Last week, the Yukon celebrated the discovery of gold. No gold for us, but we did make a few Yukon discoveries of our own.
- 1. Do not wash the car before driving the Dempster Highway.
Rain transforms the dust into
thick slimy goo that sticks to everything, then slides and oozes into the
crevices and cracks. Opening the doors became a challenge. (Listen; I can hear
Danae and Sarah laughing)
2. Grizzlies are afraid of black bears.
We watched a grizzly in the distance scaring the ravens away from his food. Suddenly a black bear charged over the rise, the grizzly ran, leaving the black bear to eat.
Luckily for us, the grizzly ran in our direction and posed for a picture.
3. The kick-off for the Discovery days in Dawson City included a gallery tour complete with wine and cheese served at each location.
4. We discovered that reading the word “gold” through a
window changes it to “blog”
7. A hike to Five Finger Rapids sounded great, we needed
the exercise. We discovered the longest staircase in the Yukon.
8. At the rapids we discovered some animals. A turtle and
a Hippo. (are we desperate to see more wildlife?)
9. We discovered that what goes down, must go up the
longest staircase in the Yukon. All 289 stairs.
10. John discovered that if you get up during the few hours of darkness, it is possible to see the Northern Lights in the summer. unfortunately, he did not wake me up and he did not take a picture.