I spent two years at remote Chilkat Pass on the Yukon/BC border, studying winter migration and predation of willow ptarmigan. I used radiotags to find the animals through the winter. This little-known corner of BC has some magnificent scenery, some of it now protected by Tashenshini Provincial Park. The Haines Road, connecting Haines Junction in the Yukon to Haines Alaska, runs through the pass. Unlike the much more famous Chilkoot Pass, this area features more open alpine landscapes and gentler slopes. The area makes for stunning hiking or skiing in winter. It has become a popular snowmobiling area.
The first year I lived in a small shack in the middle of the pass, perfectly in line with a highway of storms rolling in from the Pacific.This made for some wild weather in the winter!
The second year, I graduated to a much nicer log cabin with wind and solar power on the Yukon/BC border, in present-day Tatshenshini Provincial Park.
Log cabin along Haines Rd BC