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Jul 11, 2016 - Whitehorse to Atlin

July 8th Back into Whitehorse and a tour of the Beringia Interpretive center before heading off to Atlin and the Music Festival. The whole center is devoted to the geology and paleontology of the region. The Yukon and Alaska are one of the few northern regions that did not experience the last ice age due to the extreme arid conditions that prevailed at the time; but because so much of the North American continent was covered in glaciers water levels dropped significantly creating the continuous land mass from northern Siberia to Alaska and...

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May 30, 2010 - Atlin, BC day 2 a moose, and day 3

Memorial Day weekend back home! It’s another beautiful day here in Atlin with blue sky and puffy clouds. We took a drive on the road south of Atlin. It is paved for about seven miles then turns to gravel. We saw a MOOSE on the road! This may turn out to be the year we actually see some moose, last trip we had to go specifically searching for moose to see one. The scenery out here is beyond beautiful; the snow capped and forested mountains are all around Atlin Lake. At 85 miles in length, Atlin Lake is the largest natural lake in the...

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May 29, 2010 - Atlin, British Columbia day 1

– Before leaving Dick called Dick Jr on SKYPE and we got to talk to him and to all three granddaughters. Really like this new SKYPE phone ability! Now off for Atlin, British Columbia. Atlin is a very small town located on Atlin Lake and was a major Gold Rush town but now just a really neat and picturesque town with a population of about 300 year round and more in the summer. The route to Atlin turns off the ALCAN at Jake’s Corner, a restaurant and gas/diesel stop. Dick of course wanted to test their rhubarb pie. Unfortunately they only had...

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Jun 9, 2009 - Carcross to Bennett and on to Atlin, BC

Many are completely unaware of a little gold town named Atlin. But before we tell you about Atlin we also went to Carcross and Bennett. On our way from Skagway we went back to Carcross and caught the White Pass train again, but this time to Bennett where the Chilkoot and White Pass trails ended. We had to do this because there had been a wash out of the tracks and the train could not go to Bennett from Skagway or vice versa. Bennett was significant during the initial gold rush and Carcross was when the train was put in because it served as...

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May 30, 2008 - Teslin to Atlin, BC 112 miles partly cloudy 60’s

After two 10 mile sections of paved roads and 40 miles of unpaved road (or 2 hrs. driving), we arrived in the quaint town of Atlin. Atlin is situated on Atlin Lake, the largest natural fresh water lake in BC, 85 miles long and 2 to 5 miles wide. Atlin is the most northwesterly town in BC, 106 miles southeast of Whitehorse and has a population of 400. It was once a gold rush town in 1899. We walked around town looking at historic buildings, the Anglican Church built in 1901, and a tour thru the small museum plus equipment relics of the past...

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Jul 15, 2007 - Atlin BC

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...

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May 27, 2007 - Atlin Lake

The owner of the Jade City store had turned us onto visiting Atlin and Atlin Lake. The town is an old gold mining town situated on the largest natural lake in British Columbia. As the crow flies, it is less than 100 miles from Juno. We decided to made the diversion back into BC before going on to Skagway. The consensus was to leave early from Mukluk Annie's; pass on the pancake and egg breakfast there and head to Johnson's Crossing for one of those famous cinnamon buns. We almost had to wake the guy up at Johnson's when we arrived at 8:30...

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