Dad is visiting! He came up to the Yukon to catch the fall colours on the Dempster. Here are some of the highlights so far:

Diamond Tooth Gerties:

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Travelling the backroads:

We took a day long tour around the Hunker, Sulphur, and Quartz Creek back roads, looking at mining operations, abandoned cabins, scenic views, and abandoned dredges. Some pics:

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Old gold mining shaft – miners would burn down through the permafrost all winter in search of pay dirt gravels below. This shaft was found buried and was moved to the edge of the road so people could see how it was once done.

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We found 4 or 5 old abandoned dredges. The super sad part is someone is dismantling them so the next generation will never know what it is like to stumble on one of these old giants.

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What’s left of the outhouse.

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Inside old cabin, lots of old newspapers around, must have been used as insulation.

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All day there was a rainbow around the sun.

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He’ll go anywhere to get a photo of a dredge.

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Bear poop

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Wooden cross (and grave?) on King Solomon’s Dome.

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Selfie with a dredge