We woke up at 5am to get an early start with our day. We went up to the Elephant Rock lookoff at 221 km up the Dempster Highway and worked our way back, with Jeff fishing and me taking photos, exploring, and for the first time, submerging my GoPro camera!

Jeff was fishing for grayling in this river, but this little immature Dolly Varden (I think) fish was so interested in the GoPro! He kept coming back for his action shot 🙂

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Fog lying low on the Ogilvie River this morning. About 11C @ 9am.

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Bald eagle
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Avalanche area!
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Bald eagle drying his wings. Or flashing his fans.

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The Dempster is such a different world in July! First, well the snow is almost all gone. The vegetation is so green and lush. There are also way more vehicles on the road. Well, still nothing by normal standards, but noticeably more tourists and license plates from outside the territory.

We saw countless rabbits on our drive today. Also  5 or 6 foxes, 3 moose, and no bears!

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Jeff with his first grayling of 2016

There was a moose in Two Moose Lake! She was dunking her head and eating plants off the bottom. She didn’t seem to mind us watching. I could have stayed all day!

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Hee hee wet moose are funny looking

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Lisa

Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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