Every year I try to catch a ride on the river. This year I went up the Porcupine. The island in the picture is on the Yukon River just outside of the village. Pass by, turn right and follow the meanders. The Porcupine will carry you northeastly all the way to Old Crow, Canada. The land rises in that direction and the river has etched its way through canyons. Someday I hope to make that trip.
Richard has a home in Fort Yukon and a lodge way up the Porcupine toward Old Crow. That is the real wilderness. Richard wintered over there last year, just he and Mary.
Wood ducks on a backwater slough. We saw many ducks on our trip. Richard invited several to come home for dinner.