finished our stay in the Yukon by touring a Parks Canada National Historic Site
known as Dredge 4, the continent’s largest Gold Dredge. The first two photos show the 10 storey high dredge built in the early 20th century.
After viewing the Dredge we climbed the Midnight Dome road to this area overlooking the Yukon River and Dawson City. This is the location, where on June 21st, the locals and partiers go to see the sun come down to the horizon then rise again without setting. You can see quite a distance from this peak. The next picture shows our campground where we had stayed almost a week. The last photo is one of the small Yukon Ferry that takes vehicles across the Yukon River to begin a 14 km (9 mile) climb up from the river on the Top of the World Highway. Here the roads dramatically change to a narrow, mountaintop route. Where most mountain roads wind their way through the valleys, this highway is unique in that it moves mountain top to mountain top. The views are spectacular, the drop offs are straight down and the road is narrow, often unpaved and winding. The short spruce tree rows create "carpet ripples” in the valleys. The views are great but are difficult to capture in a photo (so we don’t have any).
Enjoy these and we’ll continue with the next section in Alaska.