TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: YUKON REGION: PORCUPINE RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p135
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Porcupine River in Alaska. The river offers an excellent novice river trip for those experienced in remote wilderness travel and is an ideal river for a family expedition. One of the largest tributaries of the Yukon River, the Porcupine drains 46,000 square miles in Canada and Alaska. Below the canyons the Porcupine is a meandering watercourse with numerous loops, bends, and channels flowing through a marshy floodplain with thousands of lakes, oxbows, and sloughs as it crosses Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. The Porcupine River and its tributaries are the traditional home of the Gwich'in Athapaskans, who have hunted, fished, and trapped for thousands of years in a harsh, isolated environment.
ACCESSION #
19117145

 

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