Dawson to Whitehorse
Leaving Dawson and the wildness of the Dempster took a bit of adjustment, we had nearly 600 kilometres with one small town. Once again supplies had to be planned to last. Luckily in Dawson a cyclist from BC, Julian connected up so we agreed to ride the Dawson to Whitehorse leg together. Fortunately our cycling speed kept us within reasonable proximity, and the daily camp find was a joint choice. The days went something like this: ride 50 km, snack, ride to 100km find a sheltered cooking spot to cook dinner, ride for another 20 km or so until we found a good looking camp site, sleep. A couple of days had a lonely outpost cafe to have a second breakfast after a couple of hours riding. Our campsite choices were all good, including one with deep sphagnum moss for ultimate sleeping comfort.
We were lucky with wildlife along this stretch, we saw a black bear yearling, a bobcat and a very rare cougar. The lasting impression of the landscape was the huge water volume of the rivers. Firstly the Stewart then the Perry and finally the Yukon itself. A vast network of intertwining rivers.
Many thanks to Nancy of Beez Kneez backpackers in Whitehorse for providing my accomodation free of charge for the Cancer cause.
The gold rush rustic character of downtown Dawson
The Stewart River
Coming down to Pelly Crossing and the Pelly River
Moose rack Minto Resort a short snack stop
18/6/2017 08:09:48 am
Great photos. Those moose antlers are amazing! Good to hear you are sleeping in the height of luxury! You are seeing so much amazing wildlife on your journey. Is the trailer performing well? Hope your jacket is getting a well-needed wash today! Enjoy the remainder of your rest day. XXX
18/6/2017 09:51:55 am
I agree amazing shot if moose antlers
18/6/2017 09:55:56 am
Congrats on making it to Whitehorse. I found it a rather big contrast from those more remote areas further north. For better or worse, I expect you'll find the remainder of the Alaska Highway more developed from here.
18/6/2017 10:03:41 am
I will look for the wheel Mike. I have had to replace a wheel in Whitehorse today myself. Great bike shop in Whitehorse
Des and Ang
18/6/2017 11:10:50 am
We Like the sound of a moss camp bed, moose rack huge and wildlife sounds amazing. go you good thing...is there another Julian to tag? Xxxxx
Vince and Kay
18/6/2017 08:33:08 pm
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