We had a slight delay today – a flat tire. Luckily it was a slow leak so we made it to the big town of Whitehorse. We had to wait for 4 hours so we did some unplanned stops. The first was to see the SS Klondike a steamboat that carried freight along the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City from 1937 – 1950. Due to the ice, the boat was only able to make deliveries about 5 months a year. Leslie could not imagine living anywhere where you had to wait 7 months for the ice to melt so you could get things delivered to you. The next four pictures are from Miles Canyon. The water is a beautiful deep turquoise. During the Gold Rush, hundreds of boats carrying supplies were lost in this canyon. A dam constructed to provide power to Whitehorse has tamed the water quite a bit. The bridge in the background was built in 1922 and named after Robert Lowe who came to the Yukon in 1899 and had mining interests in the area. We ended the day camping on the shores of beautiful Lake Kluane in Destruction Bay. We got to enjoy the beautiful water for a very long time as the sun does not go down until the wee hours of the morning.
July 14th, 2015 – Teslin to Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory – Canada