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North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 11th 2009

We left Whitehorse at about 8:30 on the 10th of June heading north on the Klondike highway. We've left the Alaska highway behind for a while but will link up with it again in a few days. First stop was 80 km north of Whitehorse at a little outpost called Braeburn Lodge. They are apparently famous for their giant cinnamon buns which allegedly feed a family of 4. I ate half of one. On the way there we had passed a Holland-America tour bus. Good thing too, they pulled in to the Braeburn Lodge a few minutes after we did and 40 or so Texans came into the lodge for their very own cinammon bun. We carried on for another 100 km or so and stopped for fuel in Carmacks where I met a fellow from ... read more
Rustic Hot water heater/bath
Dawson River Hostel
Top of the World hwy

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City August 24th 2008

Sunday August 24 - Tuesday August 26 The Canadian immigration and Customs officials boarded the Yukon Queen ll in Dawson to stamp our passports. After checking into our hotel and a short walk around town we stopped at the Sourdough Saloon in the Downtown Hotel for beer, wings and onion rings. This is the home of the Sour Toe Cocktail, your drink of choice with a real petrified toe in it while the keeper of the toe recites: “You can drink it fast You can drink it slow but your lips must touch the toe.” People were lined up to pay for this Yukon experience and to receive a certificate. On Monday we visited the Danoja Zho Cultural Center and joined a walking tour of the Dawson Historical Complex led by a costumed interpreter. This National ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City August 12th 2008

Drove about 8 hours to get from Whitehorse to Dawson City yesterday. We camped for a bargain $12 at a Yukon Government Campground amid the tiny little nasty bugs and a bit of rain. After trying for about 40 min to make a fire with wet wood, and cooking our dinner (Sauages) on it, we decided to call it quits and head into the tent. It was the weirdest thing - 11pm at night and the sun was still in the sky. We kept waiting for it to get darker - but it never really did. AFter about an hour of marveling at the "midnight sun" we finally fell asleep and were able to sleep for about 4 hours before the sun was beaming through our tent again - next time we tent we will use ... read more
Cinnabun
five finger rapids
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City July 14th 2008

hallo ihr lieben, haben eben mit erschrecken feststellen müssen, dass ihr nun fast drei wochen auf diesen eintrag warten musstet...die zeit vergeht wie im fluge. hier erst einmal das neueste: wir kommen wieder nach hause, und zwar am 22. november! also, man sieht sich schon bald wieder. seit dem letzten bericht haben wir mal wieder viel erlebt. den alaska highway sind wir von fort nelson aus noch bis watson lake im yukon territory gefahren. danach haben wir dann einen weit abenteuerlicheren weg gewählt, und zwar den campbell highway, der bis carmacks geht. dieser sogenannte highway ist eigentlich mehr eine schotterpiste, die bei uns nicht einmal als feldweg durchgehen würde. unsere umgebung dort bestand mal wieder aus bäumen, seen und flüssen und wir haben uns viel zeit gelassen und an schönen plätzen übernachtet. die farbe des bullis ... read more
schilderwald II
liebe grüsse an den sven!!!
campbell highway

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City July 4th 2008

July 4th 2008 Happy Belated Canada Day!!!! We hope everyone has enjoyed their long weekend off enjoying Canadian things to do! Our story continues...in Fairbanks, Alaska, a lovely city of 80,000ish people (more than the total people who live above latitude 60 in the whole of Canada). We wandered through the Museum of the North where there were great displays of wildlife, native culture and the ice age. They had two interesting replicas of frozen ice age animals found in Alaska, a baby wooly mammoth and a bison, dated to about 30,000 years ago. We browsed the art gallery and found a most peculiar room of sound. The seismic activity of the area was translated into vibration and sound which pulsated through the room as you sat on a bench looking at walls lighted with coloured ... read more
salmon ride in the Pioneer Park
Mount McKinley, Alaska
sleeping mask

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City June 27th 2008

We left Whitehorse on Monday morning in a steady rain, and the temperature was only about +8. The rain would last all the way to Pelly Crossing, about 300 kilometers. At times the clouds were right down to highway level. Needless to say, the visibility was poor and we didn't see too much scenery other than the forests along side of the road. It has been interesting at least to see how the trees are becoming smaller as we travel north. Given the extend of the rain, I managed to stay mostly dry, with the exception of my feet. My new motorcycle boots that I purchased for this trip have proven anything but waterproof. I am going to go in search of solutions to deal with this - perhaps some kind of overshoe or something. One ... read more
Stuffy Brit Rally
Valley close to Dawson
After midnight

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City May 27th 2008

Renew, refreshed and rejuvenated we left Whitehorse behind, headed a short way down the Alaska Highway and turned onto the Klondike Loop Trail toward Dawson City. This route was the path less traveled, as we saw only a handful of other vehicles all day. We traveled through the Yukon River Valley and enjoyed great views of the Yukon, especially at an area called Five Finger Rapids. The lakes along the highway were plentiful and extremely scenic. There were several areas which we found worth noting. First was the strange shape of the landscape. The hills almost looked like mounds of lava. Also there is a layer of white ash from a volcanic eruption which geologist date to A.D. 700. Many areas of the route were in different stages of recovering from wild fires. Signs in 4-5 ... read more
Actual working weathervane at the airport
Getting off Alaska Highway and heading up the Klondike
Fox Lake

North America » Canada » Yukon » Dawson City August 26th 2007

North Pole We left Fairbanks and headed southeast to the North Pole. No not THE North Pole but the town in Alaska named North Pole. Of course there is a Christmas theme to the town. We noticed even a welding company had gigantic candy canes as part of the entrance to the company. Items that are mailed from this town are postmarked “North Pole.” Delta Junction This was our next stop. We took pictures by the marker for the end of the Alaska Highway, so now we have a picture at each end. We had planned to have dinner at a restaurant outside of DJ on the way to Tok, but it was closed. Being self contained we made our own dinner at a scenic pullout. On our drive we saw moose. Once there was ... read more
Delta Junction
Top of the World Highway
After Top of the World Highway




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