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Aug 20, 2018 - Keno City to Today

Early the next a.m. we left Dawson City and drove through mountains and along lakes to Stewart Crossing. Here we turned north and drove the forested highway to Mayo. We stopped occasionally to read history signs and learn about the Silver Route. Gold had been placer mined in sand bars along the Stewart River before the Klondike Rush. Silver was discovered in large galena deposits on Sheep mountain later named Keno Mountain. At Mayo we went through there small museum. When the hospital closed all the equipment was donated to the museum...

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May 26, 2013 - Klondike Highway ... following the Yukon River

We headed north today on the Klondike Highway along the Yukon River, made famous by the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush centered in the Dawson City YT area. We’ll be in Dawson City tomorrow. This stretch of highway is beautiful … with many great views of the Yukon River and distant mountain ranges. We ended the day in Mayo YT, a small community also begun by the Gold Rush … stayed in a provincial campground … as always, very nice. We’ve definitely avoided the crowds with this early start … only one other camper in the campground tonight. Enjoy the...

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Jul 6, 2009 - From Carmacks to Mayo

We left the campground and stopped at the Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive Centre which told the history and described the culture of the Northern Tutchone people. Continuing our journey we stopped at the Five Finger Rapids Recreation Site. This area of the Yukon River was named by early miners for the five channels or fingers formed by the rock pillars. We stopped for lunch at Pelling Crossing, which had been established in 1950s when a road was constructed north from Whitehouse. It was both a ferry crossing and highway construction camp. The...

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Jun 6, 2008 - Mayo

Finally left Dawson City with our new transmission. Our destination was to a provincial campsite in Mayo Yukon. Our campsite was literally huge and free firewood. The plan was to travel up to Keno City which is an active silver mine and to try some fishing. Unfortunately I was unsuccessful with the fishing but Mike managed to catch a northern pike. Mayo does have some records a being the coldest location of -52 F and the hottest location of 92 F.

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Jun 6, 2007 - Mayo, YT - Day 1

June 6, 2007 Mayo, YT Today's Travels We left Whitehorse a little after 9 this morning - always waiting on the Exploring Wises and that's why we keep them in the middle of the convoy. Who knows what would happen if they were at the tail end. They might arrive at the next destination hours after the other two rigs. A few miles out of town, we took the Dawson City (or as the natives of the Yukon Territory call it, "Dawson") exit from the Alaska Highway and begin traveling the Klondike Loop. We were a little worried because the first 20 miles...

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Sep 1, 2006 - Mayo

Hit the Klondike Highway heading north from Whitehorse, and took a side trip up the Silver Trail to Mayo. Apparently a must see from crazy old Larry (the horse trek guy)! Think Larry had had too much Vodka that day as there really isn't anything in Mayo. Not even a pub. It really was a ghost town, lots of buildings with hardly anything in any of them, few random people strolling about to god knows where and that was about it! The scenery was nice, I'll give Larry that, and I did see a porcupine which was absolutely massive! About the size...

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