What could possibly go wrong?
In this honest and humorous account of a 50 day paddling expedition, Christopher Paton exposes the trials and joys of being a surrogate dad on a fast-flowing river: the mighty Yukon. Packed with truths and tall-tales, the author brings the magic of the Yukon to life, together with tips and tricks for “surviving” in the wilds with kids.
This is not a history book of the Yukon, but readers curious to learn more about the area and its people will find plenty of stories within the pages, as the author and his group travels through Canada and into Alaska, coordinating Search and Rescue, avoiding wildfires, meeting the local people making their living on the river, and encounters with bears.
Yukon Dad is also the tale of a canoe, at the end of its outfitting career, and the beginning of a new life at a Native Alaskan summer camp. The canoe carried the author, his wife, and the children safely to journey’s end, with more than a few adventures under its hull.
You might be curious about the stories that canoe could tell, or perhaps you just want some good ideas for entertaining young adventurers on a big river. Either way, Yukon Dad will bring a smile to your face and a huge chunk of the Yukon wilderness into your lives as you follow the author downriver.
“Yukon Dad: 50 Days on the Yukon River with Kids” is available at a special pre-order price.