Along the Taku River

The Taku River slumps its way through northern British Columbia and briefly into the USA before merging into the Pacific Ocean at the Taku Inlet below Juneau, Alaska. And its river banks above Twin Glacier Lake are at once a summer refuge for folks escaping city life in the capital and also a doorway into absolute wilderness, teaming with all manner of creatures (including bears, so be prepared) and nary a human. You feel the essence of frontier here, thrilling you with its freedom and its dangers. And as you can see in these shots, the weather during my July 2016 visit to the Vandor family and their neighbors produced the proverbial four seasons in one day; if you go, bring layers.

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