yukon landscapes

kluane, dawson and the tombstones

Kluane Lake reflection

Kluane Lake, along the
Alaska highway, the Yukon

Palace Grand Theatre, Dawson, Yukon

Dawson City

Grizzly Lake, Tombstone Park

Grizzly Lake in the
Tombstones, Yukon

Canada Creek, Kluane National Park

Canada Creek, Kluane National Park

Hiker on Grizzly Lake trail

The Yukon's Tombstone Territorial Park

Mount Monolith, Tombstones

Mount Monolith and the Tombstones

River braids, Tombstones

Play of light

Canada Creek campground, Kluane

Twilight at Canada Creek, Kluane National Park, in the Yukon


IN SUMMER 2010 my brother and I spent ten days hiking, backpacking and photographing in Canada's Yukon territory. Our main aim was to hike the Slims West trail in Kluane National Park, a three-day backpack that penetrates beyond the park's foothills to afford a glimpse of the mighty glaciers and peaks of the Icefields Range. It was a memorable and demanding trip into true wilderness. We also headed north to Dawson City, site of the great Klondike Gold Rush and now largely a semi-preserved ghost town, and drove the lower reaches of the Dempster highway, a dirt road that continues all the way to the Arctic ocean. We didn't go that far, but even a short exploration brings you to great scenery and hiking in the Yukon's Tombstone Territorial Park.