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The Yukon Journey Expedition: Charity on the Water

In the summer of 2018, five canoeists and kayakers from three countries set out on an ambitious trip to paddle the Yukon River from source-to-sea, all while raising funds for North American first responders. The "Yukon Journey" team was led by former New Hampshire teacher John Van Barriger, and encountered numerous challenges, from harsh weather and hypothermia to health concerns and family emergencies. But these challenges were offset by incredible scenery, abundant wildlife, northern hospitality, and incredible paddling.


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