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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Minnie Clarke

You can learn a lot by studying animals, just ask local photographer Minnie Clarke. Her passion for capturing northern creatures was borne on a remote trapline in Johnson’s Crossing, Yukon. Clarke has been photographing Yukon’s wilderness for 20... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Photography - Film

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

The quietness is however short lived, the silence broke as soon as I approached the harnesses… It was their way of showing their will to go; their desire to work. They were 50, and yet only 14 would be taken for the first round. And they knew it... more

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

I fell asleep, dreaming about all these beautiful things that the next days promised. The sweet melody of my alarm clock rang. It was 7:30 a.m., time to get up. It was above all time to greet and take care of my new colleagues. Here I was, clothed... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Kelly Tabuteau

Marcelle arrived shortly before 7:30 pm and I was on my way to Alayuk Adventures! My luggage loaded into the trunk, we get into the warm car and drive on the South Alaska Highway. Two strangers meeting for the first time – despite a few exchanges... more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Courtesy of Claude Vallier

Interest in backcountry skiing in the Yukon has taken off, especially among tourists, says backcountry ski expert and guide Claude Vallier. Vallier recently published a backcountry guide book to the Haines Pass, to accompany the guide book he... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Pixabay.com

“It will take a few minutes.” Almost all the time, taking a few minutes to get a fire going is an acceptable part of the outdoor adventure. There are some semi-emergency or worse situations where we need the fire going right now and a few minutes... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: François Pigeon

When Hélène met François, she’d been dreaming of a long-distance bicycle trip for years. I think the fact that François was an experienced cyclist just maybe added to the attraction. Within 18 months, they had sold almost everything they owned, ... more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2017-02-15, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

We begin the next day by eating cereal with rehydrated milk powder, gathering our things and setting out. The hike and scramble to the base of the climb involves navigating past several glacier pools, ascending a snow ramp in crampons, and... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Aislinn Cornett

It’s a chilly January evening, and 20 some kilometres south of Whitehorse, the cyclic hum of a whirring metal drum comes to a climactic finale with a “snap, crackle, pop.” It may be cold outside, but 34-year-old Michael Russo, dressed in... more

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-01-11, PHOTO: Tess Casher

The Yukon boasts of many iconic landscapes/experiences/situations and on one glorious night I experienced a few of them. The beginning was simple enough. Our church was putting on a bonfire retreat at a farm owned by a youth leader’s family... more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2016-12-14, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

I have a terrible feeling about this. I am mentally preparing for the worst: tent bound by rain, wind, hail and all manners of terrible weather - for days on end. My hopes have been dashed before; it will not happen again. We are heading into a... more

Dec 14, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Murray Lundberg

Cold and darkness. That is what most people who live Outside think of when they think of winter in the far North. Thanks to many websites, however, knowledge of the aurora borealis has spread. People all over the world are able to glimpse the... more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2016-10-06, PHOTO: by Chris Hanlin

As Tom unpacked he took inventory: sub-Arctic self-erecting tent, sleeping bag, water/bear proof ruck sack full of high protein granola and astronaut food, zinc for the nose, GPS, selfie stick. He hadn’t been camping in years, since his last fall... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-10-06, Photo: by Nancy Ohm

On August 13, my friend Nancy Ohm and I went for a hike in my backyard. I've been working on a walking trail towards the mountains for 20 years. I am making slow process, using only a small ax and clippers. Lately, I have seen signs of people, ... more

Oct 6, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: Liz Barker, Camera- Sony Alpha6000

As children are once again back in school -- practicing their writing skills by reporting on the topic “What I did last summer,” -- it is a good time to reflect on how effective the opportunities for family-related memory-making were over the past... more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“You just take a cup full of piss,” he says, “And then you throw it up high – like, splash it around on your roof, up in the trees, as high up as you can get it. Then, when the bear comes by, he'll smell it way, way up and be like 'holy crap, that... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

This is a story from many years ago, about the day I was followed by four bears - a close-call bear encounter kind of story. I was on a solstice hike up Kelvin Mountain with Allison Morham and Jane Vincent. Jane and I see each other regularly, but... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

There is a microwave placed awkwardly in front of the little, old fashioned split-glass window. The curtains are open and on the other side of the window freight ships move across the bay slowly, deliberately, as if the water was thick as muskeg... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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Issue: 2016-08-25, PHOTO: Alexander Weber

This is part four of a four part series, chronicling Alex and Mandy’s attempted ascents at the Cirque of the Unclimbables. We left the pair as they were half-way up an intimidating spire-like peak called Lotus Flower Tower. They had just reached... more

Aug 25, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2016-08-18, PHOTO: Willow Gamberg

The final week of Icelandic adventuring saw us completing the Ring Road, which encircles the whole country and has tourist spots dotted along the way. We followed it east and gradually north through glacier-domed mountains, bucolic sheep folds,... more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Travel Outside

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