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A paddle down the Tutshi river

Last saturday I had the opportunity to paddle the Tutshi river near Whitehorse in the Yukon. Big thanks to Sean for driving and Kevin of Tatshenshini Expediting for the use of a boat. It was great to paddle with Luke, Jen, Kevin, Mike, Brendan and Sean.

The level, when I was there, was a bit below 2 on the river gauge – aka med/low {low/med}

We drove to just above the suspension bridge over the Tutshi. With a fairly short walk we arrive at the river. The weather was amazing with little fluffy clouds dotting a blue sky. The water was way warmer then I expected.

The First rapid came after a short warm up, I went with a bit of verbal beta from Luke and Brendan and after watching them disappear around the lip, I gave the line a shot which resulted in roll.

The next little while was fun bouldery section down to the Waterfall, No Show Off and Final Rinse. There are a few other rapids which i don’t remember the names of.

Over all, a fantastic day out. It should be on your list for sure if you head to the north. So much goodness.

Enjoy the Pictures,

Start of the hike in

The river comes into view

A pretty sweet put-in view, including a Canada flag

Luke, pretty stoked for a day on the water

Jen, after running the first drop

Vernon Beebe coming through the first drop

Some of the fun boulder section

Brendan on the drop named ‘waterfall’

Luke with a smooth line

Nice little stacked section of the Tutshi

Sean coming through one of the harder sections of the Tutshi

Brendan going for the Boof

Luke going for a wash in ‘No Show Off’ 

Mike lining up the drop

Pretty happy with the line

Sean on point

Sweet boof

Jen coming through ‘No Show Off’

Final strokes on the run

Brendan in Final Rinse



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