Sunday, March 18, 2007


just north of Dawson is the amazing Dempster Highway, the only highway which leads to the Arctic Circle. it's gravel, not pavement, but at the moment it has a nice packed-down ice & snow surface and yesterday we headed up. these photos are from Tombstone Park, where the Arctic tundra begins--not even two hours from Dawson. though it seems so white & desolate, there are moose tracks everywhere, ravens flying past, and while we didn't see any caribou, we saw several lovely foxes--one, sunning himself outside his foxhole (this photo is shortly before he dove into his den...and yes, we politely stayed in the car & didn't get out to disturb him).

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