Friday, April 22, 2016

The Yukon River - Prepping for the Adventure

Anyone that knows us, knows that March is the start of the busy season for us, April is crazy and well after that it's full on and there is never a dull moment until our last event at the end of October. This April has been particularly busy with phone calls, emails, dealer visits, clinics, community river cleanups and a LOT of prep.

In June we will be living, working and playing remotely in the Yukon. We couldn't be more excited but the work that needs to be done before our departure is epic. This is because we have such a variety of things that we will be doing that month, clinics, a 2 week canoe trip and our involvement in the Yukon River Quest as a support team for World Champion, SUP paddler and new Mom, Lina Augaitis and film-maker, conservationist and SUP explorer, Norm Hann.

I thought it would be fun to show you a little bit of the prep for the canoe trip. We will be paddling from Whitehorse to Dawson City, 735 km over 15 days. This is the same route our friends, Lina and Norm will paddle in probably less than 3 days!!!

We have had paddling adventures all of the world, Grand Canyon, Antarctica, South Georgia, Green River, British Columbia's West Coast and more but none have been this long in duration or distance.Out came the dehydrator, the Excalibur (recommended by our late friend, Pat Peacock - the Queen of camp cooking!) and it's been running quite a bit the last couple of weeks.

Purchased on line from Green Health Canada

In the photo below you can see a little of what we have dehydrated.

bananas, apples, red/yellow/orange peppers, jalapenos, cabbage, leeks. The black beans and pinto beans we purchased from a great shop in Victoria called, Lifestyle Market
The menu has been made, a lot of the food has been purchased and now it is time to switch over to gear organization. I will save those details for another blogpost.

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