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    Default Next year's river recomendations.

    So I had an absolutely fantastic time on the Yukon this summer (Eagle to Circle). I'm thinking of starting from Dawson next year now that I have a bit more experience. But where else might I look into for a multi day trip (and only lightly experienced in canoeing)? What's your favorites or what river/section would you recommend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    So I had an absolutely fantastic time on the Yukon this summer (Eagle to Circle). I'm thinking of starting from Dawson next year now that I have a bit more experience. But where else might I look into for a multi day trip (and only lightly experienced in canoeing)? What's your favorites or what river/section would you recommend?

    As a Spring trip(higher water levels) the west fork of the Dennison, down to the confluence... then out to the south fork bridge is fun. You need at least 6 foot on the west fork(where is this checked? Another boater told me about it). Interesting float.. road to road... some white water and quicker turns, but relatively mild. Not fun in lower water due to rocks and dragging.

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    I have often thought of doing the Toklat/Kantishna/Tanana to Manley Hot Springs. The start is in Denali NP. Will Forsberg documented this trip a few years ago and put it on Youtube. It looks like a heck of an adventure.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjzlp81sSu4

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchorrivercrowds View Post
    As a Spring trip(higher water levels) the west fork of the Dennison, down to the confluence... then out to the south fork bridge is fun. You need at least 6 foot on the west fork(where is this checked? Another boater told me about it). Interesting float.. road to road... some white water and quicker turns, but relatively mild. Not fun in lower water due to rocks and dragging.
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    Try Dawson to Eagle. Be sure and stop at Forty Mile.

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    What type of canoe are you paddling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipercub View Post
    What type of canoe are you paddling?
    17' Grumman.
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    If you are interested in venturing further afield, come over to The Yukon and look at rivers like the Teslin (to either Carmacks or Dawson) or the Big Salmon. The Yukon below Dawson is a big muddy river, as you know, but the rivers I mentioned are smaller, clear water trips with great camping and scenery. Both are relatively popular by Yukon standards, but crows are not an issue.
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    Thanks Yukoner, I'll get started looking those up. Yes, I'm excited to paddle in CLEAR water lol.

    Yea the ravens pecked a hole and pooped on my tarp one night. They didn't get down to my fiddle case though so that was ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipercub View Post


    wow, thank you!! Thank you very much!! Awesome!

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