Monthly Archives: June 2011

June 30 – Destruction Bay, Yukon

We got a late start today as we had a scheduled oil change after 5,200 dusty miles and had to pick up some engine coolant to top off our radiator before leaving Whitehorse.  As we’ve had two rock strikes on … Continue reading

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June 29 – Touring in Whitehorse, Yukon

David and LaDonna, two friends from Denver we’ve met on the caravan joined us today for some local sightseeing. The Beringia Interpretive Centre was our first stop; which highlighted through videos, fossils, dioramas and other exhibits the unique landscape, fauna … Continue reading

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June 28 – Miles Canyon – Whitehorse, Yukon

This morning we took a hiking tour of Miles Canyon. Located a few miles south of Whitehorse, this narrow stretch of water, followed by the formerly dangerous Whitehorse and Squaw Rapids, was once a daunting challenge for miners traveling 400 … Continue reading

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June 27 – Whitehorse, Yukon

As I look out the window of our motor home writing this update, it is shortly after 11:00 PM.   Yet, the sky is still blue and the sun above the horizon. Today’s drive from Teslin to Whitehorse was one of … Continue reading

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June 26 – A Near Tragedy

After traveling 5,000 miles through seven states, two provinces, one territory, over a period of thirty-five days, we’re settled in a campground in Teslin (population 462), Yukon … and we still have another 417 miles ahead of us before we … Continue reading

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June 25 – The Klondike, Watson Lake and Sign Post Forest … Sergeant Preston, Where Are you?

We arrive in the Yukon Territory this morning. Along the way, we were treated to the antics of Browne Bears Black Bears and dozens of Wood Bison Along the way, we again found ourselves in the middle of a cloud … Continue reading

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June 24 – Muncho Lake and Laird Hot Springs

The drive from Fort Nelson to Laird Hot Springs, and past Muncho Lake is billed as one of the prettiest on the entire Alaska Highway.  Unfortunately, it rained on and off all morning and going over some high passes which … Continue reading

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June 23 – Fort Nelson, British Columbia

Today we actually began our drive north on the Alaska Highway (sometimes referred to as the ALCAN Highway). Running 1,422 miles from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Delta Junction, Alaska (98 miles southeast of Fairbanks), it was built (from design … Continue reading

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June 23 – OUCH!

As we are traveling in areas with very limited, and many times non-existent, Internet connectivity, I have been using my Blackberry as a modem.  That’s the good news! However, the bad news is that in just two short weeks, I … Continue reading

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June 22 – Caravan Rendezvous

This was a down day with no travel scheduled.  We met up with the other fourteen couples with whom we’ll be traveling for the next seven weeks through British Columbia, the Yukon and Alaska. Debbie and got some paperwork, cleaning, … Continue reading

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