Category Archives: Yukon-Alaska Stuff

Spring Exploring: the Kusawa Lake Road

Spring makes me crazy to get out of the house, and Friday looked like a good road-trip day, so Monty and I headed west on the Alaska Highway. It was -21°C (-6°F), sunny and windy when we left the house … Continue reading

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A Look at Whitehorse from the Airport Trail

Arguably the most scenic walking trail in Whitehorse is the one along the airport property overlooking the city. It’s also one of the least-used, and those two things together make it one of my favourite places for long walks. On … Continue reading

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A Tour of Yukon Energy’s Whitehorse Power Plants

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to notice a comment on Yukon Energy’s Facebook page that they were going to do a tour of their power production plants (both hydroelectric and diesel) the following day, and I popped a … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Season in the Yukon Has Begun

I’ve been watching the long-range weather forecasts especially closely for weeks now, trying to figure out when I could get on the bike for the first time. The biggest hold-up is always Fireweed Drive, the road that connects us to … Continue reading

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Back in the Yukon, Home of Father Winter

I flew home from Kelowna a couple of days ago, on Wednesday, going from temperatures as high as +15°C (59°F) back to nights down to -32°C (-26°F) The weather forecast called for clouds and showers for the entire trip except … Continue reading

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March in the Yukon – it’s all about the Sun

We’re having a wonderful spell of sunshine in Whitehorse right now, and like most Northerners, I’m embracing it. Temperatures at night are still a bit chilly but overall we’re a little above average, day and night, for this period. The … Continue reading

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From Winter to Spring – Whitehorse to Dyea

It’s that time of year when I love being able to drive to Spring. On Saturday, Cathy, Bobbie and I took advantage of a forecast sunny day to drive to Dyea, to get away from the snow for just a … Continue reading

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To Kluane Country in the Sunshine

After an excellent weekend at the Sourdough Rendezvous, I decided to take advantage of a forecast sunny day for a drive out the Alaska Highway to Kluane Lake, a little over 500 kilometers (310 miles) round-trip from home. The dogs … Continue reading

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Alaska Cruise Ship Shopping Promoters Fined for Deceptive Practises

A significant piece of legislation regarding the cruise ships which visit Alaska every summer was passed virtually unnoticed by the State of Alaska on February 4, 2013. Shopping is an activity that is very much encouraged by cruise lines. There … Continue reading

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Enough with Working – Back into the Mountains!

After 3 days of clearing snow at the house and cabin, I needed a break on Wednesday, and I’d offered to give a visitor from France a ride to Skagway in any case. I picked Louise up at the Lead … Continue reading

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