There are sloughs running through large wooded islands that are bigger than most rivers, and if you need to be on one side of the river at a certain point, you better start many miles in advance getting to that side. The yukon discharges into the bering sea after flowing northwestward and then generally southwestward through a low plateau. Rivers lend themselves to stories, and stories lend themselves to books. The yukon river and its tributaries drain an area of approximately 220,000 square miles within alaska, while the canadian portion of the river accounts for another 110,000 square miles. Road tripping through the beautiful yukon territory, alaska and northern british columbia 3000km, 1 flat tire and adventures that will last us a lifetime. Were here to help you make the best of your trip to alaska. Superintendent, yukoncharley rivers national preserve, p.
A guide to paddling across alaska and the yukon territory on the yukon, tanana, porcupine, and koyukuk rivers plus the kuskokwim river dan maclean 4. Alaska is a place at the very limits of the american drive to go. Remote river and mountain areas including the national park services yukon ch. The porcupine river, a legendary river of the arctic, flows hundreds of miles from the yukon territory through alaska before finally flowing into the mighty yukon river.
So naturally, there have been a couple of great river books over the. The yukon has given away nearly 8,000 acres of farmland in the past decade, an official said. Download draft wild and scenic river study, yukon river ramparts section, alaska pdf books. We are among the top independent sellers of canadian books on the internet.
Denali national park, alaska the nenana river was in a nasty mood at 8 a. Its a place where hikers, paddlers, skiers and mushers can travel for days without seeing another human soul, where the northern lights dance green and red across starry skies, where glaciers tumble, mountain peaks soar, and tundra shrubs scream scarlet as summer turns to fall. Paddling the yukon river and its tributaries covers more than 4,000 miles of watery trail. A hyperlapse is a moving timelapse and, in this case, it is of the 100 mile stretch of yukon river from eagle, alaska to slavens roadhouse in yukoncharley rivers national preserve. The book did an excellent job portraying the north and the yukon. View more articles from journal of the american geographical society of new york. Exploration of the yukon river in 1883 is an article from journal of the american geographical society of new york, volume 16. The nisutlin river is one of the few southflowing rivers in the yukon river watershed, which starts in the pelly mountains and flows southeast towards the village of teslin. Ride down the river with author in his canoewithmotor and see alaska through the eyes of a nowgrown hippie returning to alaska to find the self he left behind years before. A hikers guide to california native places pdf free download a hoosier holiday 1916 travel biography books a land gone lonesome. This book by alaskan author helen hegener takes readers checkpoint by checkpoint from. From informative travel guides and stories of exploration to compelling tributes to the regions wild places, this essential reading list dives deep into the history, natural environment and lure of alaska and the yukon territory.
The yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free flowing river in the united states. Beginning last year, our new title, some books about alaska, marked a. Yukon river valley yukon and alaska 89 works search for books with subject yukon river valley yukon and alaska. At yukon books we carry a wide selection of books about the people and territory of northern canada. Yukon territory travel guide expert picks for your. The lower yukon river alaska geographic alaska northwest publishing, alaska geographic association, penny rennick on. Tales yukon river valley yukon and alaska structural analysis when our words return. To request a free travel planner, fill out the form below. The call of the wildwhite fang by jack london, the call of the wild by jack london, the spell of the yukon and other verses by r. The yukon river basin is 330,000 square miles 850,000 km 2 in area and 1,980 miles 3,190 km in length.
Porcupine river trip alaska canoe trips wilderness inquiry. This basin is made up of other individual basins that drain into the yukon river and other adjoining rivers and tributaries. Canadas yukon offers land if youre willing to farm the north anchorage daily news skip to main. Canadas yukon offers land if youre willing to farm the north. The worlds longest annual paddling race, and the 20th annual celebration. Canadas five tallest mountains and the worlds largest ice fields below the arctic are all within kluane national park, while canoe expeditions down the yukon river are epic. Abigail vertuccio, reluctant clairvoyant, returns to alaska to run the family air service. To alaska for gold the fortune hunters of the yukon by. To alaska for gold the fortune hunters of the yukon by edward stratemeyer. Flowing from the coastal mountains of british columbia through alaska to the bering sea, the yukon river is a majestic beauty that spans 3,185 kilometers as north americas third longest river. Writing, hearing, and remembering oral traditions of alaska and the yukon logan, ut. Hunting in the preserve yukon charley rivers national. The yukon river, which stretches from the bering sea to its source in british columbia, is fully navigable at least for its first half, but because of shallow tributaries, sweetsir explained last year to the maritime journal professional mariner, rubys tug yukonand the crowley avikclass tugswere designed with a maximum draft of about. Custom designed guided trips include training in sledding and the care of friendly animals.
