Pristine Blackstone Uplands, Yukon

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Marc Shandro on May 12, 2011

This view is from one of the many tentacled ridges leading to the summit of Mt. Distincta in the northern Ogilvie mountains of northern Yukon.

I just love the hiking opportunities along the Dempster highway. With minimal forest cover you have wide open views of the landscape and if a mountain ridge looks interesting to explore, you just go! There are guidebooks too that suggest certain mountains and routes, but very few of them have any trails -- you just decide which way you want to go. Even though traveling along the Dempster highway (if you can call it a highway) is getting more popular, it is still a remote area and you can go for a long time without seeing another person. There's something very special about being in a place like this -- pristine quiet wilderness. Alone. With wildlife. It's worth every minute of the 5 day drive from Calgary to get here.

Christos Theodorou on June 1, 2011

I saw all your gallery in slide-show. You have a wonderful album of photos! Lovely this one too!

americatramp.the2nd on June 2, 2011


Really Great shot!


Good luck

The heartiest greetings, Christian

Tomas K☼h☼ut on June 3, 2011

Great gallery Marc!

And your second photo in the contest deserving a vote.

Cheers, Tom

crina.stanciu on June 5, 2011


Christos Theodorou on June 5, 2011

… found … and VOTED - Good luck in the contest - Best regards from Athens – Christos

Jamie Grant on June 5, 2011

Love the large view, Marc! Wish I could vote multiple times.... :)

Lukas Novak on June 5, 2011

Marc, beautiful photo and yes I agree with you - there is something very special about that area. I did the same drive all the way from Calgary 2 years ago and I enjoyed every minute of it.

great shot! voted + like

greetings from Austria, Michi

Catherine A on June 13, 2011

Beautiful landscape. like+YSL+Voted

Arash Emami on June 13, 2011

great shot! voted + like

Henri Cloete on June 15, 2011

Fantastic colours and terrain. Greetings from South Africa

Louis Jean B on June 22, 2011

Superbe photo. J'aime et je vote. Jl.

Scott Gore on June 29, 2011

Vote + Like + Favorite A beautiful place, great light, perfect capture.

naveen sharma on June 29, 2011

Splendid landscape of a remotest area very much like +favorite*,greets navsha from INDIA

Akbar&Armaghan Nouri on July 15, 2011

great shot,beautiful place,like+YS

Márk Borbély on January 14, 2012

Beautiful place, nice your gallery.

Inge und Stefan West… on March 29, 2012


I love your yukon impressions very much!!!!



Márk Borbély on December 7, 2012

Wonderful landscape, good work. on March 30, 2013

wow, tremenda!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 12, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marc Shandro
    • Taken on 2010/08/27 20:25:20
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 26.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash