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Monthly archives: February, 2016

Top of the World Highway

June 28, 2015 – Dawson City to Alaska Border – First order of business cross the Yukon, then up into the alpine meadows and along the ridges to the Alaska border.  This is……


Backroads Behind Dawson City

June 26, 2015 – Klondike Area, Yukon Territory – I heard today would be wet and rainy, and I knew that my next day heading north was unpaved and noted for sweeping views.  So I arranged to stay a third night in Dawson City and spent the afternoon driving the dirt mining roads to the south……


Early 1900’s Dredge Mining

June 25-26, 2015 – Klondike Area, Yukon Territory – Prospecting with a pan or a sluice started the rush, but this soon gave way to consolidation of claims and industrialization.  The king of the industrial mining machines was the gold dredge.  The dredge of wood and iron is a testament to engineering of the early……


Dawson City

June 26-27 – Dawson City, Yukon Territory – Two days in Dawson City allowed me to do some wandering on foot and by vehicle, taste a bit of the local fare and relax a bit.  Downtown was only a few blocks away, with historic buildings along the route, and the waterfront is nicely developed for walking……


The Klondike Trail

June 25, 2015 – Whitehorse to Dawson City YT – I’ve decided to take a long detour away from the Alaska highway to follow some history.  I will head north along the Yukon river to the confluence with the Klondike river and Dawson City.  Along the way I’ll stop at Lake Laberge, slog through……


Enter the Yukon

June 24, 2015 – Watson Lake to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory – The Yukon River, the original Alaska Highway.  Today I will enter its watershed and in the……


A New Territory

June 23 – Fort Nelson to Watson Lake – Out of British Columbia and into Yukon Territory.  That’s one more for the checklist of states and provinces and territories.  Today’s highlights include……


Mile Zero to Fort Nelson

June 22, 2015 – Dawson Creek to Fort Nelson –  Today’s lesson, keep your tank filled when there are fewer gas stations, more on that later.  Mileposts were historically very significant along the……


A Sunday Drive To Mile Zero

June 21, 2015 – Prince George to Dawson Creek –  Pushing north as I was, I found that driving past so many little side roads was starting to wear on me.  So at one of the many blue “Wildlife Viewing” signs I just took a left turn.  This resulted in a wonderful little side trip……


Along the Fraser River

June 20, 2015 – Chilliwack to Prince George today.  The Fraser river is deep in its gorge and the road blasted into the wall.  The window is open and the sound of the dry smooth road beckons me onward.  The morning clouds have been replaced by a blue sky and the temperature is warm……