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.
The side of the highway featured hundreds of beaver-dam-like structures. I suspect the wood was cut for fire suppression purposes:
Gravel Lake was a lovely spot to rest for a bit:
The views of the Tintina Trench were legendary:
Shortly thereafter, after a lifetime of yearning, I reached the Klondike:
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:
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.
Twenty kilometres from the Dempster/Klondike Junction was my stop for the night, the YTC (Yukon Territory Campground) at Klondike River.Share on Facebook