Saturday, 2 June 2012

Yukon – from the air

Heading south from Whitehorse

Emerald Lake, Carcross

Carcross Desert

Bennett Lake - part of Chilkoot Trail

Tagish Lake - no, it's not the Caribbean
(Emerald green in colour thanks to fine rock particles suspended
in the lake - these particles scatter light rays)

Tagish Lake

Southeast of Whitehorse

Southeast of Whitehorse

Whitehorse - SS Klondike in lower right
(Yukon River bottom)

Our Cessna
(Tagish Lake)

Last week I had an opportunity to participate in what's known in our circles as a Media Fam Tour (Media Familiarization Tours for travel writers and photographers).  Yukon Tourism had invited me, along with two international journalists, to check out the Tagish Lake Wilderness Lodge, a remote wilderness resort located some thirty minutes, by plane, southeast of Whitehorse.  We flew onboard a Cessna floatplane and enjoyed the breathtaking scenery of snowcapped mountains,  turquoise lakes and miles upon miles of rivers weaving through an endless expanse of wilderness.  Fabulous! 

Gebhard and Sarah, the owners of the Lodge, greeted us upon our arrival.  We were treated to coffee and homemade cake while we discussed their facilities and tour packages.  Their beautiful lodge and cabins, nestled between the mountains and the rocky shores of Tagish Lake, offer visitors an opportunity to enjoy Yukon's wilderness and outdoor adventures.  I'll post more on the Lodge in an upcoming post.  

Unfortunately, our stay at the Lodge was a brief one as the pilot was on a tight schedule.  Regardless, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning to the lodge in the near future.  

I could not of asked for a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  

Hope all is well in your corner of the world.


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