On to Dawson City and the Klondike Mining District. This was the goal of the ’98 rush through Skagway. There is much evidence of the mining history and the continuing search for gold. I’ll make a post on that soon, but here are some pictures of the route and the town.
A view from the Top Of The World Highway between Chicken and Dawson City.
Caribou crossed the road and joined a larger group, too far away for my camera.
The US side of the border with Canada along the highway.
Lack of a bridge across the Yukon River requires a trip on this free ferry. Tourist paddle wheeler in the background.
View of the Yukon River and Dawson City from Midnight Dome.
A reproduction of Jack London’s cabin, using some of the original logs. Most of the original stuff is in Oakland, CA, where the money to retrieve it came from. (See Jack London Square.)
Some of the old buildings are repaired or restored and in use. Some are left to sink into the permafrost.
Another abandoned building.
Walking through town, it is hard to tell restored historic buildings from current open stores.
Picture from an informational plaque showing how the area looked after mining.
Here is second growth, covering much of the damage.
Maxine panning at a claim open to the public.