Category Archive for "Yukon Territory"

Yukon Territory – Revisisted

The only audible sound was the swoosh of my skis on the powdery snow underfoot, and the occasional crow flying overhead. Sean and Alex, our expedition teammate, had ascended ahead of me on their splitboards, but I didn’t mind. Alone in the wilderness, off-the-grid in the Yukon Territory, my body felt strong, propelling me onward and upward. My breathing was rhythmic, coming out in hot puffs that commingled with the freezing Canadian air. Surrounded by a dense pine forest, the occasional evergreen had branches draped with a black, stringy moss. A majestic view of the lake was at my back,…

Clearing the mind off the grid—Yukon Expedition

April 24, 2013
Sean

Many of my greatest memories from childhood have to do with off-the-grid camping trips that my family and I would take in Yosemite National Park, California.  I remember going to ranger talks, fishing, hikes to waterfalls, picnics near rivers, bats flying through the moonlight, and being bathed in a bucket. All are great memories which I love to reflect back to. Fishing with dad.  Fishing and soccer used to be my calling until I found snowboarding.  I still love fishing and will share this passion with my kids one day when Mollie and I have children in Montana. … Bathing in a…

Yukon Adventures, revisited

Just realized I still have a ton of photos that I haven’t posted from our trip to the Yukon. As we’ll be up there in about a month (only next time we’ll be driving in the GHV!), I thought what a great opportunity to get excited to see this beautiful place again—in the summer. Enjoy! Working dog camp. I tried to stay calm when I went and visited the dog camp so that they didn’t howl too loud, but to no avail. The mountains in the background of this photo can only be described as arresting. They were one of…

Powder Lines’ Expedition to the Yukon

What you may not know about these expeditions Sean and I go on is that we spend the majority of our time filming, shooting photos, and capturing the general awesomeness of the trip to use for promotional purposes on behalf of Sean, my blog and Powder Lines. This short film that Sean created is the outcome of all that hard work. I’m so proud of you, Sean… your work gets better and better with each film you create! Presenting Powder Lines’ Peak Diaries: A Day of Earning Klondike Gold.

Yukon Adventures: Tuning into the earth’s rhythm

The only audible sound was the swoosh of my skis on the powdery snow underfoot, and the occasional crow flying overhead. Sean and Alex, our expedition teammate, had ascended ahead of me on their splitboards, but I didn’t mind. Alone in the wilderness of the Yukon Territory, my body felt strong, propelling me onward and upward. My breathing was rhythmic, coming out in hot puffs that commingled with the freezing Canadian air. Surrounded by a dense pine forest, the occasional evergreen would have branches draped with a black, stringy moss. A majestic view of the lake was at my back,…

Going off the grid…

Quick update from the Calgary airport: We’re going off the grid for a few days up to to Yukon Territory for a quick ski/ride expedition before our next Riding On Insulin camp in Ontario. The plan is to stay at Sky High Wilderness Ranch, which we were fortunate enough to hear about from a new friend just weeks ago. Sky High has cabins in the wilderness along with teams of dogs for sledding and they run all sorts of adventures. We’ll be using a cabin as our basecamp and getting after the snow each day. Being in a cabin in…