June 13, 2009 - The Klondike Highway
We drove about 2/3 of the way to Dawson City today on the Klondike Highway. It was rainy and overcast most of the day. We saw a Lynx right after we turned onto the Klondike Highway and a fox later in the morning. We stopped at Braeburn Lodge for one of their world famous cinnamon buns. One bun (or cinnamon roll) is big enough for 4 people! It will make a wonderful breakfast for a couple of mornings. This afternoon we stopped at Moose Creek Campground, a Yukon government campground adjacent to Moose Creek and the Stewart River. It is a really nice campground with nice wide roads and long, wide sites. But, we did find the mosquitoes everyone warned us about. They are huge and swarm you anytime you are outside. There are a lot of wild flowers blooming, especially lupine and roses.
We took the dogs for a short hike to Moose Creek between rain showers. Hopefully, the sun will shine tomorrow. We didn’t go too far because the mosquitoes were really bad and swarming on us and the dogs.