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Somewhere between Whitehorse and Dawson City
Today we would drive from Whitehorse to Dawson City, about a 6 hour drive through the Yukon. A little after leaving the Whitehorse, we used the wonderful Mile Post to go a little out of the way to Mom's bakery to pick up a whole wheat Sourdough and visit Lake Laberge, of The Cremation of Sam McGee fame. How gold rush of us. It was a quick detour, but great to see... just cause.

On the road from Whitehorse to Dawson City, you'll see a few signs for giant cinnamon buns. Do not ignore. Stop immediately. Braeburn Lodge has some of the biggest cinnamon buns you've ever seen. We had heard stories of such cinnamon buns feeding four, and we went in with such confidence that that was a lie, of COURSE we would be able to finish one betwen three! We attempted the giant and delicious cinnamon bun, but failed to finish the whole thing between the three of us.
The camperbus!
Our downfall may have been Sam and Janelle also ordering a slightly oversized Reuban to go with their bun. "If anyone eats more of that cinnamon bun, I'm going to throw up." We left, sickeningly stuff, but completely satified, it's like we had just conquered Everest.

To make it a truly epic performance, we played "The Blood of Cuchulainn" (the theme from the Boondock Saints) as we pulled away from the Lodge. Epic.

We passed through Carmack's and Pelly's Crossing, and met a nice traveling couple when stopping at a viewpoint, and bonded over the ridiculousness of a Camperbus that had just passed by (coincidentally I saw a Camperbus in Vancouver in the late summer... perhaps the same one? How many Camperbuses are there in the Northwest?).
Dawson City at 11:30pm


Again, this drive composed of driving in 10 or 15 minute spurts before someone would say "I kind of want to take a picture" and we would pull off to the side of the road.

Dawson city, I just have to say, is so darn cute. It's a great little town, really in the middle of nowhere, filled with a surprising number of French Canadian young 20's working there for the summer. We stayed at the Dawson City River Hostel, located across the Yukon River, in West Dawson. A free car ferry runs back and forth so it's easy to get from the hostel to town and back any time of day. We checked into the hostel for the next few nights, set up our tent and made dinner (we ate our Sourdough with creamy tomato soup!) before heading back into town to walk around and discover. It was getting late and most stores would be closed, but the midnight sun was upon us, and we were going to take advantage.

It was about 11:30pm when we started to head back to the hostel and the sun was still shining bright.


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Somewhere between Whitehorse and D…
Somewhere between Whitehorse and …
The camperbus!
The camperbus!
Dawson City at 11:30pm
Dawson City at 11:30pm
Somewhere between Whitehorse and D…
Somewhere between Whitehorse and …
The car ferry that runs between Da…
The car ferry that runs between D…
Dawson City River Hostel
Dawson City River Hostel
The Yukon River from West Dawson
The Yukon River from West Dawson
Dawson
photo by: silan