Wednesday 24th August 2016,
Street scenes in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada Natives celebrate Aboriginal Day in Dawson City Setting the sun on Summer Solstice Day in the Klondike Panning for gold in land of midnight sun Hitchhikers raise a little stink Camping on the Yukon River waterfront Yukon’s Whitehorse can brag about the world’s cleanest air Towns and days are running together on Alaska Bound trip Summer solstice nears in land of midnight sun Getting road weary after 4,500 miles on Alaska RV trip Bears galore along roadside to Muncho Lake, BC Our first gravel pit campground along the Alaska Highway Mountains abundant, more to come,  as Alaska Highway begins The real Alaska adventure begins at Dawson Creek Campground takes in evacuees from Fort McMurray wildfire Tim Hortons keeps us refreshed and on the road Notes from along the Alcan (Alaska/Canada} highway Highway artwork breaks up the flat Canadian landscape Getting to Alaska from Florida is a daily driving grind Chasing migratory birds across Canada

Natives celebrate Aboriginal Day in Dawson City

When 40,000 gold seekers descended on Dawson City in 1896, the local Tr’ondek Hwech’in natives vacated their summer camp on…

Setting the sun on Summer Solstice Day in the Klondike

For more than a century, locals and tourists have gone to the top of Dawson City’s Mount Dome to watch…

Panning for gold in land of midnight sun

Traveling partner Don at Dredge No. 4, a commercial gold mining machine that is now a National Historic Site in…

Hitchhikers raise a little stink

Alaska and perhaps northern Canada, are among a few places  where people hitchhike along the highway and actually get rides….

Camping on the Yukon River waterfront

The Klondike Loop drive through the mountains northwest to Carmacks was only 100 miles but was  100 miles of beautiful…

Yukon’s Whitehorse can brag about the world’s cleanest air

Our first view of the Yukon River area at Milepost 868. Power to the Teslin campground was interrupted sometime during…

Towns and days are running together on Alaska Bound trip

It’s mid-June and we are headed tonight for Teslin, Yukon Territory on the Alaska Highway. The Alaska Bound trip continues….

Summer solstice nears in land of midnight sun

En Route to Watson Lake, British Columbia, Canada The weather report doesn’t change much this far north in mid- June—rain,…

Getting road weary after 4,500 miles on Alaska RV trip

Getting to Alaska during the summer will never happen without  maintaining a 200 to 300 mile daily pace. We are…

Bears galore along roadside to Muncho Lake, BC

  Weather in the far north, particularly in mountainous terrain, can and will change on a moment’s notice. We are…

Our first gravel pit campground along the Alaska Highway

Campgrounds are open here only in summer, delaying maintenance until snow and ice thaw, explaining 10 truck loads of gravel…

Mountains abundant, more to come, as Alaska Highway begins

Peace River Valley, about 30 miles on the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek. The weather remains cool, hanging around 50…

The real Alaska adventure begins at Dawson Creek

Mile O of the Alaska Highway is where many thousands of travelers stop for a picture with the iconic sign….

Campground takes in evacuees from Fort McMurray wildfire

  Traveling partner Don fries fresh Canadian walleye for dinner. Outdoor cooking and dining are popular for RV travelers. Fort…

Tim Hortons keeps us refreshed and on the road

Lunch at a Saskatoon restaurant that uses century old Canadian National Railway fancy pullman rail cars for diners. Thank goodness…

Notes from along the Alcan (Alaska/Canada} highway

  A black bear munches on grass and dandelion blooms along the Alcan Highway. Ronnie and Martha Hughes are driving…

Highway artwork breaks up the flat Canadian landscape

The route to Alaska through Canada takes a northwesterly turn today as we leave Craven with plans to drive 250…

Getting to Alaska from Florida is a daily driving grind

A group of white pellicans, winter residents in part of Florida, are spending the summer on the QuAppelle River near…

Chasing migratory birds across Canada

Over a couple late evening adult beverages, wiser minds prevailed and the decision was made to stay another night in…

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