Paint Mountain Hike near Kluane National Park, Yukon

Note: Paint Mountain is not within the boundaries of the Kluane National Park.

View of the Pine Lake from Paint Mountain

Paint mountain is a massive rock face just outside Haines Junction – the gateway to the Kluane National Park. It has fantastic views of Pine Lake and the Kluane front ranges.

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Kusawa Ridge Hike in Yukon, Canada

Kusawa Ridge hike is a lightly trafficked trail located near the Kusawa Lake Campground. It provides panoramic views of the Kusawa Lake and the Ibex Valley mountains. You can spot various wildlife on and near this trail which includes White Tailed Ptarmigan, Caribou and Sheep.

A small creek near the trailhead
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M’Clintock Hike in Whitehorse, Yukon

M’Clintock hike is a very short hiking trail, just outside Whitehorse. But, don’t let the distance fool you. It is short, but very steep. Hence, it is an ideal trail for running and training.

View from just above the trailhead parking
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Grey Mountain Hike

View of the Yukon River and Mt. Lorne from Grey Mountain

If you’ve been to Whitehorse, you must have seen the Grey Mountain, prominent over the city. It is even visible from the downtown riverfront. The one with a big communication tower near the Summit is the Grey Mountain.

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Spirit Canyon – An ideal beginner’s hike in the Yukon to fall in love with the activity

Beautiful views from the Spirit Canyon trail

Spirit Canyon, located off the Alaska highway near Ibex Valley, is an ideal first hike for anyone new to Whitehorse. It has expansive views of the Alaska highway and Ibex valley mountains beyond.

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Hiking the new trail on Mt. Anderson in Yukon, Canada

The hiking trail on Mt. Anderson is a relatively new one added to the long list of hikes in the Yukon. It is an easy day hike enjoyable in summer & fall and a great destination for backcountry snow sports in the winter.

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Hiking, getting lost and bushwhacking at Mt. Lorne

Looming south of Whitehorse is a tall peak named Mt. Lorne. While going towards Carcross, it is on your left on the Klondike Highway. Hard to miss, this is an underrated hike in Whitehorse. Due to its close proximity to Whitehorse, people often skip it for other well known hikes in Carcross and Kluane region.

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Hiking the Samuel Glacier Trail in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park

Samuel Glacier is located in Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park in British Columbia. The park lies in the northwest corner of British Columbia. It is located between Kluane National Park and Reserves in the Yukon and Glacier Bay and Wrangell-St. Elias National Parks and Preserves in Alaska. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park got its name from two of the great river systems on the planet – Tatshenshini River and Alsek River.

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Kluane National Park: Part 2 – Hiking King’s Throne Peak

The Kluane National Park is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory. It shares its border with two other parks – Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park of British Columbia to the south and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Reserve of Alaska, USA to the west. These parks contain the largest non-polar icefield as well as some of the most spectacular glaciers in the world. Together, these three parks are recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kluane National Park: Part 1 – White water rafting on Tatshenshini River

All pictures of white water rafting are credited to Tatshenshini Expediting.

Kluane National Park is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon. It is a vast land of grandeur mountains, massive glaciers, pristine lakes, gushing rivers, and abundant wildlife. It is also home to the highest mountain in Canada – Mt. Logan. People from all around the world visit Kluane NP for a variety of activities like kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountaineering, backpacking, skiing, flightseeing tours, white water rafting and many more.

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The Millennium Trail, Bert Law Park, S.S. Klondike and The Whitehorse Dam

How wonderful would it be if a hiking trail starts right from the downtown of a city? If that’s a question, look no further than the City of Whitehorse. There are many trails it has to offer which begins right from the heart of the city.

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Carcross Desert – World’s Smallest Desert

Carcross desert is located in the southwest corner of the Yukon Territory, close to the British Columbia border. It is the world’s smallest desert measuring approximately 2.6 sq km. Even though it’s the smallest desert, technically it isn’t a desert as it is very humid and surrounded by lakes.

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What should I bring on a weekend backpacking trip?

Note: I have not been paid by any company or brand mentioned in this article. All recommendations and reviews are based on my own preferences only.

This article will guide you in packing efficiently for a weekend backpacking trip. Following checklist is created as per my preferences only. You should create your own checklist using the information provided in this article and keep on altering that list, based on your own experiences, after every trip until you get it right.

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Hiking Mt. LeConte in Winter

Mt. LeConte summit hike is a must-do hike when you are in Smoky Mountains National Park. It may be the third highest peak in the national park, but the hike is challenging with spectacular views from the top (though clouds were the king during our time at the summit). Mt. LeConte is 6,593 ft. high and in winter it is mostly covered with snow or ice.

There are multiple trails leading up to the summit of Mt. LeConte with parking available at each of the trailhead:

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