Referred to by some as “The Last Frontier” and “The Land of the Midnight Sun”, it’s hard to deny that Alaska is a place of untamed natural beauty. Under the watchful gaze and devoted care of warden Jim Murray, Yukon Valley has become a haven for knowledgeable hunters and ecologists, looking to maintain the delicate balance of the ecosystem. With its breathtaking environments that stretch from the rolling hills of blood-coloured moss, to the snow-covered mountains framing the reserve; Yukon Valley is spectacular to behold.
The dazzlingly coloured biomes of Yukon Valley are teeming with equally vibrant wildlife. Catch the Plains Bisons, Caribou and Moose grazing in the soft light of the dawn. Silently stalk Red Foxes and Harlequin Ducks, before they are startled and take flight. Stay out of sight as you track a roaming Grizzly Bear, always wary that it might charge you if it feels threatened. Stick around, and you might even hear a pack of Gray Wolves howl under the glow of the moon.
Considered one of the most visually stunning places on Earth; the Yukon region sports a series of dramatic landscapes, serving as a backdrop to a rich history. From the lush spruce forests to the red foothills, every corner of this reserve is filled with colour and life. It pays to be wary of the weather though, as the familiar scenery can quickly transform into a blanket of freshly fallen snow. As you trek through the eerie, twisted remains of a burnt forest, the seemingly endless rolling plains and the crisp yellow leaves of the woodlands you can’t help but admire the magic that exists out there.