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Images of the Top of the World Highway, Yukon

An Explorer's Guide to the Top of the World Highway
When the river freezes, the ferry is hauled up out of the river. By this time the highway has already been closed for weeks - it closes as soon as the first heavy snow falls, typically in mid to late September. Once the ferry stops running, the people who live in West Dawson are cut off until the river freezes solid enough to drive across. The period when they can't get to Dawson and beyond can last several weeks in both Spring and Fall.

This photograph is © 2002-2013 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.
The Yukon River freezing up at Dawson City, Yukon