Alaska 2018: Days 2-3 (3 of 12)

This is the 3rd of an 11-part series. Click for the Prior and Next entries.

Whitehorse Railroad

We spent 2 days in Whitehorse. We got a rental car and hit the vistor center, which was informative and well-staffed.

We drove N out of town to Bean North Coffee and the Takhini Hot Springs, geothermally heated outdoor public pools.

Your Stalwart Travelers at Bean North Coffee
Beaver dam along the Yukon

We lunched at Whiskey Jack’s and met Dave, a local retired US Air Force who moved to Yukon decades ago.

Captain Ken took us out on his boat for a 3-hour tour of the Yukon river. We saw bald eagle, beaver, beaver dams and other sights.

We ate dinner at Klondike Rib & Salmon, a local joint with long lines but good food & service.

Next day, we hiked Fish Lake, which is a long drive on dirt roads out of town. We would not have found it except for the detailed directions from the visitor center.

We met a squirrel at Fish Lake

We re-visited the Takhini Hot Springs and lunched again at Whiskey Jack’s. Dave and I had dinner again at Klondike Rib & Salmon and in the evening, I filed our EAPIS and called US Customs to arrive in Northway, AK the next day.