Archive for July, 2008

New Book Published on Wild Rivers of the Yukon’s Peel Watershed

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Originally released June 24, 2008

Whitehorse-based authors Juri Peepre and Sarah Locke are pleased to announce the publication of their new book featuring the wild rivers of the Yukon’s Peel watershed.

Packed full of information, photographs and maps illustrating the fascinating natural and cultural history of the Peel River region, the book is a traveller’s guide to eight premiere mountain rivers including the renowned Three Rivers – the Wind, Snake and Bonnet Plume – as well as the Peel, Hart, Blackstone, Ogilvie and the legendary Rat River.

Reworked by Pleistocene ice, the rugged Peel region includes pockets of unglaciated Beringian landscapes and the northern limit of the boreal forest. A homeland to the Tetl’it Gwich’in and Nacho Nyak Dun, this still remote region attracted some of the Yukon’s earliest explorers, as well as fur traders, goldrushers and other adventurers. The Lost Patrol lost its way here, as did the Bishop who ate his boots.

With detailed logistics and river descriptions, along with suggestions for safe and low impact tripping, the book will appeal to paddlers, hikers and others interested in the North. Essays on conservation and wilderness travel round out the content of the book. The book celebrates a wild northern landscape which conservationists have worked to protect for more than 15 years.

Softcover, 220 pages, 16 maps, 147 contributed and archival photographs, printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper.  Retail price: $24.95.

Available at Mac’s Fireweed on Main Street in Whitehorse, as well as other Yukon outlets, including CPAWS-Yukon, Up North Adventures, Nahanni River Adventures, Kanoe People and Coast Mountain Sports. For online orders, visit For more information, contact Juri Peepre at

For more on the content, see About Our Book. If you have used the book on one of the rivers please leave a comment below! We would love to hear from you.