Got the good news in the past couple of days that the tour I lead to the Yukon and Alaska for Quest Nature Tours is booked up for this coming June. This, of course, means a trip to Whitehorse, Dawson City, Tok and Haines Junction. New for me this year is a ferry ride from Haines, AK to Skagway, AK along the Alaska Marine Highway. It’s often difficult to arrange the tour’s & ferry’s schedule: when I led the trip last year, we had to drive though Whitehorse to get to Skagway (where the photograph on the left was taken). This maritime addition is a great bonus–to get to Haines, we’ll be driving through what is described as some of the best Grizzly (Ursus arctos) country in North America.
Another bonus for this trip is our drive up to the arctic circle–we’re going to be there for the longest day of the year, when the sun just skims the horizon. How freakin’ cool is that?