2017/19: Cycling from Carcross to Whitehorse

  Stage 2017/19 [A062]
Carcross - Whitehorse  (Klondike Highway, Alaska Highway)
46 mi / 74 km
650 Hm (garmin edge 1000)







Cycling from Smithers, British Columbia to Whitehorse, Yukon   

Stage from Tagish to Carcross following Klondike Highway.

Carcross Desert
After a few minutes we pass the Carcross Desert again, the so-called smallest desert in the world. Today it feels like the coldest desert in the world.  
Carcross - Whitehorse by bicycle
The rest of the day we follow the Klondike Highway northbound. 
Carcross - Whitehorse by bicycle.
Roughly 12 mi / 20 km south of Whitehorse the Klondike Highway joins the Alaska Highway.   
Carcross - Whitehorse by bicycle
South from Whitehorse we make a short stop at Miles Canyon. Here the Yukon River makes its way through lava rock. There used to be tough rapids whose white spray was reminiscent of the mane of white horses - hence the name Whitehorse.  
Miles Canyon
Looking back to Miles Canyon.    
Mit dem Fahrrad über den Alaska Highway. Etappe Tagish - Carcross.
Entrance to Whitehorse, our finish line: behind us there are lonely highway, countless encounters with bears and a memorable hailstorm.
Cycling from Smithers, BC to Whitehorse, Yukon.
Photo stop at the Klondike steamship built in 1937. The ship was on duty sailing the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson City during the gold rush. With the completion of a land connection to Dawson City, demand went down and shipping traffic ceased. Today the ship rests on the banks of the Yukon River and has become a symbol of the city.  
Cycling from Smithers, BC to Whitehorse, Yukon.
In Whitehorse we follow the cycling path (the first cycling path for ages) along the Yukon River into the center.