Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday and Saturday, May 27 & 28, 2011

We left Whitehorse, YT and drove 330 miles, leaving on the Alaska Highway and ending on the Klondike Highway in order to get to Dawson City, YT.  We arrived about 4pm.  The only wildlife we saw along the way was one black bear that ran into the bushes before we could get a picture.  We did meet Wallace and Wanda Lewis, and 4 friends and relatives.  They are staying in the same rv park, so we spent time talking with them as well as our own group’s happy hour.

Along the way, we passed the Montague Roadhouse built in early 1900s, and the Five Finger Rapids where Carol can be seen climbing the steps up from the river.DSC02699DSC02700DSC02701DSC02706 

We crossed this bridge over the Pelly River.


Today, the 28th, we started by Marilyn doing wash while I updated the bills we will have to pay so I could transfer funds to the right bank.  Then after lunch, we drove up to the Dawson Dome (from 1100ft to 3000ft) to take pictures of the town of Dawson City.DSC02710

Downtown, we went to the Dawson City Museum, which is housed in what was the City administrative building.  Dennis played Judge in the courtroom.IMAG0257IMAG0260IMAG0258

Here are pictures of the Dawson main street business section, a Klondike river tour boat, and the Keno (a stern wheeler that once plied the Klondike and Yukon rivers).DSC02713DSC02715DSC02714

Here is a picture of the free ferry that we will put the motorhome on tomorrow to get to the Top of The World Highway.  The ferry is landing on the far side of the river.


And finally pictures of the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, and the courthouse built in 1901.


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