Mendenhall Subdivision


Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

The landscape east of the Klondike Highway, between Log Cabin and Fraser, B.C., is a giant jigsaw puzzle of water and rock. Large, round rocky outcrops are surrounded by water, with scattered vegetation growing in-between the rocks. This is a very... Read more

Yukon Active


Issue: 2018-05-23, PHOTO: courtesy of Marcelle Dubé

Marcelle Dubé has written the fifth novel of her Mendenhall Mystery Series titled The Forsaken Men. It´s published by the author under her own imprint Falcon Ridge Publishing. Her Mendenhall isn’t a subdivision of Whitehorse, but rather a fictive... Read more



Issue: 2018-04-18, PHOTO: Aline Aubert

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! Read more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2017-03-29, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

From "Don’s Descent," the small hill behind our house, one can look as far as Haines Junction. Mount Decoeli and Mount Archibald loom on the western horizon when skies are clear. In front of Decoeli, I can clearly make out Paint Mountain... Read more

Yukon Winter


Issue: 2017-01-25, PHOTO: Destiny Clennet

I was just getting started on working with Hollywood, my horse, out in Mendenhall (our home) when my grandparents were talking about the weather one night. As I lay in bed I couldn't help to listen in when I heard "30 below." Yikes! Read more



Issue: 2016-10-19, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

I am pleased to announce that I recently had my first encounter with a sandhill crane. I have never gone to the Crane and Sheep Festival in Faro, which is held in May, and the time and place when the cranes fly over the town. Years ago, I saw... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-04-07, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Kinnikinnick’s Latin name, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, comes from arctos and ursi meaning bear and staphylos and uva meaning bunch of grapes. Amazing: the taste of those little grapes! I just tried something I had never tried before, but had read... Read more

Wild Harvest


Issue: 2015-12-24, PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Talking to my friend Mary Whitley, a fellow explorer, we started discussing how many trails we had found this summer that we did not even know existed. She was finding them on her side of town around Mount Lorne, and I was finding them on mine... Read more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

It’s a cold morning. While I’m writing, the twin deer are in the yard — last year’s fawns, without their mother now. May was full of summer weather and I often had breakfast outside. Yet, a deer never walked up to me during those quiet morning times. Read more

Yukon Summer

All winter I worked on a trail going due south from the house. My initial goal was to reach a little hilltop in the middle of the Takhini Valley. First, I followed the firebreak to the highway, and some days that was as far as I went. If I saw fres Read more

Yukon Outside

Of all the mountains around the Mendenhall subdivision, I had never made it to the most prominent, Mount Vanier. I can't see it from my house, but my neighbour Kathi had been looking at it through her living room window for seven years, longing to b Read more

Yukon Outside

From Back Country April 4,2012


The part flowing out of Taye Lake is a tributary of the Takhini River. The distance from Taye Lake to the Takhini is 30 km at most, but as the Mendenhall bends back and forth on itself through the valley, it is probably four times that length. Read more

Yukon Outside

The meadows lie like pearls on a string along the winding, muddy Mendenhall River. I live only three kilometres from the river as the crow flies. When there is no obvious road or trail to where I want to go, I will find one. Read more

Yukon Outside

With all the snow now melting, it brings back memories of spring hiking, which is soon to start. The southern-exposed hillsides are starting to clear, and by the end of April our crocuses might bloom – along with a little yellow cinquefoil here and t Read more

Yukon Outside

The history of the Jo-Jo Lake trail goes a long way back, as the people of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations can tell you. "It's been a horse trail for hunting forever, since way before my time," 95-year-old Alex Van Bibber tells me. Read more

Yukon Outside