New summer is on the horizon. I guess I have only two items left on the list that has been created from the suggestions of the posters of the thread - Nation Lakes and Yukon. Recently I was looking at the Yukon related options and found this - "Self guided Yukon options:
Looks really interesting, but there is not enough information plus I really struggle with the logistics of the trip.
Ideally I would like to come to Whitehorse or Carmacks by car with my own kayak and all gear and kayak to Dawson City. Depending on the departure point it would be 400-700 km one way trip.
Should it be a solo trip? So far, all trips mentioned in this tread were solo trips, but the longest one was just 11 days. Therefore, at the moment, I am simply not sure what to think - most likely the kind of trip from Whitehorse to Dawson City can be a really boring solo experience. Regarding the complexity of the trip - there are only two dangerous (ok, may be I should say "required special attention and careful consideration" - as a matter of fact, I simply don't know yet ) places, the rest should be relatively easy and fast (due to the current but easy because lots of people with different level of training went this path), but I still think I can manage it on my own.
The biggest problem with logistics is how to return back from Dawson City to Whitehorse for example - with the kayak and all gear, to the place where I am going to leave my car. If one hires a transportation company, he is looking at 990$ (and it means from Whitehorse to Dawson City - but what if I want to go from Dawson City to Whitehorse? ) :
I understand that this is a big distance - 550 km, but still 1 thousand is 1 thousand. Then may be I just should rent a kayak in Whitehorse for 400$, leave it in Dawson City (there should be their agent) and travel back to Whitehorse with all my gear using a Husky Bus (they allow 2 big backpacks that should be enough) for 99$:
There are things that should be thought over yet, in other words I am not sure.
Nation Lakes - everything seems to be easy in terms of logistics of the trip. My only concern would be the number of unpassable log jams because that would immediately mean portaging. While it is not a problem for short distances (but still it depends) in case of a really big log jam that can be a problem (yes, I don't like doing that and would try to avoid by any means). My guess is that I should contact Doug French from Chuchi Lake and ask if he has any info about this potential problem. Other than that I don't see any things that can unexpectedly complicate the trip.