Whitehorse community garden

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Whitehorse’s community garden gets plenty of sunlight even though it’s at the foot of this bluff.

Yukon Horse & Rider Association

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There are ranches in Yukon including a few outside Whitehorse.

The Yukon Horse & Rider Association had a horse show this weekend to show off some local kids’ equestrian skills.

Dawson City Dingbats looking like it’s 1901

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Whitehorse has the Dustball Invitational slo-pitch tournament every year. It’s a big weekend of games.

This year the Dawson City Dingbats team arrived looking like an old-timey baseball team with their beards and mustaches.

Yukon River Quest 2016

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The total distance is more than 700 kilometres. There are enforced breaks along the way but teams and solo paddlers continue through the nights.

This year there were 94 teams from 14 countries. The #1 team (this year, two people in a canoe) finished after about 46 hours in the water.

 

Big moose along the Yukon River

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Drifting down the Yukon River

DSC_0289DSC_0290These two were spotted on a home-made raft, slowly making their way down the Yukon River.

The current is strong enough that it’s possible to go downstream with poles to push off now and then.

Sheep alongside the Yukon River

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