Monday, May 16, 2016

Catch up post from March - trip to Aishihik Lake Yukon

Snowmobile trip from Mount Nansen near Carmacks via the mine road to Champagne Aishihik Frist Nation territory on the very old "road" that used to run to the mine site from Haines. you pass the Buffalo Paddock Cabin en route that is now deeded to the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, repairs are being undertaken - easier to do in winter due to boggy ground. Stopped at the old WW II airport site that is now under the ownership of the Champagne Aishihik First Nation. Very low snow year - lots of wolf and bison tracks on the snowmobile trail, medium length day about 120 kms round trip.

Buffalo Paddock on the way out

Part of the Northwest Staging Route, a series of air strip built all the way up to Alaska for the war effort - this site was built in 1941 by the gov of Canada

on the trail back to Mount Nansen, cabin and overflow back at the parking lot

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