Amy Kenny felt alternately cut off and connected during the 10 days she spent in the Yukon’s Ivvavik National Park last summer. “The satellite phone was officially for emergencies,” she says, “but the day we arrived, it was used to request more coffee creamer on the next charter.” Kenny met roughly half of the few dozen visitors the park receives annually, including six artists, a trio of researchers and a rafting team that wandered into camp one night. “They stayed for an hour or two — for tea, dessert and talk — then paddled off. It was surreal to have that sort of domestic house calling in such a remote location.” Kenny recently finished work on National Geographic’s forthcoming guidebook to Canada’s national parks. She lives in Hamilton, Ont., where she works as a freelance writer and visual/textile artist.