After a little pit stop in the charming and kitsch Dawson City the road turns south-east down the Klondike Loop following the Yukon River. The loop runs south towards the city of Whitehorse and this was the direction in which I traveled in 2011. But this time after visiting a little cabin at the Moose Creek Lodge two days ride south of Dawson, I turn left onto a 51km forest track to the Campbell Highway (past Tetchin Lake) which turns out to be a 500km avenue of trees and a very low traffic road that runs along some pretty lakes. Highly recommended ride and the camping is great which at the end of a day’s ride helps you forget the nasty little gradient climbs that these logging roads throw at you. 12 days later I’m in Watson Lake and the bottom of the Yukon ride: 1,800km from the start at the top of the Dempster Highway.
The Moose Creek Lodge. The last time I stayed in this cabin I was nine years younger. A lovely little restaurant out along the Klondike Loop.
Would have been the perfect stop to camp if it were not for the mosquitoes.
At last a moose.
93km Dawson City to Camping
65km Camping to Moose Creek Cabin
95km Moose Creek Cabin to Pelly Crossing
89km Pelly Crossing to Tatchun Lake camping
37km Tatchun Lake to Frenchman’s Lake Camping on backroad
82km Frenchman’s Lake Camping to Drury Creek Camping
82km Drury Creek Camping to Camping beyond Faro
85km Camping to Camping
78km Camping to lake-side camping
82km Lake-side camping to Frances Lake Camping
89km Frances Lake Camping to Simpson Lake camping
82km Simpson Lake camping to Watson Lake