Located just south of the Arctic Circle, between the Bering and Beaufort seas, Tombstone Territorial Park encompasses over 2,100 sq. km of rugged mountain peaks and permafrost landforms, bisected by a rocky divide. Jointly administered by the Yukon Territory government and the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation people, the park provides refuge to abundant wildlife, including Dall's sheep, two species of caribou, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, numerous smaller mammals and at least 150 species of birds.
While the park boasts year round beauty – earning it comparison to the legendary Patagonia region – it really shines during autumn. It is then that the park’s varied flora erupts in shades of crimson and yellow and we have timed our Tombstone Workshop to coincide! Join Muench Workshop pros Marc Muench, Kevin Pepper and our local outfitters, as we seek out the most expansive landscapes, varied wildlife and even (if we are lucky!) the dancing aurora borealis.
We have arranged for the perfect base camp in this remote region, comfortably outfitted with a wall tent for meals, personal tents for sleeping and plenty of home-cooked hot food and drinks to keep you warm and fortified. Our priority during the four nights of camping is to fly into and camp at Talus Lake. Talus Lake is an amazing wilderness lake just beneath the jagged peaks of the Tombstone region. This is a separate alpine camp miles from anywhere and requires a 15 mile hike or helicopter flight. Our outfitters will arrange the helicopter to fly us in and they will setup camp at Talus Lake and provide all the cooking. We have a weather window of 4 nights from our base camp for this opportunity. Weather permitting, we will be traversing the park on foot, by vehicle and by helicopter – you will have photographic opportunities from every angle.
This workshop begins and ends in Dawson City, with a wealth of local mining lore to serve as our backdrop. Bring your camera, hiking boots and a sense of adventure for this journey into the wilds of the Yukon!
Muench Workshops hires local outfitters who carry all required permits and certifications.