We arrived home late Tuesday night. We had a simply amazing trip. I took thousands of pictures. I don't know how to post just a few. I will post more - but this is just a sample.
This is the RV - All nice and shiny clean at the beginning of the trip. By the end of the 1400 kms along the gravel and dirt Dempster "highway" it was covered in mud.
Day one -- arrival at Tombstone Park - about KM 78 along the highway. It is just a beautiful place. Much like the beauty of Death Valley. The fall colours are alive.
More of the beauty of Tombstone. So amazing at this time of year -- very soon it will be a thick blanket of snow for many months.
This the view at the Arctic Circle!!!
We made it to Inuvik - it is such a site to see the Mackenzie River - it is so huge! It was an amazing trip. We drove about 3700 kms north to Inuvik. Altogether we drove over 7000 kms in the past 17 days. Such an adventure!! It is hard to explain what the trip was really like.
The drive to Whitehorse - up the Stewart-Cassiar Highway was beautiful - there are fabulous mountains and lakes all along the way. Whitehorse is so far north - 2400 kms north of Vancouver - and then to get the RV and drive more north - past all these very tiny little Yukon towns - of 300 -400 - 130 people -- Carmacks, Stewarts Crossing, Pelly Crossing -- Up the Klondike Highway - 600 km to Dawson City and then more north -- turning on to the Dempster highway - 734 km with only a couple of small towns along the way -- Eagle Plains --just a gas station and a hotel , Fort MacPherson- where the Lost Patrol are buried -- and finally Inuvik. Driving along a very long dirt/gravel road for miles and mile and not seeing a single other vehicle. We saw a Grizzly bear wandering through the Tundra - a few Cariboo. The history of the area is everywhere - it is so desolate and you wonder why anyone would live there - and then it is so beautiful - you know the answer.
Now - back to real life.... I have been busy with my guild's quilt show today - back to work tomorrow and a very busy weekend with the quilt show. I do hope to post a few more pictures. It is so hard to chose just a few from the many!!