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Jun 4, 2009 -

Into the Klondike

I was glad for the long stop (and hard hike) at Five Finger Rapids because after, there were few places to stop. Pelly Crossing marked the halfway mark, mileage-wise, and I had been on the road for four hours already. I stopped shortly after there for lunch, then swung north at Stewart Crossing.

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The side of the highway featured hundreds of beaver-dam-like structures. I suspect the wood was cut for fire suppression purposes:

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Gravel Lake was a lovely spot to rest for a bit:

Gravel Lake

Gravel Lake

The views of the Tintina Trench were legendary:

view from the Tintina Trench pull out

view from the Tintina Trench pull out

Shortly thereafter, after a lifetime of yearning, I reached the Klondike:

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the Klondike River

the Klondike River

I paused shortly thereafter to take my first steps onto the Dempster Highway, the road that leads to Inuvik, NWT, the furthest point you can drive north year round in Canada:

first steps on the Dempster

first steps on the Dempster

I really hope to scrape together the funds to make it up to Inuvik, but just being there at the road’s beginning was more than than I ever expected I’d get to do.

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Twenty kilometres from the Dempster/Klondike Junction was my stop for the night, the YTC (Yukon Territory Campground) at Klondike River.

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