It is with great excitement that I am finally able to share the dates and details for the Yukon Aurora & Fall Colours Photography Workshop!
I will be partnering with Jesse Cooke from The Klondike Experience, and one of my most treasured friends Bryan Peters, to offer a unique photography workshop in my favourite place on earth. Jesse is a Yukon local with an extensive knowledge of the backcountry in Tombstone Territorial Park, and a background in teaching. He will guide us on optional daytime hiking excursions, prepare our backcountry meals, and teach us about the flora and fauna of the area.
The Yukon is a special place for me. Last year I spent 17 nights solo hiking and camping in Tombstone Territorial Park. The experience was so much more than just taking photos of the stunning landscape. It was a personal journey of reflection, healing, and deep connection to this wild place. With Jesse and Bryan’s help, my goal is to share that journey with you while capturing the unimaginable beauty of the area.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1: Arrival in Dawson. Evening briefing and last minute gear check with our guide.
Day 2: Early morning departure for our backcountry adventure. Mid-afternoon – Group A along with Rachel will transfer into Tombstone Park by helicopter, Group B will proceed with Jesse to km 67 of the Dempster Highway. Group A arrives Talus Lake. Group B gets a quick heli-lift in from the highway. Camp set up at Talus Lake, evening meal, and evening shoot with Rachel. Camping at Talus Lake tonight.
Day 3: Shooting with Rachel in the morning and evening. Afternoon hike with Jesse towards the base of Tombstone Mountain, today includes a shallow river crossing. Evening meal and staying at Talus Lake tonight.
Day 4: Sunrise shoot with Rachel. Mid-day, strike camp and depart for Divide Lake. Today includes hiking 6km over rocky, uneven terrain. Afternoon camp set up at Divide Lake, evening meal, and sunset and stars shoot with Rachel. Camping at Divide Lake tonight.
Day 5: Sunrise shoot with Rachel. Afternoon hike up to the Glissade Pass lookout. Today’s optional hike is a very difficult climb up to a viewpoint overlooking both the Grizzly and Divide Valleys. Return to camp for the evening meal. Camping at Divide Lake tonight. Sunset and stars shoot with Rachel.
Day 6: Morning shoot with Rachel. Afternoon foraging workshop with Jesse. Sunset and stars shoot with Rachel Evening meal and staying at Divide Lake tonight.
Day 7: Sunrise shoot with Rachel. Strike camp and depart for Talus Lake. Today includes hiking 6km over rocky, uneven terrain. We will spend our last night in Talus Lake. Evening shoot with Rachel.
Day 8: Prepare for today’s midday heli-lift. Group A will get a quick heli-lift to the highway, Group B along with Rachel will get a scenic heli-transfer back to town. Return to Dawson City, check-in to hotel. Afternoon editing workshop by Rachel, evening “out on the town”. Staying in Dawson City tonight.
One last sunrise shoot with Rachel near Dawson City. From here, workshop participants are welcome to make further arrangements of their own to either stay in Dawson City, continue their Yukon adventure, or head back home.
What is Included:
- Return transfers into Talus Lake by helicopter
- Brunch and dinner during our stay at camp.
- Wilderness First Aid-certified guide
- Camp site bookings
- Hotel bookings in Dawson City
- Pre-trip zoom session (date to be determined) to discuss trip planning, packing, and gear requirements
- Guests will provide their own camping gear (I have some gear available if needed)
- Guests will pay for their own meals and entertainment while in Dawson City
- Guests will make their own arrangements in and out of the territory including any additional hotel requirements
- Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended!
Dates — Day 1 August 23rd – Day 8 August 30th inclusive
Price per participant $5750 USD
A $2000 USD deposit (non-refundable) is required to hold reserve your spot.
I look forward to sharing this adventure with you! And as always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!