Following a pleasant night’s stay at the roadside campground in Tombstone, we had an early start for our backpack into the Grizzly Lake campsite. Despite the park ranger telling us that ‘most people take 8-10 hours to hike in to Grizzly Lake’ we arrived around 3pm, just in time to pitch the tent before the […]Read more "Grizzly Lake and Twin Lake Viewpoint – Tombstone"
After two weeks on the Chilkoot Trail, we picked up a rental car in Whitehorse and did some hiking and backpacking in Tombstone Territorial Park. Tombstone is becoming quite popular, and backcountry reservations are easier than ever to obtain as you can book online. While the online reservation system is great, a lot of people […]Read more "Goldensides – Tombstone Territorial Park"
It takes the average hiker between three and five days to hike the Chilkoot Trail. When I hiked it back in 2011, I spent three nights on the trail and it was a comfortable itinerary. So why would anyone be spending two weeks on the Chilkoot? My partner Jessica Auer and I were awarded the […]Read more "Two Weeks on the Chilkoot Trail"
Well this is a first for me; I have been too immersed in travelling to actively maintain the Virtual Hiker blog for months. I have been on the move practically every day since the end of May. At this point I will begin retroactive postings covering my travels around Yukon and Alaska, as well as […]Read more "Montréal to Dawson City, Yukon"
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 […]Read more "Tombstone Territorial Park, Yukon"