Next day we did a couple of touristy things in Skagway then headed back towards Whitehorse and ultimately, the Tatshenshini River. “The Tat” is famous amongst white water rafters and is located entirely in BC. We have been white water rafting 3-4 times before, it’s always been fun if unremarkable.
This trip was a little remarkable in that my personal greatest white water rafting fear, namely getting dumped into ice-cold water, came true. I obviously lived to tell the tale. We were all wearing wetsuits. It was gaspingly cold. But at the end of the day, more of a thrill than a horror.
Unfortunately, no pictures from on the river. It was great though, probably the best day of the trip, despite the bad weather – drizzly all day.
We spent that night at Kathleen Lake, part of Kluane NP, very nice and not crowded. Ben was very impressed by the fact that after helping deliver her ranger talk, the park ranger lady started smoking. This is a family joke now, as in “welcome to our park” (takes big drag of cigarette) “please enjoy all the beautiful nature” (takes another big puff)…
At some point in here we went canoeing for an hour on a lake whose name escapes me, but just outside of Haines Junction. This was the onlu touristy activity we could find. Haines is a microscopic little hole in the wall of a town, basically home base to the enormous Kluane NP.