Sunday, June 24, 2007

Klondike Highway
Another Delicious Layer of a Multi-layer Cake
The drive from Whitehorse to Skagway on the Klondike Highway was something of a surprise. It is as if the Cassiar Highway is the cake and the Klondike Highway was the frosting. The trip isn’t over so I fear that an analogy at this point may be a bit premature as I’m certain that the Dempster highway will prove to be the final topping and the others will only prove to be the delicious layers in between.
It is hard to find fault with this country, its natural beauty takes over one like nothing I’ve ever seen. There are challenging mountains in every direction topped with snow and or glaciers. The deep valley gorges and the numerous cascading falls are awe inspiring. Then there are the lakes… a paddlers dream come true. In the world we’ve become accustomed to, cities, people, smog, traffic, politics, rules, lines, schedules… it is hard to imagine that such a place exists... and yet here it is.
These pictures only provide a hint of what we saw. The experience was much grander.
The visitor center in Whitehorse told us it was only a 2 hour drive to Skagway via the Klondike highway. took us two days.