Paddle the Hess River on this white water canoeing or kayaking expedition in the Yukon. This package offers two weeks of wilderness, wildlife, and whitewater. You will canoe/kayak with raft support on Class II to IV whitewater. The Hess has the most consistent whitewater in the Yukon.
Your adventure begins with a flight in a small charter plane from Mayo to Porter Lake. There is a one kilometer portage to the head water of the river. You will travel light, with inflatable canoe, small rafts and, or kayaks.
At first the river is small and narrow. It is the perfect habitat for moose, caribou and a great variety of waterfowl. The river flows South towards Keele Peak which is the highest point in the Selwyn-Mackenzie Mountains. Keele Peak is a huge circular, stand-alone massif, surrounded by valleys with small trees. The massif contains glaciers radiating out from the peak, and covering an area 10 km by 10 km. You will navigate 8 kms of grade III+ rapids before reaching Keele Creek where the river turns west towards Mayo and the Steward River. From here on the scenery changes to the typical rolling hills of central Yukon.
On this trip you will encounter rapids everyday, grade III+. This is a true wilderness trip, a long way from roads and people, the river flows through a rich wildlife habitat, you are often rewarded by animals sighting. Colorful canyons, pristine wilderness and whitewater, it is a trip you won't want to miss.