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Day 35 - Travel to Carmacks, YT

Today was another one of those 'in and out of the rain' days.

The sun never did peek through the clouds, but it did stop raining long enough for us to see some of the mountain ranges we passed through. Now we are starting to see the treeline which usually indicates atitudes over 8,000 feet.

The first large lake we encountered was Marsh Lake.
Beautiful Marsh Lake is part of the Yukon River system and is about 20 miles long. It is a popular recreation area for Whitehorse residents.

Many of us stopped in Whitehorse to have lunch, do some shopping, and/or sightseeing. However, some of us ended up in The Real Canadian Superstore parking lot where we met George,the owner of Glass Magnum.

George's specialty? Repairing chipped and cracked windshields. Here he's repairing Jan's windshield the first time. Jan had just left the parking lot, and was 10 minutes out of town when he got a new large stone chip and had to return for yet another windshield repair. Talk about a repeat customer!

The Real Canadian Superstone is a like a grocery store on steroids!

We were all hoping we were would be traveling on paved roads all the way to Dawson City, but alas, it was not to be. Here we are being led by a Pilot Car through about five miles of repair work.

The rain picked up again as we were approaching Carmacks.

The beautiful Carmacks sign was designed by three male artists and constructed by members of Little Salmon First Natives.

Our campground is across the road from the Yukon River.

The bridge over the Yukon River at Carmacks is the only highway crossing between Whitehorse and Dawson City.

After the rain stopped, people started to come out to play...

and it didn't take long until we had a quorum.

Bill was wearing his new rubber boots and he just had to test them out by splashing in the puddles!
(Clare Candelori)

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