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On this epic Yukon Packraft journey we will travel to 5 Rivers of the famous Peel Watershed. Join us in 2022 for this paddling and hiking trip.
The Peel River watershed is one of the most famous paddling regions in Canada. People travel from all over the world to paddle these rivers. (Wind, Hart, Snake, Bonnet Plume, Blackstone, Ogalvie & of course the Peel itself).
The unique characteristics of a packboat, which allows one to relatively easily hike between watersheds, means that we are now able to plan one paddling/hiking route which will travel down 5 rivers in the region, taking relatively short hikes (1 or 2 days) between the watersheds.
Costs: 3 clients – $5995pp CAD
4-5 clients – $5595pp CAD
6-8 clients – $4895pp CAD
Note: Discounts available if you provide your own packboat. Also option to provide your own breakfasts & Lunches
(Note: this is a suggested itinerary only. Conditions on each trip may vary)
Day 1: Aug 3, 2022, Meet Whitehorse
Aug 4, Shuttle to Mayo and flight into Bonnet Plume River.
Aug 5-8 Descend Bonnet Plume
Aug 9- Hike to Rackla River
Aug 10 – Rackla River, begin Hike to Wind
Aug 11 – Finish Hike to Wind River
Aug 12-13 – Wind River & Start Hike to Hart Lake
Aug 44 – Hike to Hart Lake
Aug 15: Food Drop
Aug 16- 19: Hart River
Aug 20: Hike to Blackstone
Aug 21-Aug 22: Blackstone River & Begin Hike to Ogalvie
Aug 23-24: Up Ogalvie to Dempster Hwy
Aug 25: Safety Day
Aug 26: Pick up on Dempster Highway and Shuttle to Whitehorse.
* Please note: It is the nature of bush plane flights that such factors as weather, pilot judgment, fire, mechanical problems etc. can dictate the schedule of flights and can cause delays. Wanapitei cannot control these factors and accepts no responsibility for lost time.
Wanapitei Canoe will be providing all the Food, (with the option for you to provide your own breakfasts and lunches if you prefer – $210 price reduction).
Food will be divided up amongst the group to carry in your hiking packs.
Dinners we will be cooking/eating all together as one group. We will take charge of the on-trip prep/cooking of the dinners. We always welcome assistance. Breakfasts and lunches are provided by us and prepared/cooked by you on the trip, (solo or in groups of 2) (As noted you have the option to provide your . own breakfast and lunch).
We will be packing an average of ? Calories per day. You need to pack your own snacks. (eg protein bars, Nuts, Jerky, trail mix etc), which should provide about 600+ Cal per day
We will provide you (solo or grps of 2) with small backpack stove and pot. If you have your own, we encourage you to bring it, just let us know. You need to bring your own cutlery, bowl/plate and mug/cup.
Packraft: We encourage you to bring your own Packraft. If you do there is a $750 reduction in the trip price. Our trip price includes us providing you with a tandem boat and pairing you up with another paddler. We will be using Alpacka Forager Boats (tandem), and Alpacka Gnarwhale singles (there is an upcharge to use our single boats – $750).
Paddle: We will provide you with a take apart paddle (canoe paddles for tandem, kayak paddles for single). Again, if you have your own we encourage you to bring it.
PFD: You must provide your own PFD. It must have a whistle attached.
Helmet: You must provide your own helmet
Dry Suit: You must provide your own dry suit or paddling suit.
Pack: You must provide your own hiking pack
Tent: You must provide your own lightweight hiking tent.
Sleeping Bag & Pad: Please provide your own
Hiking Poles: You must provide your own hiking poles
Safety Gear: We will provide grp safety gear like Sat Phone & InReach
First Aid: We will have an emergency medical kit. You need to bring any meds you are on or think you might need on trip, eg Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Tylenol, Back Pain meds etc. You also need to bring your own ‘ouch kit’’ for minor cuts and scratches. Band aids, antiseptic ointment etc.
Water Filtration: If you require filtered water please bring your own system. (pump, tablets etc).
Water Bottle: You need your own water bottle or bag. For Hikes you should have extra capacity. Eg a bottle and 2nd extra bag or bottle
You are responsible for your own clothes. Bring your own toilet paper.
Note: We will also be assigning each person a small amount of group gear to carry. We’ll take the grp gear and divide it evenly amongst the group, a couple of kg each.