Celebrate Canada’s history and explore Yukon says Elaine Taylor Minister of Tourism and Culture
I have celebrated and explored wonderful Yukon. I invite everybody to have Yukon in their bucket list!
Sir Caribou getting ready for the cold season.
Bisons along the road. Don’t even pay any attention to the photographers.
This coyote just wanted my food. He thinks the best and easiest place to have free easy food is on the Alaskan Hwy. Maybe he’s right!
Kluane Park & Lake; Even with a very strong head wind I enjoy my ride with these astonishing scenery was comforting
A stunning sunset in Haines Junction
Yes my friends like it wasn’t enough for me to ride the Dalton Highway after going out of Alaska I had set my mind of riding the Dempster Highway! How Crazy can I get?!?! Here I go again……..
Here I go on the Famous Alaska Hwy celebrating this year their 75 th. years. The stretch is 1,900 km. The famous highway is an engineering marvel built by US Army Engineers and civilians during WWII. What can man can do for a war ….. now is an essential Northern corridor. Have been riding the scenic highway, paddle the Yukon River in Whitehorse, hike the Kluane trails Sheep Mountain and Kluane Lake and of course bike some trails with Mr. Bike ride the Top of the World Hwy cross river to Dawson City. I even tried the Dempster Hwy. Just to mention a few activities I had privileged of doing during my crossing the Yukon.
Dempster Hwy: From Dawson City to Inuvik 736 km one way. I’m very sad to say that I was not able to finish my journey to Inuvik. I have reach Eagle Plains. I had run out of tubes! My front tire was giving me some extra worries, beside angry grizzly bear roaming close to the road. I was told being seen chasing cars and motorbikes!!!! Had to ask a ride back to Dawson City. Now have a good reason to come back to Yukon. The mountains rangers are breathtaking. Did anyone know that the Dempster Hwy it is open year round.
Me still smiling even though hadn’t done the trip.
Tombstone Park & me
Towards the Arctic Circle. Sadly for me didn’t arrive.
In Dawson City is very touristy. Maybe it’s because of that famous 80 year old guy proposes to drink your favourite shot at 5 $ with an ugly black human toe in it for an additional 5$!!! And certificate signed by him. To bad can’t down load the video.
Downtown Dawson City All you need at your door step.
Log house that blend in with Mother Nature, keep cool in summer and warm in winter.
Girls Girls Girls they are everywhere. Hi! Hi!
The ferry to The Hwy ‘ On Top of the World’ forgot photo with bicycle. Had to move out
The free parking for bicycle in Whitehorse.
Big city Whitehorse. Very important city getting something that you need. Bike shop, cheaper food, there is even a Canadian Tire and a Walmart! Also the turning plate for activities like canoeing on the Yukon River , fishing It’s renowned for great pubs
Here a thought. Only know a small part of the poem.
THE CREMATION OF SAM McGEE
There is strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.
Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam ’round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Through he’d often say in his homely way that ‘he’d sooner live in hell’
On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail,
Talk of your cold! Through the parka’s fold it stabbed like a driven nail.
If our eyes we’d closes, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn’t see;
It wasn’t much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee…….
You can find this poem and others from Robert W Service 1874-1958. A thought at time of the gold rush.
On my way to the hot spring , Liard Hotsprings Lodge. Will be my last stop on the Alaska Hwy. Have to pay attention the is more than we think on the Alaskan Hwy.
Riding on the Alaskan highway these days is sweating hell, Forest fire around, dusty clouds from vehicles, bears , mooses, bisons and so on ,,,,,,, crossing the road is my daily journey. Love it ! Anyways Anyhow Anywhere the tranquility and slow pace make me enjoy and the privilege I have to be able to see and live the wonder of this world. Also having a great time meeting people from around the world with their big hot wheels! Sharing our experiences and learning. Meet the village pupils dealing with their side of the world. Their needs and troubles. Hearing their comments about. ” The crazy Cycliste ” Always the same question. ‘ why in the hell are we cycling? Why use a car?
People stops and write messages with rocks. Some are painted. Not easy to see.
Have found a solution for a kick stand. My bike is heavy for an ordinary one.
I have a big problem with front tire will have a new one I hope in Fort Nelson. That’s why I been having troubles with repetition flats. Will have to take a bus to Fort Nelson.
My campground site in Liard River Hot Spring
And that’s my ride. Taking the bus at 2 am. Hope to sleep. ”
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