Category Archives: Yukon-Alaska Stuff

Happy New Year!

Cathy and I want to wish all of you a Happy New Year – we hope that 2013 brings you everything you want We went into Whitehorse last night for the excellent fireworks show at 9pm, right after the 3-hour … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

I had to go into Whitehorse to run a couple of errands today, so I thought I’d take some photos of what the day before Christmas looks like in the Yukon’s capital city. The photo above was taken right at … Continue reading

Posted in Commerce, Communities, Events, Lifestyle, Winter, Yukon-Alaska Stuff | 10 Comments

Cycling to the Arctic, and other Winter-related stuff

Yesterday was a busy day. The main project was to drive down the Alaska Highway to meet Brek Boughton, the cyclist who’s headed for Tuktoyaktuk, NWT but that had to be fit in among other things. This is what our … Continue reading

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Photography in the Yukon at -37 Degrees

This has been a very dreary winter so far in the southern Yukon, with very little sun and lots of snow. Our winters used to be clear and cold – invigorating rather than dreary. When I saw this weather forecast … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Highway, Cycling, Film & Video, Nanook Explores the World, Photos, Railroads, Trains, Travel, Waterfalls, Weather, Winter, Yukon-Alaska Stuff | 17 Comments

A Successful Elk Hunt in the Yukon

As the shortest day of the year approaches, I’m having a bit of trouble with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). I have a therapy light that helps, but hitting the road is what makes my days good. Yesterday, I decided on … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska Highway, Animals, Highway Lodges & Roadhouses, History, Huskies, Photos, Travel, Wildlife, Winter, Yukon-Alaska Stuff | 3 Comments

Mother Nature’s Amazing Winter Palette

A weather forecast showing sunshine in Skagway was all the encouragement I needed to hit the road again yesterday – sunshine in Skagway doesn’t happen very often in the winter! The first photo was shot at 10:14, 15 minutes after … Continue reading

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Driving to Skagway, Alaska, at -20 Degrees

I’m always watching the weather for good road-trip days. The longer I’ve been off the road, though, the more accepting I am of what I might at other times consider a mediocre day, and yesterday was one of those. With … Continue reading

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Flying from Whitehorse to Kelowna

Cathy and I are “on the road” again, this time a 5-day trip to Kelowna, British Columbia, to help my Dad celebrate his 90th birthday. For the first time ever, we picked a very civilized flight time that allowed for … Continue reading

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The North Klondike Highway in All Seasons

I’ve just posted a piece about the North Klondike Highway between Whitehorse and Dawson City, with 68 photos and commentary from my 100+ trips up and down the highway in all seasons, in all manner of vehicles. These are 3 … Continue reading

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Storm-Chasing in a Yukon Winter

I needed some excitement yesterday, and the weather forecast for the South Klondike Highway called for snow and wind, so I figured I’d go down to do some extreme-weather photography. My daughter posted on my Facebook page last night: “Only … Continue reading

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