One of the places that I was most excited about in the Yukon Territory was Tombstone Territorial Park, just a short drive along the Dempster Highway out of Dawson City. Our initial plan was to backpack in to Grizzly Lake, undeniably the park’s most popular location, and spend two or three nights camping at backcountry sites (there are sites at Grizzly Lake, as well as Divide Lake and Talus Lake), thereby making a small circuit of the Tombstone Range, and doing some scrambling along the way to attain good views. The long winter and delayed spring put a stop to this plan however, as the backcountry sites remained closed due to persistent snow and fragile terrain conditions due to saturated soil. So instead we decided to take a day-hike along the Grizzly Lake trail. There were storm systems bringing high wind, rain and even a bit of snow coming in and out of the valley all day.