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On Highway 2 between Skagway and Whitehorse
Though it amazing to see Alaska and the landscapes are truly beautiful, there's something that no Canadian ever takes for granted - going back to Canada after being out of the country. The drive from Skagway to Whitehorse was one of the most physically beautiful drives we experienced. Maybe because we were so surprised at the sheer beauty, the colour of the water, the gorgeous mountains and the lone highways that stretch into the distance for miles. Some noteable places were Emerald Lake and Bove Island. At one point you'll pass by something strange that looks like a desert. And it is! The world's smallest desert will appear on the side of the road only for a few seconds, leaving you dazed and confused.
On Highway 2 between Skagway and Whitehorse
It's a great feeling to be driving, see a beautiful and just be able to pull over as many times as you want to soak up the view and take a few great pictures. The highway was practically empty and it felt like we had the whole road to ourselves.

As soon as we crossed the border, we saw a grizzly bear on the side of the water. Surprisingly big, it stood still as a couple cars rolled by a little slower than normal. One car was stopped beside it and had it's windows open and I could see hands holding cameras sticking out and taking pictures... it didn't seem like the best idea as they were actually very close.

We got into Whitehorse adn made our way to the Robert Service Campground. It's a very quaint and nicely set up campground that has only tent sites, so you don't have big areas lined with RVs and it's much more intimate. It's in a great location, has showers and dishwashing areas. The office also sells ice cream and some bakery items.

It was still early, and we wanted to get used to the long daylight hours, so we headed into Whitehorse to explore a little and walk around. The visitor centre in Whitehorse is well presented and right by the Yukon River. If you walk down the Yukon River, you'll eventually get back to the Robert Service Campground, and is a great walk.

For dinner, we rocked the salad-in-a-bag and added about two cans of beans to our mexican mix. Wonderfully delightful, and the evening was finished off with several rounds of Big 2. Another staple activity on our trip.
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