Some of you know that Yukon has a desert. Just a small one; you might not notice if you didn't look carefully. Just the way the wind blows and the mountains shelter it, means it doesn't get much rain. It isn't a protected area or anything, so the locals drive on it. I'm kind of amazed there's any vegetation left on it at all.
The last couple times I was here I wandered along the right hand side of the bowl. This time I decided to head across to the left side, and see what the view that way was. I thought the side of the mountain might be photogenic.
I still wasn't well, and had to stop several times along the way to catch my breath and rest a bit. Walking uphill on soft sand is tough.
2. Sort of off to the right from where we parked.
3. Sort of straight across.
5. I was headed a bit to the left of this, as it turns out.
6. The outward view from there. Not as photogenic as I had hoped.
9. Another view down the valley towards the town of Carcross.
10. Our van, off in the distance. Going down is much easier than going up.
11. Along the way was this bit of fireweed. There was a bit of nice light on it as I walked up and saw the photo, and it went away seconds before I clicked the shutter.
14. Some of the local art. You might think it odd that an orca would be part of the art near a desert, but this is also really close to the ocean. It's only 100 Km or so to Skagway.
15. If you should ever happen to be in Carcross, stop in that little shop on the left. Get an Americano. It is amazing. Easily the best coffee I had during the entire trip. The treats are awesome as well.
16. This is a sad story. They were rebuilding this steam boat as a tourist attraction, and it burned before they installed the fire suppression system.
I didn't stroll around much, having been here twice before. More of the shops were open, so I cruised those.
Of the Day
Landscape, Red Deer River valley
Working on the design of the moon rocket.
We think this was the local doctor's house, deserted on the bald prairie. Acros II.