Monthly Archives: March 2014

Yukon River ice rescue course

DSC_0020 DSC_0036 DSC_0037DSC_0026DSC_0032 DSC_0044DSC_0021Spring weather is here. That means fast-moving waters are open again on the Yukon River.

The river is dangerous and therefore it’s a good location for real-world training in ice rescue.

The rescuers have been on the river a few times now but I happened to get a closer look Saturday.

 

 

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Birds of the Yukon: The magpie

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This lovely bird is the Pica hudsonia or Magpie.

They are similar to crows and ravens but have a touch of white and blue on their feathers. 

This bird was spotted at the Yukon Wildlife preserve though it as a wild bird that happened to be checking in near the caribou pen.

Staying cozy in Carcross

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DSC_0300Beautiful mountain scenery in Carcross and a home with a wood stove. What a nice and quiet place it must be during winter.