Category Archives: Scenery

Rainy day in Carcross

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A raven flies along the waters where Bennett Lake meets Nares Lake in Carcross. It’s been a rainy summer in Yukon with far more misty and wet conditions than usual.

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.

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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Yukon River: Birds along the water

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The Yukon River has a variety of bird species including falcons, geese, ducks, eagles and more. These are a few spotted during the paddle from Carmacks to Dawson City.

Fall colours at Chadburn Lake

IMG_1556Beautiful colours today on trails around Chadburn Lake. This is probably a 15-minute drive from downtown Whitehorse.

Bald eagle surveys a changing landscape

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Spotted alongside the Alaska highway: A bald eagle perhaps noticing the change in the leaves to fall colours.