Hiking

The majority of hiking we do  is on our river journeys, as most of the rivers we travel have fantastic hiking terrain accessible right from the river. We do however offer the occasional trip focused on hiking, and we can put together hiking itineraries. These are not specifically backpacking trips, but involve day hiking from a base that is accessible by road or float plane, or a short backpack into a camp which we will base out of.     Below are examples of  hiking trips that we offer as custom-designed journeys for  ready made groups of family and  friends.  We can tailor make any trip to suit the needs  and desires of your group, so if you do not find what you are looking for  in our offerings listed below please inquire with us. We operate throughout the Yukon territory, and can offer journeys of any length.  Keep in mind that Sila also specializes in sojourns which have a creative or personal development focus (for eg, photography,  writing, art, yoga, meditation, etc) .  View our scheduled departures  for  2014 to see if any of these hiking trips are currently being offered  for general sign up this  coming season.  And keep on mind that we may  post more scheduled trips closer to the summer.

Join us in the heart of the Peel watershed to hone your river tripping skills. Gain the confidence and competence to plan your own remote river journeys in the years ahead. And savour this opportunity to learn skills whilst experiencing the sublime beauty of the Hart River valley.

Tombstone Mountain, a towering plutonic intrusion, is at the heart of southern Ogilvies. It is also the namesake for Tombstone Territorial Park. This park straddles the Dempster Highway – a narrow strip of gravel in an immense expanse of northern Yukon wilderness. Multiple alpine glaciations have sculpted the rock spires and left behind distinctive features such as cirques, tarns and moraines. The Tombstones are at the southern edge of Beringia, a unique region that was not scoured by continental glaciers during the last ice age.

Join us in this exploration of the creative impulse, inspired by the crimson shades of the Yukon autumn and the remoteness of this mountain valley. Come experience the perfection of our vibrant autumn days, with all your senses, before the long exhale of winter. Enjoy the comradery of women creating together.