Category Archives: Lifestyle

A Carcross Day – Distracted by Summer

My intention was to get a good day’s work done at our Carcross cabin yesterday, but I got a bit distracted by a few things, mostly the warm sun! I got off to a late start, and when I finally … Continue reading

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How to Use the Yukon River Boat Lock

Last Thursday, Yukon Energy held an information night at the boat locks at the Marsh Lake Control Structure, a.k.a. the Lewes Dam or Marsh Lake Dam, on the Alaska Highway a few miles east of Whitehorse. The purpose was simply … Continue reading

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A Sunny Drive to Dyea

We have a long list of projects that need to be taken care, but with this amazing weather, we’re mostly just goofing off for the 4-day weekend instead Yesterday, we went on a swan hunt and ended up in Dyea. … Continue reading

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A 14-Hour Day of Photography

Yesterday was a marathon day of photography. I left the house at 3:30am to shoot the Northern Lights, and didn’t get home until 5:30pm. The result was over 300 photos of a wide variety of subjects from the area bordered … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up After Father Winter

Spring in the Yukon – this is the time of year that I get anxious for the snow to be gone, and I put a lot of effort into making it disappear from places that I want to dry out … Continue reading

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Distracted by the Sunshine and Warmth

I had to go into town for a few errands on Thursday, but it was so incredibly beautiful I got distracted and went for a long walk at the airport. I sometimes check the day’s flight arrivals and departures so … Continue reading

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Life at Forty Below Zero

I find life at 40 below zero to be quite invigorating and even exciting, and though it’s a bit of a challenge, I love photography at those temps. If there’s ever any doubt that the Yukon remains a unique place … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Comparison – Hi-tech vs Traditional

I first discovered the pleasures of snowshoeing while on a 3-day mushing expedition in the Rockies in 1991. I’ve had a traditional bent-wood set of snowshoes for many years, but haven’t put very many miles on them, usually opting to … Continue reading

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Easy to Stay Warm This Winter

Although Winter Solstice has passed so we’re getting more and more light each day, January is the month that usually brings the coldest temperatures, so I’m not going to get too cocky yet about having an easy winter. The weather … Continue reading

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Exploring the South Canol Road

Cathy and I were in need of an adventure yesterday – just one day of something unique. We decided that the South Canol Road would fit the bill nicely – a truly unique drive that few people ever do. So … Continue reading

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