Inuvik Journal

Sunday, April 01, 2007

More Trip Photos

Hi all:

Here are a few more photos from our trip to Whitehorse and Dawson City in the summer of 2006. This first picture is a shot of one of the mountains of the Tombstones. The tombstones are a mountain range along the southern part of the Dempster Highway. The mountains pretty much mark the half way point on our trip to Whitehorse. There's lots of scenery in this area and tons of wildlife too. Unfortunately, we are usually in such a hurry that we just drive right past.

That won't be the case this summer; we specifically plan to spend time camping and hiking in the tombstones. I'll be bringing a rifle since the bears are always on the lookout for unsuspecting hikers!



This is a shot of Lorie walking down one of the restored streets in Dawson city. They have done a good job of restoring the town, and many of the buildings are painted bright colours such as these ones.



There is discontinuous permafrost in Dawson City, and this issue plays havoc with buildings. If the foundations are not constructed properly, the result is this:



This would be one of the buildings from the original gold-rush days. And yes, Lorie is leaning a little bit to accentuate the lean of the building...or perhaps she's had one too many cocktails at Diamond Tooth Gertie's. More on Gertie's in a future post - you will just have to wait.

Cheers!

1 Comments:

  • Hi Lorne, cool reading ;) Do put up more pictures though, the countryside may be unique to see for most readers. Take care, Pease out! Peter, Vancouver

    By Blogger Peter, at 10:25 PM  

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