Monday, July 28th, 2014 Sky High Valley Ranches Ltd. Whitehorse, YT 20°C
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Dates
June 14, 2014 - September 20, 2014
Departs Saturdays
Rates
Can $1,328 + GST/Person
Additional:
Room in Whitehorse Can $129.00 + GST add.
Participants
Max. 6 participants / Guide

5 Day Hike with Huskies Tour


Tour Itinerary


Experience the beauty and serenity of Pristine Yukon Landscapes. Hike with our friendly huskies and knowledgeable guide through peaceful valleys, rolling hills and majestic mountain ridges. End each day in our cozy wood heated lodge/cabins with a home cooked meal and recount your day's adventures with others on the tour.

Day One Saturday: 1-3 hours hiking: Elevation: 1101 + Meters

We will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at 10am and take the Sky High Van from Whitehorse to Sky High Wilderness Ranch. On the way we pass McIntyre Marsh - a wetland that is home to many Yukon birds. As we climb in elevation the landscapes are breath taking! Arrive at Sky High Wilderness Ranch and meet your guide. (L, D)

Today after a light home cooked lunch hit the trails with a guide and some of our lovable huskies - Enjoy the smell and sounds of the Fish Lake Valley on your first hike - watch the huskies splash in the clear waters of Fish Creek and maybe brave a dip yourself! This creek comes from Fish Lake and early in summer there are lake trout to be seen swimming at the inlet as well as through a small pond by the bridge. Share some treats with the huskies as they roll and romp in the soft green grasses of the valley. Return to the delicious aroma of your dinner cooking in the lodge. Finish the evening with a gravity fed shower or wood heated sauna. (B, L, D)

Day Two Sunday: 4 - 5 hours hiking: Elevation: 1,538 Meters

Today our hike will take us above tree line to the top of Mt Macintyre. Enjoy watching the energy of the huskies as they climb effortlessly playing with each other as they run through the summer sunshine. Picnic with the huskies at the top and take in the landscapes that surround you. Depending on time of year there are cranberries, blueberries and sage growing on this mountain side and we will gather berries for a fresh berry dessert or sage for a chicken dinner in the lodge. After dinner, relax by the fire pit with hot drinks, and recount your day's adventure with others in your group. (B, L, D)

Day Three Monday: 4-6 hours: Elevation: 1,624 meters

While having your breakfast, watch the morning skies turn a soft pink as the sun rises on your next adventure. Today we hike the Bonneville Lake Ridge. Walking in the morning splendor along the shores of Fish Lake with our four legged friends, we stop at the inlet of Fish Creek and look for Lake Trout that may be swimming there. Then we slowly begin to climb following a path that eventually turns into a smaller winding myriad of trails leading up the mountain ridge. We are on Kwanlin Dunn First Nation Land and these trails have been used by the KDFN as well as Yukon Wildlife for centuries. This area is a photographer's paradise and there are many photo opportunities with beautiful backgrounds of the flora and fauna of the area. Once you are on the top of the ridge take a few moments for a break, snack and romp with the huskies. Breathe in the pure mountain air as you start down toward Bonneville Lakes for a picnic lunch. With your guide and group choose the direction of your afternoon adventure, pack up your lunch and head again down the trail. Enjoy a cozy dinner at the lodge. Enjoy a long summer evening on our wrap-around deck. (B, L, D)

Day four Tuesday: 4-6 hours: Elevation: 1101 + meters

Over breakfast your guide will give you the details of your next challenge. Today we hike to the Fish Lake Plateau, where views are some of the finest the Yukon has to offer. We start out along the Lake through winding treed trails along a traditional working trap line trail (approx 5km) and then climb to the plateau. Savor the scent of wild sage and pick some to use in our dinner this evening. At the top of the Plateau we overlook the south end of Fish Lake on one side and the ibex valley on the other. (B, L, D)

Day Five Wednesday

After a hearty, home cooked, farewell breakfast, go one last time to the kennel to say good bye to your faithful husky friends. Breathe in the fresh morning air and allow the peace and tranquility of the Yukon wilderness to seep into your soul. Our wish is that you will take many happy memories of the Yukon with you and that some day we will have the honor of seeing you again! Our Sky High Van takes you back to Whitehorse. (B)

Packing List
Ξ Wind/Rain Jacket
Ξ Wind/Rain Pants
Ξ Hiking Boots
Ξ Wool Socks - 3 pairs
Ξ Long Underwear(pants) - 1 pair
Ξ Undershirt - 1 pair
Ξ Water Bottle
Ξ Backpack
Ξ Camera
Ξ Thermos
Ξ Hat
Ξ Light Gloves
Ξ Headlamp(August & September)
Ξ Sunglasses
Ξ Indoor Shoes or Slippers
Included Not Included
Ξ Transfer from and to Whitehorse Ξ Alcoholic beverages
Ξ Accommodation in cabins (4 night cabin/lodge - double occupancy)
Ξ All meals including non-alcoholic beverages, except Lunch and dinner day 5 in Whitehorse Ξ Meals in restaurants (breakfast day 1 and lunch and dinner day 5)
Ξ 203 Friendly Huskies Ξ All expenses of personal nature
Ξ Gratuity

Please Note

* We strongly advise that you purchase travel/cancellation insurance before traveling.
* The camps have no power or telephone, showers are of basic gravity fed nature and not available in tent camp. Shower and sauna at Lodge.
* We point out, that unforeseeable circumstances such as weather conditions, extreme temperatures or illness of the horses may force us to change this itinerary.
* You will be required to sign a "release of claims and waiver of liability form" prior to the departure of this tour.
* Please read our Terms of Business page before booking