|We headed off to Atlin - the only way to get there is through the Yukon, then back down into BC. Because the US Army built the Alaska Highway in 1942 as part of the war effort, there is alot of military terminology as you can see in some of our pictures.
The scenery really was spectacular, especially in the evening on the lake. Our camping neighbours (Bill and Maggie) were great company for the evening waiting for the sun to set at 10:45.
Beautiful as the area may be, unfortunately the townsite itself is crumbling. The small visitor centre is also the local museum where we had a very interesting discussion with the museum lady about the history of the area, and the steam shovel that members of the town restored to full functionality.
In one small card/quilt store I made inquiries about the nice little visitor centre I'd read about. The woman in the shop was quite crabby about the lack of support from 'government' and there was no visitor centre because they get no funding, and some 'Lemon' guy had been there awhile ago and so far nothing. Could have fooled us - they were very knowledgeable and friendly at the VC/museum and they get about 2000 people in a year.
We stopped into a local goldsmith, Kathryn Taylor, and Rose bought a beautiful pair of nugget earrings - Don got gum.