WEDNESDAY WANDERLUST: YUKON LIGHT

By Paul Strubell of Dirt Orca’s – 4/18/18

Today we dream of traveling to The Mighty Yukon. One of North America’s last truly wild places.

This video is from David McColm and is tilled “Yukon Light

As the snow starts to finally melt away from the lower 48, my attention drifts to the still covered mysteries of our northern neighbors and the secrets their winter is keeping, just waiting to be unlocked.

Enjoy and explore.

In September 2013 I headed to the Yukon with my buddy Jon Paine for 11 days of discovery. Most of this movie was shot during our 5 nights camping in Tombstone Territorial Park as well as along the Dempster & Alaska highways. While we experienced everything from driving rain, wind & snow (in the alpine), when the skies cleared and then the northern lights came out … well, there are few words that do justice to such an experience. I’ll just start with ‘mind.blown’! On a personal note, to be able to share it with Jon added immensely to the experience – not only was he the chief cook and bottle washer, he was a great sport & simply fun to hang out with – especially on the not so sunny days! And thank you Sue for loaning his skills to me!

The Yukon is now under my skin and I will be back for many years to come. See you in 2014 – with possibly a few others 🙂

Technical stuff: Gear – Nikon D3s & D4, 14-24 f/2.8, 24 f/1.4, 50 f/1.8, 70-200 VRII f/2.8; max ISO was 3200 for the dark skies; f-Stop Satori pack (not recommended for this situation); Gitzo tripod; MEC tent, sleeping bag, other gear; Arc’teryx to keep me warm & dry

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