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Jun 16, 2019 - Pelly Crossing, YT

We all decided that we needed a short drive today, too long to make it to Dawson City in one day. So, we only drove 3.5 hours to cover 183.6 miles. We stopped at the Pelly River Campground, on the First Nations land (Indian land). There was beautiful scenery with so many purple wildflowers lining the highway, such a delight to see. We occasionally pass an air-strip, the only clue being the windsock that was flying. We ran into more road crews building a new bridge as we crossed a temporary bridge. There was a lake with interesting colors...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Top of the World Highway

Yes, it is raining again today. We did the Top of the World Highway from the Canadian Border to Dawson City, Yukon. This highway is known for its steep drop offs with no guard rails along the road. There were some areas like that but it really wasn’t too bad. However, the road did have ruts which made driving slow. Outside Dawson City we had to wait for a ferry to take us across the river into Dawson City. There is no road access from the direction we came. We toured Dawson City and then drove a few more hours before stopping at a Yukon...

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Jul 10, 2010 - Summer 2010/Alaska Caravan - Travel (Pelly Crossing, YT)

Today we leave the Alaska Highway and begin to travel the Klondike Highway. Originally, our plan was to travel to Minto Landing, YT where we would dry camp. Then, we received notice that the Minto Resorts RV Park (sometimes they use the term “resorts” rather loosely around here) was closed due to a marauding bear. All of these sounds interesting – resort, dry camping, out of control bear? Our Wagon-Master and the Tracks team quickly found a solution - extended our drive by 30 miles. Our new destination was the Pelly River Crossing RV Park –...

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Jun 15, 2009 - Pelly Crossing

We turned off the Alaska Hwy and traveled on Hwy 2 called the Klondike Loop along Lake LaBerge (85 miles long) from Whitehorse towards Dawson City. This highway takes us into Alaska more north at Chicken, AK. We crossed the Yukon Bridge and had several views of this awesome river. We stopped at a viewpoint to see the Five Fingers Rapids on the Yukon, named by early miners for the 5 channels or fingers, formed by the rock pillars that are a serious navigational hazard. The safest passage is through the nearest, or east, passage. There was a...

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Jul 8, 2008 - Stewart Crossing, YT

This is a stopping place for one night, before going into Dawson City. The map will show as Pelly Crossing, but Stewart Crossing is a little south of Pelly. (As close an identifiable town as I could find easily.) Many of us gathered together for snacks, appetizers, & drinks before going back to our rigs. This "rv park" is more like a field next to a gas station & restaurant... But the folks here are very nice. They had no problem letting us use their phone & our phone card to make a long distance call. Some folks ate in the restaurant &...

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Jul 6, 2008 - Day 38 – Second Heat Wave

It was 47 degree when we woke up and we saw 74 degree by dinnertime, but this time we will spare you the details of our summer clothing search and keep it to—they were packed way deep! Whitehorse was everything we had expected and for the second time our friends Sandy and Jerry Manchester were in the same town as we were at the same time. Because of the lack of planning and communication, we misted each other by few hours…Again! Yes, when we were in Stewart, BC/Hyder, AK, they were at the campground in Stewart and we were at the provincial...

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Trip Journal

Wimberley to Alaska!

Jul 4, 2008 - Klondike Hwy

Another fine looking day out. Rolled out about 9 and headed north. The Alaska Hwy runs above the town on a plateau and to get into town there are roads on either end that drop down a large hill to the river bottom where the actual town sits. As we headed north we came to the western entrance to town and there were these huge green and white freeway type signs over the top of the highway (you’ve all seen them a million times) pointing to the lane for downtown and the lane for the Alaska Hwy. We both looked at each other and laughed, sheesh...

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Jul 18, 2007 - Pelly Crossing

Left Whitehorse and stopped at Lake Laberge gov campsite. The Yukon River widens to form this 64 km-long lake. Lake Laberge was made famous by Robert W Service with the lines: "The Northern Lights have seen queer sights. But the queerest they ever did see, was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge I cremated Sam McGee," (from his poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee"). As you can see, all the lakes here are very high. Montague House was a typical early-day roadhouse which offered lodging and meals on the stagecoach route between Whitehorse...

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