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17 travelers at this place:

  • Day27


    July 26 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Vor Carcross gibt es eine schöne Hängebrücke und ein Info-Center über Leben und Arbeiten im früheren Yukon.
    Carcross selber ist ein bunter, kleiner historischer Ort, in dem die Zeit anscheinend stehen geblieben ist.
    Hinter Carcross kommen wir noch in die Carcross-Desert, die kleinste Wüste der Welt! In Kanada😄Read more

  • Day141


    September 18 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 7 °C

    Today I set off in the car with my destination of Skagway, Alaska. My first stop along the way took me to Carcross, about an hour away from Whitehorse. It’s a very small village but there’s still a few things to see. The first, Carcross Desert - the smallest desert in the world! Well, it’s not officially a desert...the sand once lay at the bottom of a glacial lake. I went into the visitor centre, grabbed a coffee and took a wander around Carcross Commons before anther 2 hours in the car to Skagway. Also along the way was Emerald Lake, another of Canada’s many beautiful lakes!Read more

  • Day8


    August 20, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Carcross is a Tlingit town, full of artisans. It's a real frontier style town with no frills. Situated on Lake Bennett which flows into the Yukon River, this town was a hub in the gold rush days. It was here that the miners who had trekked up the White Pass would wait by the frozen lake waiting for the ice to break up. That was the signal that the rivers would be navigable to the goldfields further inland.

    It's essentially now a town where the first peoples live and create their unique arts and crafts. They are the Tlingit. We stop at Carcross going and coming. It's an interesting little town. Homes are small and many are shot cabins ie if you stand inside the front door and fire a shot at the back wall, they are so small it is said that the damage to the exterior wall would be minimal!

    The town sits astride 2 lakes. Lake Bennett and Lake Nares. The shortest river in Alaska, Nares River, joins the 2 lakes between the rail bridge and the road bridge. Depending on the water levels in the lakes, the river flows both ways.

    The name Carcross is short for caribou crossing - an activity which happens twice a year.
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  • Day11

    Yukon Trail to Carcross

    June 10, 2014 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    We took a bus trip from Skagway to Caribou Crossing, Yukon Territory. Guide: Anna. At 9:10 am took photo in Tormented Valley, British Columbia. At 9:45 am photographed Tutshi Lake, about 30 mi. long. There is a legend of a monster in this lake, which is at the same latitude as Loch Ness in Scotland. At 10:05 am photographed Tagish Lake (name means "fish trap" in local native dialect). At 10:25 am photo of Bove Island with Glenda's camera. Guide told story of Queen Victoria's visit. All undesirables in Carcross were rounded up and made to spend the week in a tent city on Bove Island. At 11 am we photographed Emerald Lake. We had barbecue chicken at Caribou Crossing, and happened to sit with a whole table of Australians from the Holland America ship Zuiderdam. We toured the little natural history museum, and then Anna drove us into the town of Carcross.Read more

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Carcross, 卡克罗斯

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