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The Yukon River is 1,980 miles long. Its route passes through the dense Aspen woodlands of the Boreal forest and through some of the most naturally diverse terrain anywhere in the world. Our journey begins at the headwaters of Lake Bennett passing up through Carcross, originally known as Caribou Crossing. From there we’ll pass through the Yukon’s capital Whitehorse and onwards to the centre of the Klondike gold rush, Dawson City. From this point the river becomes ever more remote, the towns and communities even more sparse. Past Fort Yukon, and into Alaska we’ll pass through Tanana, Holy Cross, Russian mission and finally into our finish point, Emmonak, some 286 miles from the Russian coast.