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First stop for the day, WalMart.  We made our way to WalMart to stock up on supplies that had diminished during our days in Alaska since Anchorage.  Then it was off to the grocery store to replenish the larder.  Even though the smaller towns in Alaska have food stores, they do not have the variety that the larger urban stores have. 

After taking all the supplies back to the trailer and getting some lunch, we went exploring the Whitehorse area.  First stop was Miles Canyon on the Yukon River.  Before the dam and hydroelectric plant was built this area of the river had very strong rapids and was one of the hardest places for the prospectors of 1898 to navigate on their way to Dawson City.  We crossed over the Yukon on the suspension bridge and walked along the trail for a bit.

After leaving Miles Canyon we visited the Old Log Church Museum.  The leaders from this church were active missionaries to the prospectors and natives in the area.

When the dam was built it blocked the river for the salmon that needed to return to the area to spawn.  Thus the longest wooden fish ladder was built to accommodate the fish on their return from the sea. 

Then it was back to the trailer for dinner and some picture printing.

Tomorrow will again find us exploring the area.

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Whiethorse sign
Whiethorse sign
Miles Canyon on the Yukon River
Miles Canyon on the Yukon River
Looking up the Yukon River
Looking up the Yukon River
Looking down the Yukon River
Looking down the Yukon River
Footbridge across the Yukon River
Footbridge across the Yukon River
Old Log Church
Old Log Church
Alter inside the Old Log Church
Alter inside the Old Log Church
Longest wooden fish ladder
Longest wooden fish ladder
Large copper nugget
Large copper nugget
Whitehorse
photo by: silan