A Travellerspoint blog

September 2012

Yukon Territory Jeep Adventure

We took a tour from Sagway: Yukon Jeep Adventure, with 2 couples in each 4- wheel drive jeep, we caravanned with our guide in the front jeep. The jeeps had an interactive 2-way radio system That allowed us to communicate with the guide and he kept us entertained with stories about the area. Jim drove the first half of the trip, mostly because I couldn't get in the back seat of the jeep! It was pretty comical! We traveled the Klondike Highway through some scenery.

Jack London, who came up from San Francisco with the first wave in the fall of ‘97 said it best: “The horses died like mosquitoes in the first frost and from Skagway to Bennett they rotted in heaps; they died at the rocks, they were poisoned at the summit, and they starved at the lakes; they fell off the trail, what there was of it, and they went through it, in the river they drowned under their loads or were smashed to pieces against the boulders; they snapped their legs in the crevices and broke their backs falling backwards with their packs; in the sloughs they sank from sight and were smothered in the slime; and they were disemboweled in the bogs where corduroy logs turned end up in the mud—men shot them, worked them to death and when they were gone went back to the beach and bought more. Some did not bother to shoot them, stripping the saddles off and the shoes and leaving them where they fell. Their hearts turned to stone—those that did not break—and they became beasts, the men on the Dead Horse Trail.”**

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Carcross Desert Sign

Carcross Desert Sign

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Look out for the Bears!

I was so excited to see the bears, real live bears, in the wild! Well, not exactly in the wild, but they crossed the road in front of our tour van! I was sitting on the left side in the back of the van so Jim got the best video!

Walked across the road in front of our van.

Walked across the road in front of our van.


Come on, Guys! Hurry Up!

Come on, Guys! Hurry Up!


Follow your momma!

Follow your momma!

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