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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 23rd 2013

Arrived in Whitehorse on Saturday afternoon and spent it in town riding the trolley, learning about the town. Was a nice break after our drive. Stopped by the White Pass/Yukon railway station and picked up our tickets to ride the narrow gauge railway through the White Pass - should be a great day. The day started out with rain (it seems to be following us) and took a tour bus to the station at Fraser B.C. On the way we stopped at a small community called Carcross (short for Caribou Crossing) - very unique place. Then onto the station. On the way we did see 2 small bears (a nice cinnamon colored black bear and a small grizzly) We boarded the train and started the uphill climb to the summit (3000 ft) and then descend into ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 23rd 2013

Left Whitehorse Tuesday morning to start the trek towards home. Stopped at the Teslin Tlingit Heritage Centre on the way. What a history these First Nation people have and so friendly. The road is still pretty rough hoping for smoother trails once we head south. The road improved quite a bit once we hit the Stewart-Cassier Highway (BC 37), a narrow hard topped road but some beautiful scenery. Stopped for the night at Boya Lake Provincial Park about 81 km south of the Alaska Highway junction and BC 37. What a great place to stop, quiet and some great views out our back window. Will get on the road early tomorrow morning and hopefully make it to the junction of the Stewart-Cassier and the highway to Prince Rupert.... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 18th 2013

As I said earlier yesterday the guys went to the transportation, SS Klondike and Whitehorse Weather Vane. I finally took the time to download all of the those pictures. Today we had a very easy day. We ran a few last minute errands this morning in preparation for leaving Whitehorse tomorrow. We have decided to head north to Dawson City, Chicken (Alaska) then Tok. It's supposed to be the most scenic drive in the Yukon. We did hit Starbucks this morning since it will be probably a week (Fairbanks) before we see another one. Joe took the dogs for a walk down by the Yukon river this afternoon and took a few great pictures. A fish ladder is something that helps the fish to make their way through the areas of the river which are flowing ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 17th 2013

It's Day 3 on the Ranch. We arrived safely in Whitehorse and stayed our 1 night in town. We got picked up at 9am by Danielle and arrived at MUKTUK ADVENTURES!! It's been an amazing experience so far. There's 120 dogs, the youngest litter is 7 months old and are all named after treeish things, like Aspen, Cedar, Pine, etc. The oldest is 17, and boy is he old. Can barely move the poor guy, but he gets around. They're so cute. I want them all. We do a few jobs with split shifts so we have a bit of down time - housekeeping from 8am-1pm then 5pm-7pm. and Gardening from 8am-11am then 4pm-9pm. It's been interesting, and everyone is really nice. Theres about 8 other volunteers and a few full/part timers, 2 aussies, a lot ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 17th 2013

While the men checked out the SS Klondike (paddle boat) and the transportation museum, Caroline and I went shopping down town. Whitehorse has a lot of quant shops and we even bought a few things. While we were out we decided to do our grocery and Walmart shopping so tomorrow we can rest and do nothing. Tonight we had dinner at the Klondike Rib and Salmon and then went to a vaudeville show called Frantic Follies. It was a lovely evening in Whitehorse with friends.... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 16th 2013

We discovered a Wildlife Preserve today, so we spent about 2 hours there. As you can see from our pictures there were a lot of great animals to see in their natural environment. After the wildlife park we had lunch at a little café called "Bean North". It was a local coffee shop that made great sandwiches, too. After lunch we headed to Takhini Hot Springs to soak our tired muscles. It was really nice to just sit and relax in the 108 degree water. It even rained pretty hard on us, but it felt to refreshing.... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 15th 2013

Today we traveled to Whitehorse, YT. We saw absolutely no wildlife today, but we did see some awesome landscape. Our RV park is very nice with plenty of space and Wi-Fi.... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse May 27th 2013

I planned to talk more about Hawaii, and the Green Sand Beach in particular,but I have a bit of a complication (short-lived, hopefully), with my Hawaii photos… So, since our great & wonderful friends, Richard and Shannan, (perhaps you’ve read about them already in my stories…) happen to be visiting us this weekend, I’ve decided to tell a story about their move from Alaska to Michigan... You may have read my blog about going to visit them in Alaska, after they moved there from Michigan, and this blog is about their “turn-around” trip – 3 years later. Shannan and I were discussing their upcoming move, and she was talking about how long it was, and how it’d be more fun if it was a “roadtrip” instead of a move. Also, they had two cars, they’d be ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 16th 2012

Yesterday we left Glenallen and drove to Bever Creek, Yukon Territory. I want to thank all the people in Alaska, especially Michael, Jessica, Scotty and Chrissie for your wonderful hospitality. It was a great adventure but we have many more to come. Last night we stayed in Bever Creek at an an RV park. There was a guy there that worked in the park named Bob. Real character but very nice. Said that he was old and that he was going to be 69 in Sept. Hmmm - I know a guy who is going to be 69 in Sept. - wonder if he is old? Bob gave us a ride in his 1942 Dodge. This looks like a jeep but has 6 wheels and 6 wheel drive. This was used in the construction of the ... read more
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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 2nd 2012

Whitehorse, Yukon... The Caribou RV Park and a quick trip to Toronto We finally covert some miles and were just a few mile before Whitehorse the capital of Canada’s Yukon Territory. The town was founded in 1900 with the arrival of the White Pass & Yukon Railway from tidewater at Skagway, the tent-and-cabin city became the terminal for freight being transferred from railway to riverboat for shipment to Dawson City. Before the railway was pushed through to provide an easier mode of transportation, the bulk of the early-day stampeders came by ocean steamer to Skagway or Dyea and toiled over the White Pass (the route presently paralleled by the railroad) or Chilkoot Pass to the head of Lake Bennett. Here they whipsawed native lumber and built crude boats and scows to travel the 550-mile Yukon River ... read more
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