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, Yukon - August 2016
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!