Yukon Photo Tour Blog Aug 26 2016

August 26, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Travel Day and Arrival in Whitehorse 

Trekkers have arrived ... after three uneventful flights we have arrived in Whitehorse. The group departed from London airport connecting in Toronto to Vancouver then on to Whitehorse. After breakfast we meet our motor coach and began our journey to Dawson. As we headed north, the glassy waters at Fox Lake offered beautiful morning reflections of the surrounding mountains. 

Some light rain added richness to the foliage as the clouds descended to cover the hilltops. At Montague, Albert found us the perfect location of a group photo.   This structure was built in 1915 and was used as a roadhouse until the 1950s. The kitchen and eating area were on the main floor and the bedrooms were upstairs. The inside of the building was lined with cheesecloth, both to lighten the dark interior and to prevent the moss and dirt chinking from falling into the rooms. 

We arrived in Dawson with light rain falling, but it didn’t dampen our spirits and were soon checked in to our cabins to freshen up before dinner. Our welcome dinner included the largest (and tastiest) deserts you could imagine. But that’s alright, we’ll wear off the extra calories tomorrow as we explore.

Here's a selection of images from our travel and first day. Goodnight from all the Trekkers in Dawson City. 

Kwang and Sim checking-in

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Deb and Bill ready to go!

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Danny checking out the itinerary in our guide book.

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Time for one group shot as we head to the gate.

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Next stop Whitehorse.

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Sim capturing the morning reflection.


Val, Betty Ann, Deb and Sue lining up their shots by the still water.


 Fox Lake reflections


Repurposing the old boots at our lunch stop near Carmacks.


Danny enjoying his lunch.


As the weather closed in at Five Finger rapids, the fall colours started to pop.


The roadhouse at Montague provided a great backdrop for a group photo.


That's a wrap for this evening. Time to head out for our Welcome dinner and unfortunately an overcast evening means no Northern Lights, here's to clearer skies tomorrow. Good night.



Please add a comment

Posted by Vicky on
Enjoy your trip Everyone! I look forward to seeing all of the amazing pictures and I will be joining you all again when life allows it.
Posted by Kelly on
Nice start, keep em coming and safe travels. James don't you know how to use a self timer?
Posted by Brain on
Ice cream looks good Danny!
Posted by Grace Nicols on
Great shots so far. I'm looking forward to some northern lights shots. Have a great time everyone.
Posted by Eileen on
Great photos & thanks for sharing.
Posted by Barb on
Nice selection of images today and I agree with the above comment, thanks for sharing. Your blogs are always great to follow.
Posted by carol cooley on
Thank you. Enjoyed all of the images but the one with weather approaching at five finger rapids is awesome. Have a great trek.
Posted by Jim on
Have fun guys! I'm looking forward to the blog posts... great shots so far, I especially like the reflections at Fox Lake.
Posted by Josie Miller on
Beautiful pictures of the lake. The group shot reminds me of one of our stops along the way. Enjoy your dinner.
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