Winter is a magical place in the Yukon, and I’m so glad my Dad finally got to experience it, after so many summer visits.
He prepared for his trip for months. He bought a one piece insulated snowsuit, that fit nicely under his slightly too large Canada Goose parka he was given by his wife’s uncle. I remember him calling, asking about what socks he needed, wool, smart wool, something else?
He had winter boots, and an even bigger pair of Arctic boots.
He was ready for the -40’s.
When I picked him up from the airport, it was -39C, but then warmed up for most of his visit! Which was probably nicer for everything, so cars worked, bodies worked, ice fog lifted, etc. I mean.. it still wasn’t warm – mostly in the minus twenties.
I’m going to share a bunch of his photos here. I won’t adjust them much in Lightroom, that is for him, the artist, to do before he prepares a book of his photos.
However, I do hope you aren’t on dial-up, because I’m sharing over a hundred photos here!
After that picture, this spontaneously happened. Kudos to Dad for carrying cash in his parka so we could get refreshed.
West Dawson lookout
Photos from three different trips up to the lookout in West Dawson (across the Yukon River).
Similarly, we went up to the top of the Dome in a few different snow/light/weather conditions.
Up the Dempster Highway
What a great time! I love the winter here, but it wasn’t until I took a week off to explore it with my Dad that I realized I don’t fully experience it through my regular routine. I highly recommend a winter staycation!
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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