Very faint lights over Dawson.
I took some friends of mine down the Dempster highway yesterday to get a look at the autumn colours in Tombstone. This is only the beginning! Within a few days/week the colours will pop and be beds of red, yellow and orange. We did a little hike to Goldensides and snapped a group shot at the Tombstone look out.
Brooke & Holly, a couple of Dawson babes.
I booked a one way flight to Iceland on October 6. I’ll be driving back to Ontario mid September and then I’m taking off again for who knows how long. Although I love Dawson and I’ve been lucky to see so much in the past 3 months, this summer is nothing compared to last. There has been more downs then ups in my personal life so I’m really looking forward to a new adventure all by myself.
A little bit more of Alaska and the Yukon Territory.
Rebecca and I haven’t spent a lot of time together the past couple of weeks, with music fest wrapping up and between my 2 jobs and her late hours we decided to take some time for ourselves on Tuesday by strawberry picking and sipping back some ciders on the Yukon River. We biked to the bottom of the slide and found a few patches of strawberries and a couple of raspberries. We need to head back within the next 2 weeks because the 9th Ave. Trail will be bumping with some fruity goodness soon.
I can’t wait for blueberries!
Sherry and I headed to Chicken, Alaska for a little old lady day trip on Monday. After serving tourists for 2 summers it felt a little weird being one. We took a hour walking tour in the town of Chicken (you can see inside all the cabins) and heard about Tisha’s life teaching and raising 10 adopted children. We made it back through the border and took a stroll around what seemed similar to a tundra landscape (even though there were some trees, mountains and valleys), checking out inuksuks and caribou poop.
Freddie, Becca, Sherry and I took a short hike up to the Grizzly Lake look out point in Tombstone yesterday. The view was breathtaking, the silence was comforting and the weather was a little nuts! We watched the rain sweep all across the park and eventually make its way to us while we hiked back down. We stopped at the look out point for some lunch which consisted of surprise wasabi peas for me (vegan diet!), hummus, crackers, cheese, grapes, almonds and apples. We decided to hike a little further and crawled all around the rocks you see in these photos. Being the introverts the 4 of us are, my favourite part of the day was when we took some time together to sit quietly and really appreciate the view. We all stared off into Mount Monolith (the jagged mountains) unwilling to break the silence. Here is a map of Tombstone Territorial Park for your viewing pleasure.
Summer Solstice on the dome in Dawson City, too bad Dan always turns out to be a jerk.
I never wanted to find gold in Dawson City, I only wanted to find peace.
Canadian mountains for days.