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Yukon River Break-up

Huge sheets of ice are drifting down the mighty Yukon River during breakup. Breakup is recognized as an Alaska mini-season when river and sea ice breaks apart as temperatures warm and water levels rise. A few years ago, I left Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in my solo canoe right after breakup and paddled for 75 days the 2,000 miles to the mouth of the Yukon. I eventually ended my journey in the Yukon Delta community of Pitkas Point, just 70 miles short of the Bering Sea.

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