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A Gorgeous Swath Of Colour On Hike Back From Divide And Grizzly Lakes

Backpacking in the Tombstone Mountains, Yukon

I left you in a snow covered tent beside Divide Lake, deep in the Tombstone Mountains of the Yukon Territory. Today, I'm going to get you back to the trailhead and comparative civilization.  It won't be an easy day - and it's not always safe. In fact with steep snow and ice covered slopes, I wasn't sure it was even a great idea. This is the story of our third day of backpacking from Divide…

The Start Of The Goldensides Hike In Tombstone Territorial Park

The Goldensides Hike in Tombstone Territorial Park

One of the great and super accessible hikes to do in Tombstone Territorial Park is the Goldensides hike. It wasn't even on our radar until a ranger showed up while we were putting up our tent in the campground. He was trying to drum up support for a ranger led hike starting at 7 PM. The Goldensides hike sure beat sitting around our picnic table so we decided to go. (As a side note, during the…

Grizzly Lake In The Distance

A Hike to Grizzly Lake in the Tombstone Mountains

If you're looking for world-class mountain scenery in an area that doesn't get a lot of attention, then do the hike to Grizzly Lake in the Tombstone Mountain Range, Yukon Territory. Starting at KM 58.5 on the Dempster Highway, the three to five day hiking trip takes you first to Grizzly Lake, and then to Divide and Talus Lakes. It's a wild, desolate, truly memorable landscape. This blog only takes you on a hike to…

Wide, Open Roads With Not Another Vehicle In Sight

Driving the Dempster Highway to the Tombstones, YK

The Dempster Highway is a 740 kilometre all weather dirt road that connects the Klondike Highway (the highway that connects Skagway, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon Territory) to Inuvik, located in the Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta. The highway takes you across the Arctic Circle. As of November 15, 2017 you could add another 147 kilometres and drive the Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway. I had the pleasure of driving the Dempster Highway when John…

12 of the Best Things to Do in the Yukon

The Yukon is one of my favourite places to visit in Canada - with its grand landscapes, abundant wildlife and plenty of outdoor adventures possible, no matter what the season. These in my opinion are 12 of the best things to do in the Yukon - most personally tested over four visits. I love this part of Canada - and I think you'll find it a compelling part of the world to explore!! This post…

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