Spirit Lake Wilderness Resort
Travel Blogs from Carcross
After our stay in Denali NP we headed to Fairbanks where we kayaked down the Chena River thru the downtown area and past some swanky modern homes that looked like they belonged in South Florida. We also toured Creamers field and dairy and learned the history of the only dairy farm to exist in the Alaskan North. Yhe field is a migratory stop for the Sandhill Cranes and other water fowl.
We also headed up North of Fairbanks on the Dalton Hwy hoping to see the ...
... the winged Virgin of Quito at its main altar. The city tour ends at a lookout point with a great view of Quito. Overnight Quito hotel.
Thursday, October 31: Arrive Galapagos - Baltra and Santa Cruz
AM: Morning departure for flight to Galapagos Islands.
Baltra is a military base where the airport is located. Here all passengers must pay the Galapagos Entrance Fee ($100 USD per person) upon their arrival in Galapagos. Guides and transport ...
Great weather again, hot and sunny. Had a brief stop in Carcross for fuel and snacks. Carcross, on the shores of Lake Bennett, was a major stopping place for the gold miners on their way to the Klondike gold fields. It was also a major stop for the White Pass and Yukon Railroad from 1900 to 1982, when the railroad ceased through ...
Snag Junction, YT to Carcross, YT via a stop in Whitehorse, YT--308 miles.
Campground: Montana Mt. RV Park, Carcross, Yukon
We had another several hours of rough road. Shortly after we started out this morning, I came across the following explanation in Milepost:
"According to Public Works Yukon, much of the soil along the north Alaska Highway is of glacial origin ...
... with some information about what happened to the man who cremated Sam McGee. Well, he survived the winter but come next July 1 there were so many mosquitoes around that he made himself at least 10 smudges to keep them away. Even that didn’t work so he ended up making a big fire and actually cremated himself!! His name likely didn’t ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed