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Fairbanks

Back in the States

sunny 28 °C

DSC_0174.jpgDSC_0159.jpgDSC_0051.jpgAnother boarder crossing after flying International again from Dawson City (gravel strip) to Fairbanks in a 737-200C. Chartered flight and only quarter full. (see security photo)
Dawson was a great town. Very historic buildings, gravel streets and wooden sidewalks (because of the slumping due to the permafrost) Saw some of the Gold Rush guys in town and Tony's mine. The Yukon gold panning champs where on as well which was great to watch. Unfortunately, the curling club had the week off. Held a $40,000 bar of gold which a guy was handing around on the sidewalk (tempting)
There are wild fires around the region as normal this time of year which is effecting visibility a lot today and the smell is very strong.
Off to play miner tomorrow on a gold dredge and panning after. Get to keep what we find (somehow don't think it will be enough to give up work).
Been trying to eat as much local food as possible. Elk, Bisson, Hallibut, Cod, reindeer, wolverine etc. Piked on kissing the human toe though (long story)

Posted by young_murphy 14:43 Archived in USA Tagged alaska yukon dawson

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Pictures of Dawson looked amazing, main street view looked like Dante's Peak movie in the background....
Sounds like the trip of a lifetime, enjoy!

by PJ

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