That sinking feeling

Sunday 10th July. By Paul.

River crossings are a regular part of Kluane, and as we descended down Hoge creek they became numerous and more difficult. Packs off, boots off, sandals on, cross, sandals off, boots on, packs on….100m and then do it all again. Did I mention that the creek is glacial fed?

We were keen to preserve our dry feet, luckily with hindsight as towards the end of the walk Jodie’s boots fell apart when boots on crossings were necessary.

Now the creek enters the Donjek river, and the stakes get higher. The sediment can be like quicksand and sinking is involved. One large crossing results in some heart pounding as the river bed alternated between solid and sinking. Now across we find ourselves at the bottom of river cliffs hoping that the next river bend is kind to us.


About paulandjodie

Our first blog, five star tent, was a six month project in parallel with a journey on foot and by kayak from Alaska to Patagonia. Now back to real life, Jodie is inspired to start blogging again, just a little bit, with photo theme hop.
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