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    Default Yukon River: Eagle to Chicken. Who's done it?

    I'm hoping to paddle the Yukon with my son, as he turns 13, from Eagle to Chicken, this summer. Who's done this stretch? I've read the books, and I've been a canoe instructor and wilderness traveler for over 15 years. There's always more to learn, and I'm hoping to get some good "intel" from this group.

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    I have done it with my Scout troop.... First advice I would give is put in at Chicken and take out at Eagle.... That way you won't be paddling up-stream.


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    Huh? Chicken to Eagle would be the Fortymile, wouldn't it? Or are you going from Eagle to Circle?
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    Better be following a gold dredge!
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    Eagle to Circle is that what you looking for ?? I think a couple of people made the trip by canoe this summer , check this forum passed pages ,
    do a search then send a PM to them in fact they did a movie of there trip ,they could give you some pointers on what to expect I think
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    Put in on the 40 mile at chicken, that flows into the Yukon and put out at Eagle.


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    I did Eagle to Circle this summer. It was a great trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleBugle View Post
    I have done it with my Scout troop.... First advice I would give is put in at Chicken and take out at Eagle.... That way you won't be paddling up-stream.


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    Thank you!

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    Here's a video of Eagle to Circle. I'm working on a blog post about it but have been too busy to finish it up.
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    Justto get this Cristal clear; this run goes from chicken, cross into Canada, turn left on the Yukon and then down to eagle? How long is it? How long does it takes on a canoe? Is there any white water? Are there any open areas for gold panning? How's the fishing there? I want to mentally file this information in case i ever get the chance to do it.

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    Remember half the trip will be in Canada so you will need to check fishing regs in the Yukon Territory. The big thing to think about is water. Once the white river enters the Yukon river the river water turns silty. The 40 mile has some stretches of rapids. We where in rafts and I don't recall any thing that was too exciting, but your mileage will vary.


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    what they call 5 fingers RIP. is the big one ask about that there was a man that traveled that section in a Kayak by the name of Bev.
    if you can connect he will help I think SID

    send a PM to Amigo Will he ran into Bev , an Amigo might have a current E mail address to contact him
    if you start a new thread you will get better & more coverage on this I think

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