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    Whitehorse, Yukon and Environs - Lots of Pictures




    Here are some pictures and comments from my recent trip to Whitehorse, Yukon.

    Downtown










    Downtown is only 4 blocks wide and about 10 blocks long. Missed taking a few pictures. Missed the log skyscraper and the wooden flatiron building.

    Bike Racks

    Cycling is really popular in town. The city has these great bike racks and amenities.













    Big Boxes

    Yes they have some of our favourite chains in Whitehorse.








    The Dump

    Possibly the prettiest location for a dump.




    Guess they don't want scavengers.



    More to follow as I clean them up and review. Any requests for images? I know I have some of residential development and of some tourist spots.
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    I love those bike racks! Startlingly different. As for photos, any and all unique or strange creations, please.

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    Nice pictures. I love the bike racks. No snow that far north yet?

    Looking forward to more pictures

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    Nice. My wife and I honeymooned in Skagway (YES, Skagway). We wanted to take the train into the Yukon and see White Horse, but my wife, who had recently come to the U.S., couldn't cross the border. Seems like we missed out.
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop
    Nice. My wife and I honeymooned in Skagway (YES, Skagway). We wanted to take the train into the Yukon and see White Horse, but my wife, who had recently come to the U.S., couldn't cross the border. Seems like we missed out.

    That is almost as good as us, we went skagway and were turned back at the border as we did not have proper ID. I can just imagine what the train trip would be like (incredible)

    Here are a few pics of carcross and the chillikoot pass to skagway


    Taken coming back from Carcross/Skagway on the Klondike Hwy.


    The Carcross Desert


    Carcross Church


    Carcross Boat


    Carcross house



    I'll provide some of the residential units tonight.
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    A few more pics

    Looking south into town



    City Hall

    Here is City Hall. Not too impressive compared to the legislature and Court House. The more pictures I look through, the more I realize I should have taken.



    Typical Residential Development

    The split level / one up one down is popular as most houses don't have full foundations.







    Great view. The ridge of ice is from a recent thaw and an agressive action to clear the ice before snow lands on it.

    The military had an impact on housing stock.





    Tourist Store



    Yes, the parking areas look as bad as everywhere else

    So much for great background scenery.



    Some more images from Carcross





    Scenic Views

    One thing that Whitehorse has lots of is scenic views.





    Canada Trail



    Hope you enjoyed these pics, it was a great trip. Have lots more pics, but mostly repeats of what is shown here, or they have me or friends in them.
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    donk, I've not heard of the Carcross Desert before. Can you share some information about this desert? Is it a real one, even though it's way up north?!

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    Quote Originally posted by Hceux
    donk, I've not heard of the Carcross Desert before. Can you share some information about this desert? Is it a real one, even though it's way up north?!

    Here is the sign that describes it.



    It is probably only 20 acres in size, really just a geographic oddity. It is not a "real" desert as it probably gets too much precipitation to qualify.
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