Sunday, 17 July 2011

Klondike Highway

The Klondike Highway links Dawson City  in the Yukon with the coastal town of Skagway in Alaska. This route generally follows that which was used by prospectors during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush.
This road that heads up the interior was smooth despite its many twists and curves, and ups and downs. Beautiful pink fireweed covered the ground predominately in areas where there had been fire.    
Carmack, alongside the Yukon river is where we stopped for lunch before continuing on past the pristine blue glacier waters of Little Fox, Fox and Laberge Lakes arriving in Whitehorse, the Captial of the Yukon and known to many as the Wilderness city. 
Familiar with Whitehorse we headed straight to the RV Park to book in for the night   before we went our own ways downtown. Russ got a haircut, we purchased some personal supplies and then back to the RV to do laundry and prepare for our ferry trip which will start at Skagway.   
Our travels from Whitehorse to Skagway was one we had done previous but we were happy about having to do this 100 mile trek again. It comes close to being one of our favourites.  The stunning alpine scenery, the mountains capped with snow, the beautiful blue green colours of Emerald lake, driving through Chilkoot Pass to the border crossing. The line up at the border was long so it was late afternoon before we arrived in Skagway. After confirming our ferry tickets for the next day we enjoyed a great meal of halibut and prawns at the fish coop before walking downtown on our way back to the RV.  Early to bed in readiness for tomorrows early rise......  our travels for the next few days will be along the
                                                           Alaskan Marine Highway...    

Eagles Nest

Reflections of Little  Fox Lake


Farming on Klondike Hwy 

Scenic train at Fraser

Skagway  main Street

Waiting to cross border at customs

Snow capped mountains near Skagway



heading to Skagway

Dinner at Skagway Fish Coop
White Pass Train fleet
Fish Co  Skagway
Saloon Museum Skagway
Skagway - glowing Red  

Along Klondike

Five Finger Rapids

Arriving Whitehorse

Emerald Lake

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