"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime; it is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
— last words of Crowfoot, a great hunter of the Blackfoot



The town of Haines, Alaska is the starting point for a Tatshenshini River trip. From here it's a two hour drive north to the put-in at Dalton Post, Yukon Territory, Canada.
Campsite on the upper Tatshenshini, in a meadow of Dryas flowers
 Rafts floating down a narrow section on the upper Tatshenshini
Morning on the river, pushing off the boats. The St. Elias Mts. in the distance. 
Hikers exploring the Walker Glacier
A rainy day on the Tatshenshini. Everyone's huddled around the fire drying clothes and staying warm!
Marc Smith cooks pancakes at camp along the shores of Alsek Bay
Tents surrounded by purple fireweed, at a river camp near the mouth of the Novatak Glacier
 John Toner rowing through Alsek Bay
Campsite along the southern shore of Alsek Bay, looking across the ice to Alsek Glacier.

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A highlight of the Tatshenshini River trip is floating among the iceberg scupture in Alsek Bay

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A view of Mt. Fairweather and the Alsek Glacier, taken on the plane flight back to Haines from Dry Bay. Mt. Fairweather, 4633 metres high (over 15,000 feet!) is the premier peak in the St. Elias Range, and is the tallest mountain in British Columbia.


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