It’s been said that your life flashes before your eyes before you die. Having “arrived” to our destination yesterday to be raced back to Telegraph Creek by jet boat ride today, I can’t help but giggle. We are about to see all of what we paddled over the course of two weeks in six hours…
Up at 5 a.m., we make it to the dock to meet the man who will be boating us back to Canada. His name is Tom. Now living in Wrangell, he has spent many years of his life as an outdoor adventure guide to at-risk youth. Having studied wilderness adventure, he’s done excursions up to 50 days at a time. His tall, strong structure, long hair and reddish beard make him appear a worthy character. A person of trust.
“There’s no such thing as bad weather around here,” he says to the group, “Just bad equipment or bad attitudes.”
Getting us back to Telegraph safely, we celebrate by eating one last meal using the camping stove. We eat more of the fish we purchased from Alaska last night. We load up the last of our things, knowing we are in for another long haul before arriving back in Revelstoke, BC.
I take a moment to pause at the river before getting back into the truck.
While I know the main part of the journey is now complete, it’s as though the adventure with Flexpeditions has only just begun.
It’s a story of a story of a story…
Why not let this one start with you?