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Sep 17, 2008 - O' Canada... Steaming through it.

After big red swallowed all of the $1.65CD/liter gas it could handle we mosey-ed south showing the geese the way. We really liked the Yukon as it seemed similar to Alaska in demeanor. The people were nice and there weren’t many of them. Also, the country was wild and beautiful. The petrol even got cheaper as we headed south. BC and Alberta on the other hand didn’t meet our expectations. Of course they had hard acts to follow. The price of petrol actually started going up again when we hit BC and the traffic and number of trucks increased...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Lake LaBerge Provincial Park

Traveling with Linda and Charlie, we stopped at Five Fingers and hiked to the observation area. A canoe with campers went through the rapids while we were there. We camped at Lake LaBerge where Robert Service "cremates Sam McGee" in is poem. We were later informed that the real Sam McGee bought his "own" ashes from a con man and enjoyed keeping them in a safe place. Just down the road in Skagway, we learned more about con men. Apparently "Soapy Smith" was the local con man in Skagway and got his name by selling bars of soap, a few of which...

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Alaska 2008

Aug 5, 2008 - Lake Laberge

August 5, 2008 Today we had a few showere first thing in the morning but it became sunny and warm as we headed on toward Whitehorse with Linda and Jim. We drove 200 miles to Lake Laberge Provincal Park stopping for lunch at Five Finger Rapids. The rapids were named by early gold miners for the 5 channels or fingers formed by the rock pillars causing a navigational hazard for river travelers. Lake Laberge is a beautiful forty mile lake formed by the Yukon River. It was made famous by Robert Service in his poem The Cremation of Sam McGee....

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