It was a strange day - rain on and off (mostly off) with the sun out occasionally and dark clouds prevailing the rest of the time. It was a very pretty landscape and we were happy to be there.
We're staying in a Gold Rush era housekeeping cabin - maybe there's some gold under this linoleum. Suffice to say it's ancient. There's a round cover in the ceiling, undoubtedly the location of the stovepipe.
We'll be in Dawson all day and night tomorrow then begin the Dempster Highway on Wednesday. A little bit of an hilarious note - we paid $200 for windshield and tire insurance. When I was here in 2003 I thought it a northern scam but discovered it to be valuable. We have already recouped that investment. Four major hits, lovely starbursts. The hilarious part is they all happen on the paved road. I figure the Dempster should just about demolish the windshield.
Yukon River north of Carmacks
south of Stewart Crossing
Ahh - my vacation has officially begun
see also www.thatroadtripbook.com