I know a Yukon canoe trip can be done (I read the thread on Bob) and I want to first say that I'm a bit crazy at times.
Ive been looking at canoes and even Jon oats and thought I had my mind made up on buying a Jon boat, however my desire to be debt free has overcome my desire for a boat. I know a canoe would be more economical but the price of new canoes is astounding (at least for what I need).
So I've been thinking of doing a canoe float down the Yukon. Possibly from the bridge. Maybe from Somewhere else. I would have most of the summer to do the trip but would rather spend about two to three weeks? I have no idea how long a trip would take. I've spoken with three people that have done the trip in Jon or v bottom boats and they told me it took about 4 days. One lady told me her family did it in 2 1/2 days when she was younger.
Ideally I'd like to get a 17ish footer with a 5ish hp motor. I did find a guy in my village that used a 3 hp motor on a 17' for over five years. He said he made it across the Yukon numerous times and hauled many moose in it. So I know it can be done. If I get a motor I may do trip solo. If no motor I hope to talk someone into doing the trip with me.
Im not in the best of shape now, but I was not to long ago. I'm not going to kill myself (not the plan anyways) but I want to be smart about it. My canoe experience is minimal. Basically I'd like to get back in shape and enjoy myself.
Is this idea possible? Taking it slow? I believe the trip would be about 400 miles. Dates would be either June or July (allow myself plenty of time).