Category Archives: Yukon-Alaska Stuff

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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Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous 2013 – What a Weekend!

We’re now into that wonderful part of winter when we can see and feel that Spring is near. The deep cold is gone, and the quality of the light is superb. The fact that the sun has some real warmth … 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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Mid-Winter in the Yukon – Yukon Quest Excitement, and Snow Clearing Not-so-much!

The past few days have been crazy-busy, with both an exciting event and a great deal of snow clearing at our home and our cabin. The 1,000-mile Yukon Quest started in Whitehorse at 11:00am Saturday morning, and Cathy and I … Continue reading

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Mountain Light – a Picture-Perfect Day on the Skagway Road

It seems that every time I go on a trip, I get a bit photo-manic when I get home, and yesterday was one of those days, with wonderful varied light for a drive to Skagway I flew out of Kelowna … Continue reading

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2013 Tufted Puffin Stamp to be Unveiled in Seward, Alaska

On January 23, 2013, in Seward, Alaska, the United States Postal Service will unveil a new 86-cent Tufted Puffins definitive stamp. Read more…

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Back in Kelowna, BC

Like every other Yukon and Alaska blogger, I was going to tell you about the incredibly warm weather we were having last week. Although I missed that window, I do want to show those of you who live elsewhere a … Continue reading

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Mule Deer, Moose & Heavy Snow

The weather hasn’t been very encouraging for road trips lately, but I had a few things sitting at the post office in Skagway so went down yesterday anyway. Any trip to Skagway is a good one, even though some are … Continue reading

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