Scenes from the Upper Yukon on 8-9 July 2001

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Sunday July 8 - Day 4: Dawson City 

Board a Holland America deluxe motorcoach and roll along in comfort over the Klondike Highway to Dawson City, site of the most incredible gold rush the world has ever known. If you have the urge tonight, bet a bunch at Diamond Tooth Gerties, it's legal in the Yukon. 


Monday July 9 - Day 5: Dawson City, Yukon River Cruise, Eagle, Tok 

A brief tour will show you the town and the gold fields as you transfer to our own mv Yukon Queen II for a cruise down the "River of Gold." You are "inside" now, cruising through a wilderness where the nearest road is miles away, where the ghosts of miners past still inhabit the sandy shores of the river. See an Athabascan Indian village, an abandoned mining town, and perhaps a moose swimming across the river. Disembark in Eagle and travel over the scenic Taylor Highway to Tok for a night in the dog- mushing capital of Alaska. 
(The Yukon Queen wasn't working that day because the engines had gotten clogged with silt.  Instead, we took a motorcoach over the Top of the World Highway, then Taylor Highway to Tok.)

 

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Sunday 8 July -- Klondike Highway to Dawson

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Rest Stop

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Problems with Motorcoach

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John Repairs the Motorcoach!

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Back on the Road

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Klondike Highway

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Lunch Stop

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Burn Area

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Minto

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Minto

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Moose Creek

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Moose Creek

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Klondike Highway

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Fireweed

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Tailings

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Downtown Hotel in Dawson

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Other Half of Downtown Hotel

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Sourdough Saloon

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Dawson

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Dawson

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Dawson

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Monday 9 July -- Plowing the Street

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Tour 11

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Tour Director Blake & Coach Driver Jeff

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New Coach Driver Don

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Ferry Crossing

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Ferry Crossing

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Crossing the River

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Ferry Crossing

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Back Toward Dawson

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On the Road

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Top of the World Highway

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Top of the World Highway

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Rest Stop

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Rest Stop

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Rest Stop

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Across the Road

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Back on the Road

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Alpine Meadow (Lunch Stop)

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Sweetpea

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Sweetpea

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Sweetpea

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Northern Cotton

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Sweetpea

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Alpine Meadow

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Alpine Meadow

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Sweetpea

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Alpine Meadow

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On Taylor Highway (?)

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Gold Mining

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Gold Mining

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Wooden Gold Dredge

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Chicken

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Chicken

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Gold Dredge

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Taylor Highway

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Burnt Paw (In Tok)

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Dog Mushing Demo

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Dog Mushing Demo

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