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Yukon See It Here: Staycation

A staycation for me, my wife and friends at Southern Lake Resorts. Snowshoeing along a beautiful trail.  

Dog Culture – Milo

A Yukon Mutt!In a lake, in the grass or lounging by  campfires, Milo loves it all. You can submit pet pics to What’s Up Yukon too.

Yukon’s Best Friend: Sundance

This is Sundance!“This one big enough mom? It’s kinda heavy.” Submit your Yukon dog photo to What’s Up Yukon too.

Yukon’s Best Friend Sally

Yukon’s Best Friend Sally

Yukon’s Best Friend Sally. The size of the stick has nothing on trudging through deep snow to get it! Submit your Yukon dog photo

Yukon’s Best Friend: Arrow

Yukon’s Best Friend: Arrow doesn’t let her small size stop her from showing off! Submit your Yukon dog photo too.

Yukon’s Best Friend: Yabby Doo

Yukon Dog Culture: Yabby Doo and her best friend play dress up. Submit your Yukon dog photo to What’s Up Yukon too.

Living With Wildlife – Steve Wilson Coyote on Fish Lake Road

I saw this very frosty looking Coyote on Fish Lake Road on January 4, 2020. It looks like snow sticks to Coyote fur at -30! Steve Wilson Camera: Nikon D7200 [box] We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera …

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Unspoken universal language

I released the cold brass doorknob and walked up a half-step into an invisible wall of ammonia, iodine, freezer-burned meat and brown-sauce stench so thick and acrid that my nose burned. The floor was shiny – impeccable – the kind that looks like tiny chips of coloured pebbles with flecks of dichroic gold. The clacking …

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Breakup

I spend breakup at Kathryn’s cabin, at Marsh Lake, about 60 clicks out of Whitehorse. I have given up the pottery studio. It was a mistake; it was too soon; it wasn’t the right time. So I drag “Fred”, my wheel, out with me. I try to throw pots on soft ground amid the conifers. …

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The Dempster adventure

In 2002, I embarked, with the love of my life, on a Yukon adventure I never experienced in the 29 years I lived here. Here, I confess, we were sort of living together without a “shack-up permit.” Wonder what happened to that great old tradition … progress? We decided to go to Dawson City. Right; …

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Suffer a new day

What an eccentric thing is the sky When at close of day it dances colours for my eyes. What beauty folds itself in swaddling clouds And wraps horizon in misted shrouds. Where stars turn course, and gaily gleam, Night creeps forth its shadowed seam. Where on high the moon does glow, Silent watchman, earth below. …

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