Carolyn Vincent

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: by courtesy of Carolyn Vincent

Carolyn Vincent taught in the Yukon in the 1970s and also cooked for an outfitter for a few months in 1976. She typed out a diary of what her life was like during that time. We are reprinting it here with minimal editorial tampering. Last time we... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-05-21 PHOTO: courtesy Carolyn Vincent

About 11:00 p.m. I finally got a glimpse of McClure when our trail passed near the deep ravine the river made. I had been vainly looking for it for the last few hours, but it was hidden in the canyon. Read more


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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: courtesy Carolyn Vincent

Friday — after leaving Godlin — was a pretty good day. I can’t remember much of it, but Saturday, July 11 (the seventh day of traveling) was just horrid! It was a long day and midway my dog got into a porcupine. Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: courtesy Carolyn Vincent

AUGUST, 1976 We left our truck there — near the Hudson Bay airstrip — because that was the end of the Canol Road maintenance. We crossed the Yukon/ Northwest Territories border. From now on, we had to ford the creeks and rivers without the aid of... Read more


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Issue: 2015-04-02 PHOTO: courtesy of Carolyn Vincent

I have been in the wilderness of the Mackenzie Mountains for six weeks, and have decided to begin a diary. It’s maybe not the right time to start one, but now that I’m not quite as busy and not nearly as tired at the end of the day, I’ll begin one... Read more

Ross River