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North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City January 11th 2018

Here are some of my favourite pics all taken in 2017 hopefully I’ll have a real update for you soon :)... read more
Tombstone mountains....love visiting this area
Self portrait in the fall on the 9th ave trail in Dawson city yt
just another smashed windshield of the yukon.

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City July 21st 2017

Bonjour à tous, Ce soir je suis dans la ville que de plus en plus de français voient très souvent à la tv, dans les émissions sur les chercheurs d'or, les trappeurs, etc, toutes ces émissions tournées soit au Yukon, soit en Alaska. Petite info le fleuve Yukon ne fait que 3885 !. Il prend sa source près de Juneau et se jette dans la mer de Bering. Hier en me couchant à Tok, j'était heureux, car le ciel était pur, et il faisait 27°, ce qui augurait une bonne et belle journée pour aujourd'hui. Revers de la médaille, jusqu'aux environs de 23h le soleil à tapé dans la chambre, et c'est devenue une étuve.Ce matin le ciel était gris clair, avec 17°. Ma première photo je vais la faire tout près de Tok, la rivière ... read more
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Dawson City
hotel de Tok

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 30th 2017

Day 6 – Dawson City Today started out with a tour in the morning, of Dawson City, the Gold fields and Robert Service’s cabin. Our tour members consisted of the two of us, and a film crew of 4 people that were going to a spot along the way we were going, to a place called Claim 33, after the tour of Dawson City. The town of Dawson City, which came to be because of the Gold Rush in 1896, was built on the permafrost. The town was all wooden, and with oil lamps, you can imagine if one building catches fire, what would happen to the rest. The town has burned about 3 times. Now, all of the buildings are metal. Some of the older buildings you can still see. They don’t stay level because ... read more
Old Building
The old church
Clain 33

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 28th 2017

Day 5 – Alaska trip Yukon Territory Bag pickup today at 7:00AM, departure at 8:15. We are on a bus, but not to another city, to the Fairbanks Airport. We are being flown to Dawson City, Yukon Territory. Some years ago, this trip was done on a 13-hour bus ride. Now, it is a 45-minute plane ride. It is a Boing 737, but the tires are bigger than other 737. The plane is outfitted with some special equipment, some blowers, that will allow it to land on a dirt/gravel runway. The blowers keep the loose gravel from being sucked up by the engines. There are two runways in the world we were told, that 737’s land on a gravel runway – this one, and one it Africa. It isn’t loose gravel, but a compacted mix of ... read more
737 that lands on gravel runway.
Dawson City Customs Clearing Building.
The Dawson City Airport Arrival and Departure building.

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 23rd 2017

So leaving Fairbanks in a nice downpour got me some six hours later to Anchorage. Why oh why does it have to rain every day, not only does it rain but it’s cool as well. Sitting on the bike for 8 to 10 hrs a day makes you a bit stiff in the olde bones. But who am I to complain, nobody forced me to come here. My riding mate went up with another guy for a mad dash to the polar circle, I did not want to sit one the bike in pouring rain for 14 hrs just to have done that so I went to Anchorage, sort of started my way back to civilisation. Anchorage was hit by an earthquake of some magnitude who basically destroyed the place so it’s a modern city , ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City October 31st 2016

Some pictures from fall. this wasn't all that long ago and there has been a real change in the season. only a few weeks ago it was fall here in Dawson City, now its more like winter with snow and ice and -20 degree weather on a regular basis ... wish me luck on my long winter ahead.... read more
tombstone in the fall
tombstone in the fall
tombstone in the fall

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City September 9th 2016

Dawson City September There is a chill in the air and the nights grow colder, the colours of fall are starting to peak out in patches of amber, copper and orange on the mountains. The town is slowly shutting down stores starting to close up for the winter and yet the locals are coming to life soon there friends and family will be done working at the mining camps and the tourists will disappear they'll have there town back the real parties will begin the town will come together and the new locals will meet the lifers. what was just a tourist town in the summer will become a community of neighbors and friends, with stories of life at camp and everything they did over the summer. Its a place that lives and dies in the ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City August 26th 2016

I arrived in Dawson City in April 2016. The First thing I noticed was the ghost town feeling this place seemed to give off. The buildings reminded me something out of an old western movie, probably because most of them are from the early 1900's and are historical, eerie and/or deserted and yet as i walked through the empty streets taking in the silence of a town, I started to fall in love with the place for what it was... Gold Rush History and a New adventure. Being as I got here in April with nothing more then 100 dollars and my giant backpack I wondered the place alone noticing not much was open, and it was literally a ghost town. The streets had barely any cars on the roads and there was this overwhelming stillness ... read more
THE PIT
ONE OF THE TRAILS

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City July 30th 2016

30 Jul 2016: Today's departure from Whitehorse was the most troublesome we've had. First, the sewer opening in the ground was situated too far foreward for my hose to reach. I tried pulling forward but that blocked the road. I had to wait until we were ready to retract the slides and raise the leveling Jacks so I could drive over to the central dump site, empty the holding tanks, drive towards the exit, park, walk back for the Jeep, drive it over and hook it up. Next, we were to drive North, find the gas station we were told was on the right side of the road and fill up. We hit an unadvertised traffic circle and I either got out too soon or I took the right path. We don't know because there were ... read more
Montague House
Bonanza Klondike and Yukon convergence
Dawson City from above

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City May 23rd 2016

Beginning odometer reading: 2,426 On our way to the Yukon! Departure time is 8:15. First photo stop at Summit Lake, which is the highest point on the Alaska Highway. Another beautiful shade of blue. The water certainly felt cold to the touch, but not frigid. We have seen snow piles along the roadside. Heading toward Toad River. The lodge there boasts a collection of over 8000 hats from all over the world, nailed to the walls and ceiling. We filled up with gas here and were shocked that it cost $1.32/liter - that's equivalent to $5.00/gallon. We then converted the Canadian amount to the US dollar. But, YIKES!! It's a whole lot of money to fill a 55 gallon tank! Next stop... Muncho Lake ("big lake" in the Kaska language). The rest area overlooking the lake ... read more
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