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  • Day52

    Conrad Campsite

    July 8, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    We arrived at our campsite in the evening. The Conrad campsite is the newest of the government campsites and the last campsite before entering B.C. on the road to Skagway. The site is beautiful and we were not bothered by mosquitoes! Most probably because it is very windy! Of course had we thought about it we could have figured it out as the campsite is on a part of Tagish Lake known as Windy Arm. It lived up to its name.Read more

  • Day53

    Conrad a mining ghost town

    July 9, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    A short walk from our campsite is the old mining town of Conrad, named after John Conrad. Mr Conrad originally wanted his Windy Arm district silver mines to be the best and so built a state-of-the-art mill to accommodate that dream. The site has been designated as a Historical Site by the Yukon Government. There are not many buildings left standing but the few that are, while they are not being restored; steps have been taken to halt or at least slow down further deterioration. As we walked along the old road and then along trails in the forest, we were able to find evidence of buildings, old tramway towers and various pieces of equipment left behind. Looking up the mountain slope you can also see further evidence of mining activity. The good folks of Carcross have capitalized on the left over mining roads, tramway lines and traditional trails and have created a vast network of hiking and mountain biking trails in and around the Carcross area. The trail intensities range from easy to extremely challenging.Read more

  • Day54


    July 10, 2018 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Carcross is a very picturesque town with a year round population of about 500 people. The name Carcross comes from the older original name of Caribou Crossing. It is situated on the narrow Natasaheen River between Bennett Lake and Nares Lake and was a natural crossing point for the herds of Woodland Caribou to cross at during their seasonal movements. One of the unique features of the area is the “Carcross Desert”. It is not really a desert as it is not dry enough to be classified as a true desert, instead it is an area of extensive sand dunes blown in from Bennett Lake. The sand originates from Watson River which runs into Bennett Lake and deposits the sand and silt into the lake. When the water levels are low, the winds then blow the sand up and onto the dunesRead more

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