Category Archives: Yukon-Alaska Stuff

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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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

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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

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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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