A 2fer in Whitehorse, YT!

Family and friends, did you miss us?   

We took two brilliant days in Whitehorse to stay with friends (who really feel like family) and decided to sum up the experience all together.
  

Gosh! The friggen’ mosquitoes were so bad at our campsite in Nugget City!  Thankfully Alex had brought along a bad smell that kept the mosquitoes somewhat at bay (a butane mosquito incense – Alex doesn’t smell bad even when camping!).

Early the next morning I spread all the breakfast stuff out and then escaped camp on my bicycle! Sleepy Alex was left to clean up, pack up, and meet me 100km later.  And it was a BEAUTIFUL day for a cycle and a drive into Whitehorse, YK.

 Entering into the promised land.

Entering into the promised land.

Whitehorse is a clean, organic and culturally rich city.  The native influence encourages all kinds of traditional and new art and recipes from the land.  Cyclists, runners, paddlers and dog walkers are everywhere!  Whitehorse: a rich city of culture, coffee, beer and activity!

 Our wonderful Whitehorse hosts!

Our wonderful Whitehorse hosts!

What we experienced here were three amazing hosts (Hector, Miche and their wise dog Bella) who delighted us with wilderness stories, history, a fluffy bed and fluffy milk, moose ribs, Hector-blend-granola, and exciting travel suggestions.   

After one particular consultation with our hosts, Alex and I took our second day to explore the city of Whitehorse and spend time outdoors hiking and swimming.  We put our four wheels to good use as we drove far up Grey Mountain before beginning our hike.  Afterwards a cool swim was necessary so we found ourselves jumping into the middle of Long Lake (which was surprisingly warmer than freezing cold).