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Hike With Me: Mount White, Yukon

“We should try to do every hike on the Yukon Hiking Website by the end of the year”.

When this was first suggested to me, I agreed right away, not fully thinking of the immense amount of work that this task would require, and the fact that I would actually, you know, have to hike. Although it may be a bit of a stretch to complete the entire list of over 70 trails in a single year, I think a reasonable goal is to complete every hike, no matter how long it takes, and then blog about it (of course). So with this in mind, and 2017 already in full swing, I am attempting to complete every hike on the Yukon Hiking website within the next year (and a bit). Lets cross our fingers for no broken ankles or bear encounters.

Hike White Mountain Yukon

Mount White: Hike #1

My first hike of the challenge was also my first attempt at winter hiking! Continue reading to find out more about the Mount White hike, and why running shoes aren’t appropriate footwear for climbing snow capped mountains… Oops!

Hike White Mountain Yukon

Mount White is about a 45 minute drive from downtown Whitehorse, right across from Little Atlin lake. It takes approximately 4 hours round trip and as a moderately difficult hike, caters to most fitness levels and age groups. Just make sure to bring water and some snacks (I brought pizza because #foodislife)! This was my first time hiking in months and there are a few sections around midway that were steep to say the least. But after a few stops and some very laboured breathing, I made it to the top of the trail, and was blown away by the views. I mean look at the photos. Unreal!

Hike White Mountain Yukon

 Mount White is a beautiful mountain and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the Whitehorse area. Just make sure you have hiking boots! I wore my Skechers running shoes and gosh, do I regret it. Soaking wet tootsies and very little traction do not a hiker make (especially someone as clumsy as me)! It was less of a walk down and more of a sliiiddeee for sure. But if you have proper hiking boots, Mount White needs to be on your hiking bucket list!

Want to try this hike someday? Pin this post for later! 

 Mount White, Yukon

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Kate the Great
    February 9, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Hiking is a great hobby! And pictures look incredible! Thank you for sharing the tips with the cyber world!

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you! Yes I love hiking it’s such great exercise and the views are always amazing! 🙂

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    Marisa Martin
    February 10, 2017 at 12:30 am

    That scenery is so beautiful!! I wish I could go climb and hike mountains like that! I prefer to stick to smaller hills, but that is absolutely gorgeous!

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 10, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      They are definitely scary sometimes! But the views are always worth it 🙂

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    LC of Birdgehls
    February 10, 2017 at 4:46 am

    It’s an ambitious goal, but I’m sure you’ll have great fun in completing it. Definitely crossing my fingers crossed for no injuries or bears! I probably would have done the same and worn running shoes to try and hike Mount White – have attempted to do rainforest walks in Nikes, with a similar effect.

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you! Yes, I bought some real hiking boots so now I’m much more prepared!

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    Pascal Panagiotidis / Truevoyagers
    February 10, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Wow! The landscape and the view are just gorgeous! I am sure it must have been an amazing feeling being on the top!

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 10, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      It really was! Thank you 🙂

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    Samantha
    February 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Woah these pictures! I’ve never been on a proper hike before, but I love to walk through the UK countryside so this should be something I consider. Thanks so much for sharing your tips on Yukon hiking, I’ll be sure to bookmark for my next adventure!

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 10, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      You should go hiking! It’s a great feeling getting to the top 🙂

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    Lerato
    February 11, 2017 at 6:50 am

    The scenery is beautiful. Love your pictures

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 11, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks so much! 🙂

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    Sheena
    February 11, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Mount White looks breathtaking – I visited the Yukon 10 years ago but it was a short trip & I’ve been dying to return every since. Good to know that it’s in the Whitehorse area & I will bring proper hiking shoes if/when I go, thanks!

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 11, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      You should definitely visit again! The city has changed so much! And yes, it’s very close by and a bit tough, but totally worth it 🙂

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    LJ Legend
    February 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Hiking is great and especially when you are getting views as beautiful as the ones in your pictures.

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      erynmacgillivray
      February 11, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      It was definitely worth the hard work!

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    fromsizezerotowisehero
    March 25, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Great Place and Experience!!

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      erynmacgillivray
      March 25, 2017 at 11:01 am

      It really was! 🙂 Thanks!

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