Day 1: Arrival at the Whitehorse Airport, preferably with the morning flight or meeting at the Hotel at 11 a.m. You will be picked up by our Blue Kennels Van for a short city tour (SS Klondike, Visitor Center, Beringia Museum) of Whitehorse. Here we have the possibility to stop at “Work World” for some outdoor gear and at the Liqueur Store next door. After 50 km transfer to the Blue Kennels Camp, you move in your cozy log cabins and our over 100 Huskies will wait to greet you. After lunch we start on our first 4 wheeler tour to 37 Mile Creek. In the evening, if the weather is cool enough, we will start on a training run with a Husky Team, 20 dogs being hooked up to a VW Chassis, great fun. After BBQ and overnight in cabin. Included: (L), (D).
Day 2: After a breakfast in the main house we leave for the second 4 wheel tour, along the Kluane Wagon Trail we reach the Takhini River, which we cross over the Alaska Highway bridge. After we turn south in the Ibex Valley. Lunch on Kokanee Lake and in the late afternoon return to the base camp. Dinner and overnight in cabin. Included: (B), (L). (D).
Day 3: We change from ATV’s to Canoes. Drive to Kusawa Lake, a 40 km drive, where we put in the canoes. After a thorough instruction we start the Canoe Tour. Depending on wind, we also might put in directly on the Takhini River. There are a few large rocks in the River Bed, and the current is swift. The river winds its way through a dense spruce forest, later in the season, we can spot salmon in the clear water. On the way to Mendenhall Landing there is one set of rapids, which we carry around (200 meters). The van will pick us and the canoes up and short transfer back to the Base Camp. Dinner, if the weather is right, another training run with the dogs. Overnight in Cabin. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: After a hearty breakfast we load up the canoes and drive to Whitehorse, where we put in upstream from town at the Robert Service Campground. We start this canoe trip with an easy float past the downtown Whitehorse, and the SS Klondike, a paddle wheeler which used to travel the Yukon. After lunch on the shore we reach the mouth of the Takhini River, where we paddle against the current for about 400 meters to our take out spot, where the van is waiting to bring us back home. Dinner and overnight in Cabins. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Today we leave the base camp. We load up the ATV’s and trailer with our gear and some extra gas. Along the Kluane Wagon Trail, across 37 Mile Creek, we reach the Little River and connect to the DawsonTrail, where we turn north, after a few km we might hit some wet spots in a swampy area, frequently visited by moose. We make camp on beautiful Doggrave Lake, with its crystal clear water it is inviting to go fishing, or maybe a swim. Campfire, dinner and overnight in tent. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: After a wilderness breakfast over the open fire we travel along the Dawson Trail, past Eliajahs Smiths Cabin towards Braeburn. We cross Klusha Creek several times, and our lunch will be on the shore of Klusha Creek, known for its large pikes. After 60 km we reach our Camp on Little Braeburn Lake. Our Cabins are the only ones on the whole Lake. Overnight in comfortable double rooms in the cabin. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: We start to another 4 wheeler tour after breakfast, crossing Klusha Creek and the Klondike Highway, the trail goes east to 10 Mile Lake where we have lunch. On the way back we stop at Braeburn Lake Lodge, known for its giant Cinnamon Buns. Late afternoon the van will pick us up and transfer back to Whitehorse where a room in a downtown Hotel is reserved for you. Dinner on your own, our might want to invite your guide. Included: (B), (L).
Day 8: After breakfast (not included) in the Hotel, the Hotel Van will bring you back to the airport or you continue your journey.
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