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20 April 2015

Yukon and Alaska Bound, Part 40. Dawson City to 5 Mile Lake in Mayo


Heading south from Dawson City.


August 5th we left Dawson City, Yukon Territory. I was sad, I like this little frontier town, even-though on the outskirts it looks quite ugly with all the gravel left behind from the placier mining.


Tailing outside Dawson City
Leaving Dawson City

The weather was cloudy, but the sky was bright ahead. We stopped at the Tintina Trench rest area. 


Tintina Trench Valley
Tintina Trench Valley

The views from here are beautiful. The Tintina Trench extends hundreds of Kilometres across Canada and Alaska, and is the largest fault in North America. Thousands of birds migrate along this trench and valley.

We stopped for an early lunch at the Moose Creek Lodge and restaurant. Moose Creek also has cabins for rent and has a RV park. 



An old miner's cabin with Lisbeth and Hansuli
An old miner's cabin with Lisbeth and Hansuli 


Christian and Annemarie talking to the Swiss owner
Christian and Annemarie talking to the Swiss owner

The Swiss owners were very busy. Four busloads of tourists were coming through that day. I am not surprised, the food and coffee is great, so is the service. The washrooms are welcome after the long drives without any facilities.

Today the fruit tarts were wonderful and the smells filled the old historic log cabin. We stayed for lunch.


In Stewart Crossing we turn left onto The Silver Trail highway
In Stewart Crossing we turn left onto The Silver Trail highway

Tired , but happy we arrived at 5 Mile Lake. Unfortunately we did not check carefully enough the little yellow tab on the post of our campsite. Once we were all set up, we realized that it is reserved until tomorrow. Pooo. So we moved to another site, and could then finally relax.


Hansuli, Lisbeth, Christian, Annemarie and Anders camping on 5 Mile Lake
Hansuli, Lisbeth, Christian, Annemarie and Anders camping on 5 Mile Lake

 We all sat together and enjoyed the campfire. Christian and Anders were grilling some sausages on the fire. We all had a few good laughs.
Party in the middle of 5 Mile Lake
Party in the middle of 5 Mile Lake

 We made it an early night. For tomorrow we are planning to drive up to Keno City and Keno Hill.

For more pictures of this part of the trip, check out our web album.


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