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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Canada Day Long Weekend

Actually, it was a Canada day long, long weekend.
Taking advantage of a 5 day long weekend, we (myself, Michelle, Grant and Chris) piled in the boat and headed up Kusawa lake to do some hiking and exploring.
Thursday morning was windy and generally snotty, and it was a long, slow boat ride up the 60 Km long lake.  We arrived at the Takhini river, and spent the night there.  The next morning we headed up the Takhini in an attempt to reach Johns lake.  The going was initially very good on an old horse trail through Pine benchland, then we reached this:
This slowed things down considerably.
Once we got out of it, sort of, we realized that there was no way we were going to reach Johns lake that day, so we camped along the upper Takhini and settled down to enjoy the surroundings.


A plant.  I think.....

Fireweed. That ones easy.

The next day we located the horse trail on the other side of the burn and flew back down to the lake.  The southern Yukon is crisscrossed with old horsetrails, and it would be incredible to clean them all up, map them, and get them in some sort of condition that the general hiking populace could enjoy them.


















In general, the trails are this good.