Day 1: Saturday - Arrival in Whitehorse
Your (preferably a.m.) flight will be met by your guide. Visit Yukon’s Capitol, Whitehorse, with time allotted for last minute shopping. Lunch and we’re off, traveling the historic and scenic Alaska Highway. At Milepost 701, Rancheria River (340 km from Whitehorse) we leave the Alcan Highway. Change into your winter expedition clothing. We fire up our machines and ride the Old Silver Tip Trail. Arrive at Tootsee River Base Camp, nestled deep in the majestic Cassiar Mountains of British Columbia. Move into your new wilderness home, a cozy Cabin for 4 people or a personal Prospector Wall Tent for 2 people with polished wood floors, wood stove, propane lights and washing facilities. Dinner is served. Enjoy the snugness of your bedroll!
Day 2: Sunday – Tootsee River Base Camp
Norm will prepare his famed breakfast and teach you more advanced skidoo skills, so you can safely enjoy the upcoming days. Adventure will take us above the tree line, High Mark Mountain, peaking at 2100 m. elevation. Continually rising trail, unfolds spectacular new vistas at each switchback. Our final climb brings us to a breathtaking view. Surrounded by the rugged Cassiar Mountains and magic boreal forests, we descend the steep terrain, of Eagle’s Gorge. A continuing descent returns us to Base Camp for hot showers and dinner.
Day 3: Monday – Tootsee River Base Camp
With your newly achieved skills, we take off on an expedition along the frozen, Tootsee River. Traveling, we encounter a double river crossing with an awesome view of the Granite Canyon. Lunch. The trail guides us to remote Tootsee Lake Camp. Deeper in the Cassiar Mountains. Camp, nestled on the shores, provides spectacular Aurora Borealis viewing. After cutting some firewood and settling into our comfortable Prospector Wall Tents (2 people per tent with wood floors, wood stoves, washing facilities and propane lights) at the base of Sheep Mountain. A trapper’s dinner over an open fire.
Day 4: Tuesday – Tootsee Lake Camp
The sun finds its way through the valley, tend your machine and camp. Cruise the lake, enjoying open terrain. Fish for, Lake Trout or Arctic Grayling? Overnight at Tootsee Lake Camp with dinner in the Native Tradition, accompanied by our daily catch? What a day!
Day 5: Wednesday – Tootsee Lake Camp
We tidy up camp to ensure that no wildlife will be attracted. Depart Tootsee Lake via Prospector Trail. A fabulous ride along the Tootsie River Valley. Experience enchanting canyon views! Lunch and awesome photo opportunities, continuing to overnight Tootsee River Base Camp.
Day 6: Thursday – Tootsee River Base Camp
An early breakfast, and we scout possible locations to capture wildlife, raw and untamed, on film (moose, lynx, wolverine, caribou and ptarmigan). This adventure takes us back into the Yukon and down into Rancheria River Valley, after 25km, we climb once again, to an unnamed mountain top, viewing the ravaged burn of the massive 50’s forest fire. Sighting our goal, we tackle the descent of “Billy Goat Gruffs’ Trail” to spectacular Shilskiy Lake.
Day 7: Friday – Teslin, Whitehorse
Morning! Our last ride, we power up and surge confidently, challenging the return to Milepost 701. To Whitehorse! Your hotel. Thank you for letting me share Bar None Adventure with you.
Day 8: Saturday – Return Flight
After breakfast (on your own) the hotel van will bring you to the Airport. If you choose the afternoon flight, you will have more time to explore the City of Whitehorse.
Constant maintenance of camps, trails and snow machines ensure you a safe exhilarating and enjoyable adventure! Circumstances such as weather conditions, unexpected illness or injury of guide or participants may require a change of itinerary. There are always possibilities of unforeseen hazards such as overflow, fallen trees and encounters with wildlife along the trail. The safety of our guests takes precedence and all decisions made by your guide will be considered final. Participants will be required to sign a Liability Waiver prior to departure. Participants need not have any special skills or above average physical abilities. Exclusive: Your group is the only group booked during your visit ensuring you of a quality and personalized wilderness adventure. Achieve personal confidence as part of the expedition’s team. Safety, comfort and fine cuisine are incorporated into all aspects of your adventure.
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