Yukon Sights by Sue Thomas

Hike Goldensides Mountain - Dempster Hwy, Yukon

01 July 2015 - Wednesday

Another overcast day, and it was raining. Steve and his niece headed out fishing despite the rain. I stayed at the campground to clean up and sort things out. It poured during the afternoon, but then lightened up after supper.

We decided to hike up Goldensides Mountain, a trail just a couple of kilometres north of the Tombstone Mountain campground, just after 6 p.m. This time of year it doesn't get dark so we weren't concerned about running out of daylight.

Looking back at the campground
Tombstone Mountain Campground, a bit left of centre

North Klondike River
North Klondike River with Tombstone Mountain far in the distance

Goldensides view
Hiking up Goldensides - trail on the right

Top of hike
This is where we turned around - no place left to go!

In the image below, the red dot marks the rock outcropping from the image above, our turnaround point!

Looking back
The red dot shows where we hiked to

Goldensides trail
Hiking down from the top of Goldensides

Alpine flowers
Flowers along the way


We were being watched!

Chipping Sparrow
Chipping sparrow watching our progress

Checking the view
Checking the view to the south, with the campground in the distance

Tombstone Mountain
Zoomed in on Tombstone Mountain at the end of the valley

Driving out from Goldensides
Driving out from the parking area on Goldensides

Back at the campground
Arriving back at the campground at about 7:30 p.m.

There's a beaver pond just a bit south of the visitor centre.

Beaver Lodge
Beaver lodge in a pond south of the visitor center

Beaver in the pond
Beaver swimming in the pond

Beaver busy eating
Beaver busy eating its supper

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