Yukon Territory

Top of the World Hwy to Dawson City, Yukon

23 July 2011 - Saturday

By the time we woke up, our cycling neighbours were gone. The day was again clear and beautiful. After the morning dog walk, we hit the road...late in the morning! We passed the cyclists about half way to Dawson City; they were making good time on the downhill!

Before crossing the Yukon River into Dawson City, we found a good campsite in the Yukon River Yukon gov't campground. This campground is along the Yukon River. One of our favourite in Yukon. During the summer it can be busy.

Before heading off for a day of sightseeing in Dawson City it was time to stretch everyone's legs. This red fox was on the campground road and was surprised to see two dogs hauling humans towards it!

Red Fox at Dawson City
Red Fox at the Yukon River campground

The fox decided that it should skedaddle; it literally turned tail and ran!

Red Fox at Dawson City

While sitting at our campsite we had a good view of the Yukon River.
The river is a transportation corridor. Boats come and go ...

Yukon River at Dawson City
Powerboat on heading north on the Yukon River

Later in the day we caught the free ferry across the river to Dawson City to explore some areas we hadn't visited in a long while. There's a historical graveyard up the hill from town. I wanted to visit again as I hadn't been there for a couple of decades.

Cemetery at Dawson City
Royal Canadian Mounted Police graveyard is maintained by the members of the stationed in Dawson City

Carrying on up the "hill" we arrived at the top of the "Midnight Dome". 

Top of Midnight Dome at Dawson City
Steve relaxing on the bench at the very top of the Dome

The scenery goes on and on in every direction!

Yukon River from the Midnight Dome
Looking north on the Yukon River from the Midnight Dome

Dawson City is to the south, with the Top of the World highway visible as a cut line on the hill across the river.

Dawson City from Midnight Dome
Dawson City seen from the Dome, with the Yukon River south of town

It was a relaxing day. It was also a day with some memories attached ... this was where Tazz had her last happy day in 2010 before becoming seriously ill with Cryptococcal Disease. The next day we had to make an emergency run to Whitehorse with her.

Tazz in the Yukon River at Dawson City
Tazz in the Yukon River at Dawson City on September 11, 2010

We spent the evening by the fire, relaxing and remembering Tazz.

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