I was there for a week for work. Fly in and fly out to an outfitters camp near the Snake River in the Peel Watershed. This was the first time I’d been to the Yukon and I’m glad to have had the experience. The logistics of getting there were pretty involved - fly from Calgary to Whitehorse, Whitehorse to a tiny town called Mayo on a small plane, then a two hour helicopter ride over the mountains to the camp.
The scenery is breathtaking and much different then what I’m used to here in the Rocky Mountains. Trees are stunted and sparse, the water is the brightest colour of blue I’ve ever seen. Lots of wildlife and easy fishing (we took the helicopter out to a mountain lake one night and caught our limit of Lake Trout in the first 20 minutes).
It was warm (+10C at night to +24C mid-day) and there were more mosquitos than I’ve ever seen. I was in a bug suit most of the time. The sun was setting around 12:30 am and rising around 3:30 am, so it was bright 24 hours a day.
The mountain along one side of our work area.
Rare bit of snow we found (for keeping samples cool).
Typical twisting river (not sure which this one is, could be the Snake)
Fishing lake - picture was taken around midnight.
One of multiple rivers on the flight in.
Flight out last night. Sad to leave.
Got home this afternoon at 1:30 and head to Houston tomorrow at 1 pm. Nothing like a shock to the system!