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Warm-Up

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I’m now a week in Whitehorse, and I’m settled in quite well. Kiera is sitting next to whispering a “Hello, Dieter” in my ear while I try to capture some of the experiences of the past week. After I had some problems to setup the folding kayak due to a torn seam on the seat […]

Living remote

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“Welcome to an island”, that’s how Erin greeted me as she picked me up from the airport. At first I thought it was a joke. But Erin explained me while driving to her home, that a few days earlier floods and mudslides blocked all roads to Whitehorse. This was caused by a combination of relatively […]

Goodbye Whitehorse

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It’s time to say again goodbye. This time my thanks goes to Susanne who I met first time at Lake Bennett and had the pleasure to see her again in Carcross and Whitehorse. Thanks for the conversation and all the best for the next time. My thanks to Erin and Len and their lovely kids […]

S.S. Klondike

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This article is dedicated to my dad. Since he’s currently constructing and building his own steam engine I’m sure he would have  loved yesterday’s program. On Wednesday I had a look to the S.S. Klondike, a steam ship which ran between Whitehorse and Dawson City from 1937 to 1955. Steam power river transportation was an […]

After leaving Marsh Lake I was finally on the Yukon river. From here it was 46 km to Whitehorse and the original plan was to make this in 2 days. Erin and Len, whom I’ve met the day before at Marsh Campground had offered me help with the portage on the Whitehorse dam. Again I’ve […]

Stages

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Following the tracks of the stampeders and prospectors means to me to experience the spirit of the historical Klondike gold rush and to follow one of the primary routes to the desired gold fields. The destination, Dawson City, where the Klondike opens out into Yukon river, was founded 1897 during the legendary gold rush times […]