Better late than never. I suppose. Laziness on my part (and I must have had better things to do) has delayed this post by a few months. OK, eight months. After paddling the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, we flew back to Whitehorse and got on our bicycles. We rode what is known as the Golden Circle Route from Whitehorse to Skagway, across by ferry to Haines and back to Whitehorse.
In all, 700 km of cycling through some spectacular mountain landscapes with very little traffic. In some parts, fall turned the landscape into gold as the days grew shorter and colder. Here are a map and some photographs from our ride.
Heading south on the Klondike Highway from Whitehorse.
Bald eagle at Tutshi Lake.
Truer words have rarely been written.
Panorama in the White Pass.
White Pass summit.
Historic whore house.
The White Pass & Yukon railway still runs as a tourist attraction.
Our ferry to Haines is dwarfed by one of the cruise ships.
Grizzly bears fishing for salmon in the Chilkoot River near Haines, AK.
Weathered totem in Haines, AK.
Fort Seward in Haines, AK.
Chilkat River north of Haines, AK.
Riding north into the mountains from Haines, AK.
Just across the border into Canada, the road climbs to the Haines Highway summit
Climbing to the summit of the Haines Highway.
Camped near Chilkat Summit on the Haines Highway.
Looking for a camp spot off the road.
Panorama along the St. Elias and Kluane Mountains.
Camped along a creek with a view of the Kluane Mountains.