hotel accommodations for the first and last nights (double occupancy)
- Shuttle to and from Mayo airbase
- Charter float plane to and from the River
- All meals (from Dinner Day 1 – Dinner Day 14)
- Group equipment
- Canoes, paddles, PFD’s and helmets
- Professional guides
- All safety equipment (SAT phone, first aid kits, rescue kits)
- Tents & Thermarests
- 60L waterproof barrel for personal gear
- Transportation to and from the trip rendez-vous point (Whitehorse, YT)
- Single supplement $650 (hotels and tent)
- Guide gratuities
- Sleeping bag