Click and collect from your local waterstones or get free uk delivery on orders. Paddlers on this river will see abundant wildlife, encounter few people, and experience some of the great wilderness solitude of the far north. In this riveting examination of one of the last wild places on earth, adam weymouth canoes along the river s length, from canadas yukon territory, through alaska, to the bering sea. We were based for 3 nights on a room only basis at the welcoming and comfortable bridgewater hotel. Complete with notable location descriptions, this virtual tour of the yukon river is. Account of authors hunting trips up the yukon river, and to chukotsk peninsula. One of the worlds most important salmonbreeding rivers, the yukon river is also an epic course of adventure from canoe and kayak expeditions to. Vacation guides before experiencing the yukon firsthand, get free yukon vacation guides delivered to your front door.
My wife and i flew over sections of the yukon river on our excursion with northern alaska tour company during our escorted natural wonders of alaska tour with titan travel. Exploring the upper yukon river part 1 whitehorse to carmacks. Alaska map yukon territory alaska northern british columbia. Kings of the yukon follows the author on an epic 2000mile canoe trip from a headwater of the yukon river to the mouth of the river during a summer. Free audio book that you can download in mp3, ipod and itunes format for your portable audio player. Further information on the preserve can be obtained in eagle or by writing or calling. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yukon books new, out of print, first nations, childrens. Yukon river alaska 2020 all you need to know before. We traveled from interior alaska, to paddle as a fatherson tandem canoe team, where we. The yukon river basin is located between the yukon territory in canada and alaska, with a small portion in british columbia. Canadas yukon is one the worlds last great wildernesses, where bears, moose and caribou roam.
Yukon river, major north american river that flows through the central yukon territory of northwestern canada and the central region of the u. When word of the find spread up and down the yukon river, prospectors from all over the canadian and american north abandoned their shacks for the. The yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free flowing river in. Home only a week, she stumbles onto a plot to destroy the business. One mans thrilling and transporting journey by canoe across alaska in search of the king salmon. Download draft wild and scenic river study, yukon river. Our selection contains both fiction and nonfiction in new and out of print titles and the classic northern works by authors like robert service, jack london and pierre berton. Whatever style of adventure youre looking for, these alaska books are. In the summer of 1896, gold was discovered in the klondike region of what is now canadas yukon territory. Hunting in the arctic and alaska edward marshall scull full view 1914. Publishing history this is a chart to show the publishing history of editions of works about this subject.
Home books by alaska native authors for alaska book. The river flows 2,300 miles from its origin 30 miles from the gulf of alaska to its terminus in the bering sea. Exploration of the yukon river in 1883 internet archive. This mustread book list dives deep into the people, history, natural environment and lure of alaska and the yukon territory. Alaska virgin air is a humorous mystery set in fairbanks, alaska. Born in 1960, the sixth of thirteen children, velma wallis comes of age in a tworoom log cabin in remote fort yukon, alaska.
Shop yukon river yukon and alaska books at alibris. For more information on state and federal hunting regulations contact the alaska department of fish and game 800 4782376 or the u. Life is defined by the business of living off the land. With dave and dorothy by dorothy may mercer, two old women. All in an america free of crass commercialism and overdevelopment. The theme of the book mostly involves the king or chinook salmon and its lifecycle and recent decrease. Write in the margins, highlight your favourite itineraries, or rip out the photos and sleep with them on the pillow next to youwhatever helps plan the trip of your dreams. Get information on yukon territory hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. The yukon, tanana, porcupine, koyukuk, and kuskokwim rivers are the five longest rivers in alaska, extending into the yukon territory.26 279 849 246 162 12 61 1525 587 10 1028 411 300 513 911 113 992 1167 210 610 891 1474 403 21 1387 539 550 757 987 1049 820 202 1018 102 1154 401 269 1049 1407 511 1496 854 476 542 1024 1131 646