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Traveling 75,000 miles around the world in search of fish and friendship.
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June 1, 2006

Location: Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

N 60 43’ 07”
W 135 03’ 24”

The odyssey has begun! I left Salida, CO early Sunday morning and arrived in Whitehorse, YT Tuesday afternoon. 2,640 miles. I saw bears, moose, elk, wilderness buffalo, deer, caribou and a weasel en route….. and that was just on the last day!

The plan is to leave Whitehorse on Sunday morning to drive the 650 miles to Fairbanks, Alaska.  There I will do some last minute shopping, then fly back to Whitehorse on Tuesday afternoon.  Using a borrowed truck and trailer (thanks Sandor!) I’ll drop the boat into the river early Wednesday morning and begin the 1,900 mile river trip to the Bering Sea. I cannot wait to get on the river!

A note on the updates from this leg of the around the globe expedition……  Although I have obtained the best satellite phone equipment available to the public, the BGAN network coverage does not include the Yukon and Alaska yet.  Subsequently, all updates will rely on public internet availability and/or the Canada & US postal service.  In other words…… IT WILL BE SPORATIC! The allure of this part of the world is the remoteness and unspoiled beauty and the last time I checked there aren’t internet kiosks along the river. Thank you for your patience!

A special thanks to Troy and Jill Larkin for their friendship and generous support of this endeavor. And a big “THANK YOU” to my Salida “salida” party hosts Michelle & Kevin Busch and Bob and Lucy at the Rocky Mountain Lodge in Poncha Springs.

Have fun!

A stretch of the Alaska-Canada highway

Dan relaxing at camp on Lake Laberge near Whitehorse

Lake Laberge will provide an early test with over 30 miles of still water which is prone
to sudden and violent weather changes.

Celebrating with a hearty meal.

The S.S. Klondike on display in Whitehorse. During the gold rush,
over 250 such vessels plied the river between Dawson City and Whitehorse.

The world’s longest wooden fish ladder at Whitehorse

Looking downriver at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory


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