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North America » Canada » Yukon » Watson Lake July 14th 2017

Nice drive from Whitehorse to here. Crossed into British Columbia a couple of times going down the Trans Canadian highway. The vastness of the Yukon is overwhelming. Adds to the amazing beauty. Last night in the Yukon. Going to catch a light supper and hit the road early. Here we come BC. Hopefully we can avoid the forest fires!!... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 13th 2017

What a day!! Spent 9 hrs fishing Lake Labarge and the Yukon river. Caught artic grayling, northern pike - largest was 20lbs and Mike caught a Lake trout that was 30 lbs!! When we got on the lake it was sunny and the lake was like glass. Ended up with a thunderstorm that dropped alot of rain and hail. Made for an interesting ride home 😰. The Lake and river are glacial . The color is spectacular. Rainy had much fun running and swimming. Another check off for our bucket list (will need to start a new list when we get back)... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 12th 2017

Spent the day again doing errands in preparation for our fishing trip tomorrow. Whole day of fishing with a guide for lake trout, northern pike and artic grayling on Lake Labarge and the Yukon river. Rainy gets to come too. Today was 66 and sunny. Hope tomorrow is the same. The Yukon is so beautiful and vast. Can't wait to see it from the river !!... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 11th 2017

Spent the day doing errands. Ended up at the 2nd brewery in Whitehorse - winterlong brewery! Great beer. Found another Spruce top ale that is great. Very nice place off the beaten path. Excellent service from a British young man. His accent was even better than Dan's!!!!! Finalized our fishing trip for Thursday down the Yukon river looking for the XL pike. Fixed steak on the grill. Feeling full and happy!! ... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 10th 2017

Beautiful drive once again. 47 and raining in Whitehorse. Accommodations at Sundog Retreat exceeded our expectations. Nice log cabin nestled in the woods with no other cabin in site AND a mountain view. We will be here 4 days!! Trying to figure another route home. The forest fire in British Columbia are burning through the route we took up. Kamloops, Cache Creek, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, etc. So incredibly devastating - such a beautiful area. Going to adjust our route north and east. I'll be busy tomorrow cancelling/rebooking new places to stay 😟... read more

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 1st 2017

Day 8 – Travel Day to Skagway Today, we are not sitting in a bus for 9 hours, we are in a bus for 3 hours, a train for an hour and half, and then bus back into Skagway to the hotel. This is the first night that we have seen street lights come on at night, very late, around 11:30pm, but they came on. We left Whitehorse, and passed through Carcross, Y.T. and Bennet, B.C. on our way to Fraiser, B.C. Carcross, Y.T. was originally named Caribou Crossing, but postal confusion abounded, since there was evidently another destination with the same name, so they renamed this one to Carcross. We saw some beautiful scenery, even though the skies were overcast, we had no rain, and without the sun, the colors were not as bright, and ... read more
Emerald Lake

North America » Canada » Yukon » Whitehorse July 1st 2017

HAPPY CANADA DAY eh! 🇨🇦 We got here to Whitehorse, YT yesterday (Friday) early afternoon and good thing we did as we couldn't find a campsite. They were all booked with CARAVANS!!!! 😁😁😁 We were told that the Walmart was very accommodating and would let us stay there as long as we wanted. (Oh joy! Sic) So that's where we headed. Now keep in mind it was only 1:30, as we rounded the corner and got a view of the Walmart, we saw a sea of RV's already in the parking lot! I felt my anxiety level go up and sweat start to accumulate under my arms. This was not looking good. How in the heck were we going to maneuver that parking lot, let alone find a place to park. Luckily Don remained calm since ... read more
This is the other half. Crazy......
Here is the list of places they have been.

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 » Whitehorse June 30th 2017

Day 7 – Travel Day to Whitehorse Today was a travel day, mostly riding from Dawson City in the Yukon Territory to Whitehorse. Lots of pretty scenery along the way, a couple of stops for comfort stations. We had lunch at a campground, that is setup for bus tours. The native Indians run it, and I don’t remember their tribal name. They are called “First Nations” here, instead of Native American Indians. The food was a choice of soups, salad, dessert and tea or water. This road is desolate. If you break down, there is no cell service, and it could be days before someone tells someone about your car in the ditch. Traffic is very light on this road. We saw a car in the ditch, and the bus driver said it had been there ... read more
Fireweed Flower
A rest stop with indoor plumbing.
Quaint little stop to stretch our legs.

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.

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