After enjoying our mid-winter get-away to Yellowknife two years ago, we decided to drive north to the Yukon last March. To many of our friends and family, this was just more 'winter madness' by the Knight's. Whatever you think, we had a GREAT trip. We saw another part of our great country that many never get to see, and during a season when many people head south to warm sunny beaches. While most people do not like winter or snow, we do. And, winter travel has some other benefits. There are few other tourists, no line-ups, and definitely no bugs!
|Alpine-glow, St. Elias Mountains, Kluane National Park, YT|
We traveled in our 2009 Toyota Tacoma and Four Wheel Camper. The winter roads were generally well maintained. If the weather forecast was marginal or poor, we stayed put or didn't venture far. We over-nighted in motels most of the time because it was difficult to find serviced pull-outs or camping areas with running water and toilets during the winter. Nevertheless, we did camp out half a dozen times and thoroughly enjoyed it, even with temperatures down to -28'C!!!
|Tacoma & Four Wheel Camper, Kathleen Lake, Kluane National Park, YT|
Based on the images, I'll let you decide whether or not we were entirely mad to travel north during the winter. We don't think that we were 'mad', but then assessments by the mad tend to be unreliable.
|Sunrise over the St. Elias Mountains, Kluane National Park, YT|