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North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 9th 2012

My second morning of this visit to Whitehorse dawned clear and bright once again. It was hard to believe that they had been having a crappy spring and summer, except for the fact that it was so chilly. I haven't worn my shorts really much at all since Inuvik, where it was very nice and warm. I took my time as I had noted that things didn't really open before 9 in the morning, if not 10. I had plenty of time. I packed up my tent and other things and put them in my car and I was off towards my first desired stop, the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre. It really is a slick looking building. However, once again, it is very new, just as the centre in Haines Junction. That meant that there was ... read more
A Mini Train
The Copperbelt Mine Property

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 8th 2012

Apparently the weather has been terrible in Whitehorse for the past couple of years. I've been told it's been cold and rainy a lot of the time. So far, I haven't had that experience. It's been quite nice aside from the little rain shower my first night here. And it was nice again today, if a bit chilly. For all the sunlight they get around here in the summer, it hasn't really warmed this area up much. But I can deal with that. I was at the visitor centre just after they opened. I wanted to get a good start on the day, so I could visit as many of the stamp places for my Yukon Gold passport as I could today. Then I could decide whether to stay yet two more nights, or just one. ... read more
Opulent Quarters
The Log Cabin Church
Giant Short-Faced Bear

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse June 5th 2012

With 5 days and counting, I've decided that it may be time to actually make a packing list, book a hotel in Paris etc... My mantra for the next 5 days will be "sleep on the plane!" Not sure if we will be updating this much because we don't know how much internet connection we will have over there if we end up sleeping in fields! If you want to have an automatic email from this site letting you know when we add a picture or two of our adventures, go to "subscribe" on the right hand side of the page and input your email address. Hope everyone has a great summer :)... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse December 9th 2011

Oh man, planning a trip to Japan is much harder. Our plan is to get the JR Rail Pass for 21 days, this will ensure we have the train ride from almost North to South. We printed the map of railways our pass will cover and now we need to decide on what stops we want to adventure at. This is hard, we know main cities but trying to investigate whats in these other small towns is near impossible. We have decided to blow up the map and sit down with it and the inter-webs to explore each stop. We have a few stops we know we are going to stop at however the thins we want to experience like a traditional tea cermony. Where do we go for that? Where do we go to find ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse December 7th 2011

Hello!! I have decided to start a blog to detail my experince on planning and during my trip to Japan. There are 2 of us going, myself and Keri my best friend. We had been thinking of going on a trip for awhile now, about 2 days ago we had made our decision. Japan! Our plan is 4 weeks, backpacking a figure 8 to start and end in Tokyo. We decided to leave around March 16th and return April 12th. Our budget is $6,000.00 each. This will include flights, traveling withing Japan, food, accomidations and any entertainment. We bought 2 Lonley Planet travel books Japan, and Discover Japan. Both have alot of information. We have been looking into Hi-Hosteling online and other random sites. I will update with ones we find useful or where we make ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 11th 2011

How far north can you drive? Where does the road end? At what point do you have to bust out dog sleds and snow shoes? One possible answer might be Inuvik. At the top of Canada's Northwest Territory, it's two degrees above the Arctic Circle and Canada's northernmost town. (Alaska has four towns further north. Barrow is the northernmost.) My friend Jerry and I once planned a fantasy trip to Inuvik. We were going to take our fathers (who, not surprisingly, didn't think it would be such a great idea.) The trip had the added advantage of traversing the storied Yukon. As a kid I followed the adventures of Sergeant Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounties. The gold rush brought a lot of seedy characters to the Yukon. Only Sergeant Preston stood between them and the ... read more
Heading north
My ultimate destination
Pleistocene

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 10th 2011

August 9 – 10, 2011 DAWSON CITY TO WHITEHORSE, YT Our drive to Whitehorse was a full day and rather uneventful, at least for us. Our tail-gunner, Pudge Wright, had engine trouble with his pick-up and had to be towed into Whitehorse, arriving about 10:30 p.m. He has to wait for a day for the part needed to fix the problem. Fortunately there have not been any other major problems with any of the other rigs and no accidents. Dinner was provided again after our arrival in Whitehorse. It was a wonderful BBQ steak, baked potatoes and salad, and of course a delicious dessert. The dinner was held in the banquet room at the RV park. Wednesday morning we were picked up in the bus and taken to the banks of the Yukon to board a ... read more
2011-08-10 Whitehorse Five Fingered Rapid
2011-08-10 Whitehorse - Welcome to Whitehorse sign
2011-08-10 Whitehorse suspention bridge across Yukon 2

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse August 6th 2011

Today we left Beaver Creek, YT around 8 a.m. The overcast and foggy conditions gradually gave way to some amazing weather just in time for us to reach Kluane Lake (one of our favorite locations from 3 years ago when we were driving to AK). This time we pulled over and took a walk with Duke down to the water. He had fun smelling everything in sight and just getting a chance to get out of the car. It sure is a good thing he loves car rides!!!! Kluane Lake is gorgeous with aqua waters and surrounded by the Ruby and Wrangell-St. Elias mountain ranges. We stopped for lunch in Haines Junction, searching in vain for the awesome sandwhich shop we went to 3 years ago. We have since concluded that that shop must have been ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 28th 2011

July 21 and 22nd, 2011 Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Wal-Mart Parking lot. 60 degrees and sunny. Mileage 12519 These two days we set aside to stock up and get ready for the next ten days or more before we get to the next big town of Prince George in British Columbia. First thing on our list this morning is laundry. I did two large double loads while Valerie worked on her computer at the next door McDonald’s. After folding all the clothes and linens, we drove around and looked at the horse park area that was to have a show this coming weekend. Had lunch watching the ground squirrels go in and out their holes and then pop up to look around ---they are really cute even if they do cause a lot of problems with their ... read more
AK2 July21 One of many ground squirrels
AK3 July21 Thursday Farmers' Market
AK4 July21 Air Service from lake

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 28th 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Galena Park, Mayo, YK 55 degrees, cloudy, but some blue sky can be seen. Need to get a loaf of bread today. Drove through the community of Mayo to the grocery store---it doesn’t open until 10.00!!! We have discovered that the Yukon govt. helps these small, mostly First Nations communities/villages/towns publish a “walking tour” of the town. Two color printing with drawings and not expensive photos, but still?? It would be like publishing a walking tour of Tucker or Clarkston----here is Aunt Susie’s house whose father fought in the Civil War; here is the fire station that was built in 1955 after the original structure burned in 1954; Fred’s gas station is located here where there was once a house of ill repute----you get the idea. Anyway, we drove around and looked ... read more
AK2 July20 The local Mayo school
AK3 July20 Yukon with Pelly Crossing below
AK4 July20 Yukon at Pelly Crossing




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