Thursday, 3 July 2014
Walking the Yukon, Saving the Yukon
The Yukon is one of the remotest and wildest places I've ever been. I met very few other walkers and sometimes went a week and more without seeing another human being or even signs of one. This is real wilderness. As well as magnificent mountains, rivers and forests I saw wolves, bears, moose, eagles and more.
Towards the end of my walk I was in the Peel River Watershed, just north of the tremendous Tombstone Mountains, which I have since revisited on a ski tour. The Peel Watershed is now under threat of industrialisation for coal, oil and gas. This would an appalling destruction of a pristine wilderness. There is a campaign against this that all lovers of wilderness and nature should support. You can sign a petition here.