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Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

I thought it would be cooler-colder in the Yukon in May but the weather was beautiful in the valleys. Here are some more images.

 

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

While we were in the Yukon, some of our musical friends there organized a benefit concert for ArtsCan Circle, our favourite charity (www.artscancircle.ca). Here is a picture of Carol and me on stage. The concert was organized by Steve Slade and was held beside Crag Lake at the home (and B&B) of Kevin Barr. Kevin has built a stage right beside the lake and from time to time holds musical events there. As you can see, it is a spectacular spot for a concert! I kept wanting to turn around and look at the mountains instead of facing the audience!

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

When you are in the Whitehorse area, it is only a few hours drive to Skagway, Alaska. It is a spectacular drive through mountainous terrain. I can't imagine how all those people made their way from Skagway to Whitehorse and on to the Klondike dragging all of their gear and supplies over these mountain passes! Skagway is now a tourist destination where cruise ships regularly dock.

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

The Venus Mine was the type locality for Yukonite. Here is a picture of the fine ore bin which is located right beside the highway between Carcross Yukon and Skagway, Alaska. I did not do any collecting there but there is some good potential.

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

Pretty hard to go to the Yukon without coming across some of these fellows. This brown bear was peacefully grazing on nice green grass beside the road between Whitehorse and Carcross.

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

On the road from Whitehorse to Carcross.

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

On the road from Carcross to Skagway. Gorgeous!

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

This is the mountain just beside Carcross, Yukon. Wow!

Recent Activities -Whitehorse Area, Yukon Territory Visit, Page Two

Cloud-shrouded mountains between Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Yukon.