After hiking up King's Throne near Kathleen Lake, we were starting to get excited about the possibility of doing a backpacking trip in Kluane National Park. (Pronounced: "clue on ee"). Plus, we still had a pretty good weather forecast in the Haines Junction and Kluane area of southwest Yukon, while all of Alaska still looked rainy. So we headed out for a three night trek along the west side of Slim's River to the Kaskawush Glacier and back.
Backpacking in Kluane National Park
With all the grizzly tracks, river crossings, the glacial valley, desolate mountains, and trailless miles, this trek definitely felt quite wild. Certainly a lot more wild than the average backpack trip back home in Colorado! And although a week prior we had never even heard of Kluane National Park, our memorable trek here ended up being one of the highlights of our summer!