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By Laura Tipple

Fairbanks

We arrived in Fairbanks and got a campsite right near the Chena River.  Very scenic and spectacular weather.  Doug then spent the next hour with the RV park technicians trying to get the cable up and running.  Doug finally diagnosed the problem as their booster amplifier which was later confirmed by the technician.  No such…

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By Laura Tipple

Dawson City to Tok – July 17

Up early for a tour of an active gold mine.  Same tour guide as the dredge, apparently after completing the dredge guide tour he went to Gerties and dealt cards until 2:30am.  Oh to be young again and able to stay our all night and then go to work.  We got a close up view…

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By Laura Tipple

Dawson City – July 16

Took a ride on a historic paddlewheeler that used to move people and goods up and down the Yukon river.   Klondike Paddlewheeler   Of course I had to drive the boat! Next it was off to see what was the largest dredge in North America.  Dredges were used to scoop up loose gravel just…

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By Laura Tipple

Dawson City – July 15

After a very long journey of 532 km, we arrived in Dawson City.  We did stop at the Moose Creek Lodge for a bite to eat and a stretch of the legs.  It was hard driving.   Parked the RV and headed straight to the Parks Canada walking tour. It was quite excellent and we…

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By Laura Tipple

Whitehorse – July 14

We drove up the scenic highway across the river valley from our train trip the day before.  We could see the train from our vantage point.  Just before crossing into Canada, we saw the historic steam train that we had taken a photo of in downtown Skagway.  Got through customs without incident even though we…

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By Laura Tipple

Skagway Day 2 – July 13

Today we went on a three hour train ride up the White Pass on the historic railroad. A great tour narrated with the highlights along the way.  Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, a designation shared with the Panama Canal, the Eiffel…

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By Laura Tipple

Skagway – July 12

We caught the 7:30 ferry and finally got smart about booking a cabin. We got a stern cabin with picture windows and a table. I immediately claimed the bed providing a great view of the cliffs that we were quite close to. Doug had a nap. We rested for a few hours and then had…

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By Laura Tipple

Juneau Day 2 – July 11

In the 1870’s Georg Pilz, a mining engineer from Sitka, offered a reward to anyone that could lead him to gold-bearing ore.  Chief Kowee, of the Auk Tlingit tribe, arrived with ore samples from Gastineau channel.  Pilz enticed prospectors Richard T. Harris and Joseph Juneau to investigate.  The pair reached Gatineau Channel in August 1880…

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By Laura Tipple

Juneau

Juneau – July 10,2017 We arrived in Juneau at 3:45am, headed to Mendenhall campground, plugged in and went to sleep in the pouring rain.  Got up at 10 and headed downtown.  We managed to squeeze into a street parking space.  We walked over to the civic centre where the visitor’s centre was said to be…

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By Laura Tipple

Road To Nowhere

Road to nowhere – July 9   The ferry for Juneau did not leave until 7:30pm so we had most of the day to poke around Petersburg.  Larry pulled put a secret map and pointed out some “not to be missed spots”.  We headed into town hoping to pop by the library so that I…

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