It's Outward Bound 2000 YV5. We started off at the Whitehorse base camp, and practised our canoeing skills on whitewater the first time.
Everyone of us was new to this. We had fun running our fast current the first day.
After that we had our driver dropped us about 500km northwest of Whitehorse, with our 16 days of supplies. It was a horrible ride.
A few of us puked along the way. But after all the driving, it came our paddling. Man, the water was freezing and we had to wear wet suits.
The section of South MacMillan River that we were going to paddle had 7 sets of rapids. The first 2 days was easy floating around, and we arrived
at our first set of rapids. We scouted for the entry point, exit point, and rescue point. And we ran it, most of fell off. I got sucked down
into a whirlpool for a while before I poped up.
6 canoes, 12 paddlers and 1 truck
Halo for the Mountain
Ready to launch?
I wish I own these cabins
Gravel Island on the river
Me and Rick
Many of us fell off and needed rescue
After our first rapid run
It was a surely tiring day. Everyone was moody!
Gord and I tried to get to the waves.
Chris and Peter were surfing the waves
More action ?
My name is Rienhard, I'm 60 yearold
Rienhard was 60 years old, but he seemed a lot younger than us. He blew his harmonica every morning to wake us up, 6:00am sharp on time.
But everyone enjoyed the music he created for us. Thank you !!
I took this picture at 12 mignight.
Yeah, the midnight sun screwed up our bedtime. It's bright enough for me to read at midnight. We couldn't actually sleep until 3 or 4am, and
had to wake up at 6:00am.
We explored this waterfall
There must be a lot of mooses here.
Rain was certainly coming
Cross-country with a pack was not easy neither. Because we were so bulked up by the winter clothing, it was very difficult to balance a swinging pack on ski.
Hey, isn't it a moose?
That is the moose!
My signature shadow
Steve showed Pete how to make the yeast bread on this trip. It's amazingly easy, mixed it up, gave the dough a few throw, .. yeah right.
It took Pete about 40 mins to prepare the dough, and babysit the fire to bake it. But after all this, it turned out perfect. No complaints.
Before !! Steve showed Pete how to make yeast bread
After !! Well done, Pete!
Doesn't it seem there're some faces on the rock
That's called serious photography!
No man land !
Rick said, "I need a break."
Me, and Gord
Every Night is like this, it was only 11pm!
Rainbow showed up when the rain retreated
We made this, isn't cool?>
This fire ultiamtely became a barn fire
Take a picture for us, please
Hey .. smile!
Weather had been good to us in this trip. It only rained 3 or 4 days. We did manage to see a moose, a mother grizzly bear with 3 cubs.
17 days went by very fast. At the end, we all went back to civilization. Outward Bound