*** Yukon Larger Than Life ***

“Yukon Larger Than Life” I remember coming across this expression quite a few times right before my adventure trip there this September. Little did I know, it was going to become the motto of my trip  Here is my first “encounter” with North Klondike River valley in Tombstones. Just standing there… being surrounded by endless rugged mountain ridges, slopes and valleys… I felt there could be no other words to describe my feeling – it is larger than life!
This shot is the 4th day of my 11th day trip to Yukon and by this time we finally made it to the park! We arrived just in time to catch the last glimpse of the dying day with sun lighting and firing up already vibrant colors of the fall foliage, making mountains slopes and valleys even more dramatic. This shot is actually right after the sun was obstructed by the heavy dark clouds of the upcoming storm. We could only hope that it would not last too long since the next day we were to embark on the backpacking trip with first stop at Grizzly lake (which is also known as the worst part of Tombstone park due to insane elevation gain and quite a few talus slopes). To everybody’s surprise weather held up and we made it there just under 8 hrs… of course due to numerous stops with me yelling “Oh my! Another Kodak moment!”;-)
Well I’m happy we did stop – I have something to share with friends back at home and around the world!


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