June 23, 2008 GMT
19. Whitehorse, Dawson City and Fairbanks

Mountains, Rivers, Trees, Lakes, and last but not least the ever present Rain.

Alaska Highway was built by the US Army, considered one of the
Wonders of the World.

Fort Nelson to Whitehorse blue skies for the first 6 hours and
not so blue for the next 4.

Lots of wildlife, I saw a deer first, then some Moose, then Mountain Goats (twice),
Rabbit, Squirrel, Beaver, Black Bear, Buffalo and calves (twice), only managed to
get picís of the goats and buffalo the others were too shy

Fort Nelson to Whitehorse
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Stone Mountain
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Buffalo going bald
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Summit Lake
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Downtown Whitehorse, a Metropolis
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Hotel with Dancing Girl and Internet
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The Man and his Dog
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The Aliens have landed
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My Bike started leaking Oil and I had to make a temporary repair
that may have to last permanently
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Whitehorse to Dawson City
Ignore the straight line it came from another GPS power connection glitch
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Dawson City, all the buildings look like they are from a movie set
I was told buildings that do not conform are not allowed
Very touristy, dirt roads with boardwalks and sunshine

On the way there
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Yukon River Ferry and its free
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The Governor's Mansion
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The Leaning Tower of Dawson
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This time it was the Rear Brake Master Cylinder.
I was lucky the dealer in Seattle had a kit in stock
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The outskirts of the town are covered in mining rubble from years gone by
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Puller and Jeff, rescued Huskies
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New breed of Genetically Modified Husky
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Like I said Boardwalks and Dirt streets, all that's missing is JW and his six gun
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Dawson City, Yukon, Canada to Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
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Crossing the Yukon from Dawson on the way to the Alaska
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Top of the World Highway, 200 k's of dirt, best ride so far.
This is where the KTM came into its own
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Canada / USA border
The sign says Most Northerly Land Border in the USA or World?
Anyway its out in the sticks
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Fairbanks, Alaska, overcast, wet and a little dilapidated
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Posted by Chris Desmond at June 23, 2008 05:18 AM GMT
 
 

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