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Video of the Week: Chasing Wild

Four hundred kilometers is a long trip by any measure, but when you’re traveling it by bicycle and pack-raft through some of Canada’s most remote terrain, it takes on an entirely new meaning. In this video, three friends do exactly that. You’ll have the privilege of following along as they journey through the northwestern sections of British Columbia, encountering some of Canada’s most stunning scenery. They’ll search for the sacred headwaters, the birthplace of three critical salmon rivers and home to the Tahltan people, while tackling frigid river rapids, encountering large and dangerous wildlife, and fishing for enormous salmon in isolated currents. Then, after falling in love with this beautiful place, learn about the recent mining disaster that threatened it all, and the additional mines that are slated for development in the coming years.

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.