Travel Blogs from Whitehorse
... Volcano. Isabela provides habitat for five subspecies of giant tortoise.
AM: Las Tintoreras- This is the best place to see marine life in the area, a handful of ragged, black lava grottoes poking out of the sea. From a natural dock the trail leads past scuttling marine iguanas up to a lagoon and a narrow channel, where the view allows you to see the sleek shapes of white-tipped reef sharks cruising back and forth. (Dry landing)
PM: Sierra Negra ...
When we got to Toad River, it was raining and it had been a pretty boring day on the Alaska Highway. When we woke the next morning and saw our surroundings, we were amazed. We were right by the Toad River with a beautiful snow-capped mountain. We do not know if the snow was fresh but it certainly looked like it was as it had rained all night and got down to 34 degrees.
It took us another day and a half to get ...
... br> right now. Their area is electrified to keep them in--so is the Lynx
The Caribou foal was nursing when
we arrived but came over to see us. The Mom and Dad ignored
Mostof the Mountain Sheep were
grazing high up on the cliff.
We didn't get to see any moose; they were hiding in the farthest corner away from ...
... logs on the forest flour are evidence of a fire more than 100 years ago. This evidence is here because the cool, semi-arid climate and short summers of the north slow decomposition and growth. Fire renews growth by getting rid of dense and older growth that block the sunlight and by creating good environmental conditions for both plants and animals. Patches of burned ...
... temperature was still ten degrees, we stopped for coffee and tea, and decided that a piece of bumble berry pie might heat us up! It didn't, but it sure was good! While there Barb found a new inanimate flower power friend.
A few miles down the road we visited Ranchera Falls which were wildly beautiful.
It wasn't until a few hours later when we rode into Whitehorse that the temperature had warmed ...