Monday, August 31, 2015

Alaska Trip: Day Eight, Whitehorse

7:30 bags out

Bus to Whitehorse leaves in less than an hour, so we opted to get up early for breakfast.
Sounds like it will be a leisurely day heading south with frequent stops.

Our tour director, Reena informed us that we are now in cruise training mode.
We will be stopping every hour & a half for snacks, lol.

I think Lila needs one of these...

 A trapper's cabin preserved for posterity.

Complete with chinked logs & sod roof.

Scenic stop at Five Finger Rapids near the Yukon Crossing for a group photo.

 Dallon, our bus driver for the four days in the Yukon, was the best.

Snapped this beauty just outside our next food stop,  Braeburn Lodge, 
home of the world famous cinnamon bun the size of a dinner plate (groan)

As soon as we pulled into White Horse we had to grab a quick 
dinner & head out to Miles Canyon for a hike.

This was a spot that gold seekers tried to use to get their supplies upstream, 
but treacherous currents & the narrow cliffs caused too many accidents.

The forest was a beautiful mix of pale birch & black spruce.

This little guy was quite entertaining!

Thanks, Connie & John, for suggesting this little side trip!

Tomorrow we are whisked onward to Skagway via the White Pass Railroad.


  1. Five finger Rapids was our very first stop over after leaving Whitehorse. You're bringing back some serious happy memories!!

  2. We didn't do this but it looks like fun. Squirrels are so cute.


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