October 17, 2015

Once in a Lifetime | Working in the Yukon

Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.

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Gosh, I have been wanting to blog about our adventure for a while now! What a crazy few weeks we had. Jim and I were asked to work for Yukon Stone Outfitters; and were super stoked to take the opportunity! Jim was guiding and I was cooking & helping wrangle.

It was almost an eerie feeling having the cub drop me off & fly away, being in the middle of nowhere by myself (…Jim was out hunting and met me later at camp).

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It is such a beautiful place, and we were tucked away close to a stream and just up from a lake in the heart of the province. I found myself super busy between cooking, getting water, wood, cleaning, helping with the horses, cutting meat & having some good “trashers”. I did manage to sneak some time to take a few photos….

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We had some of the most amazing hunters! The most memorable hunt(s) was during the last week of our journey. Two hunters, Steve & Ben, arrived to camp & we were lucky enough to have my cousin Cole and wrangler Steve join us as well! We shared lots of laughs & stories together – it was definitely icing on the cake. The friendship the hunters shared, their willingness to help & spirit they exuded instantly gave me such a great first impression. It was an absolute pleasure to spend our days with them. The Northern Lights provided the BEST show for us one night, we couldn’t help but spend an hour or so in the cold weather to get a few snaps.

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On one of our last days I had a bit of an unfortunate accident & dislocated my elbow. I am SO thankful for the help of Jim, Cole & Steve after the accident. They helped me walk back to camp and tried to keep me comfortable until the cub was able to fly me out the next morning. I was super thankful to have Aaron as well as Ben & Steve greet me at the dock, and take care of me for the rest of the day! What a nice feeling to have such caring people with me when I am so far from home.

It was my goal that day to take photos of our camp, the horses etc for this post that day…needless to say the above photos will have to do!

Even though my elbow has been a bit sore, I still can’t help but smile thinking of the time we spent up there. Where the day of the week is irrelevant, good books are read, conversations had, meals enjoyed (hopefully), running water was a luxury & friends were made.

I wold like to dedicate this post to the below friends. New & old. Without you, the trip would not have been nearly as enjoyable.

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I am now looking forward to my last wedding of the season this weekend! Very exciting & time to catch up on everything…including finishing my unpacking. I am seriously the worst….

Cheers!

Ang

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