The Donjek Route – Kluane National Park and Reserve

It’s a Kluane backpacking classic. Approximately 130 kilometres long, the route took us seven days. We travelled each day but still had time in the afternoons and evenings to explore around camp. The route follows abandoned and overgrown mining roads, creek beds, wolf and grizzly paths and more wildlife trails and more creek beds. The Donjek…

Kluane, Part Two

Ten rainy days kept us from scaling mountain peaks but we hiked lakeshores, forests, rock glaciers and canyons. Instead of focusing on mountain views we had the opportunity to observe the less heralded but equally exciting side of Kluane. The large aspen tortrix have been busy consuming balsam poplars in the south end of Kluane, dangling…

Kluane National Park and Reserve, Part One

Kluane National Park and Reserve lies in the southwest corner of the Yukon, protecting nearly 22,000 square kilometres but is only one of several parks in the area. To the west is Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and to the south is British Columbia’s Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park and Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. Together, these…