Category Archives: Yukon Territory

State of Dust Tracks: 2014 Edition

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Dust Tracks was founded (in its current form) on 24 March 2011. At the time, we were still living in Alaska, gearing up for our move back to the American southeast. I wanted to reboot my blog before this major … Continue reading

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AK2FL One Year Later: Yukon

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Five photographs from Yukon one-year-after the cross-continent summer trip of 2011. These photographs were originally processed with Apple’s Aperture application and have been heavily edited with Snapseed on the iPad for this post. Original live-blog posts from summer 2011 can … Continue reading

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The June 2011 Drive from Alaska to Florida

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In June of 2011, I drove solo from Anchorage, Alaska to Mt. Dora, Florida, taking the long way and cutting south through Utah and Arizona before finally heading east. I drove 7221 miles in 15 days in my beloved 1998 … Continue reading

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Day 04 Begins, Mile 1290.3: To British Columbia Go We!

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03 June 2011 @ 8:54 pm PDT (1290.3 miles). Good morning and welcome to Day 04 of the drive from Alaska to Florida. According to the weather machine thing, it’s thirty-six degrees here in Watson Lake, Yukon, this morning. I … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 1290.3: Watson Lake, Yukon Territory

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02 June 2011 @ 7:00 pm PDT (1290.3 miles). I am in Watson Lake, Yukon for the night. It’s just north of the border from British Columbia and sets me up for the Liard River, Muncho Lake, and Stone Mountain … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 1225.5: Sphinx Mountain

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02 June 2011 @ 3:56 pm PDT (1225.5 miles). At one point, I was going to hit the U.S. and then turn east, then turn south toward Florida. Later it became a go-south and then turn east thing. The lure … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 1219.4: Rancheria River and the Cassiar Mountains

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02 June 2011 @ 3:25 pm PDT (1219.4 miles). I’m about 120 kilometers from Watson Lake (a “kilometer” is what Canadians use to measure road distance instead of miles, as do all those other fancy-pantsy Western nations — whatevs). Going … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 1129.1: Nisutlin Bay at Teslin, Yukon

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2 June 2011 @ 1:25 pm PDT (1129.1 miles). Ah, yes. Now I remember. Teslin is the tiny town we stayed in back in 2007, not Watson Lake. Watson Lake is the place with the license plate garden… And what … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 1095.9: Johnson’s Crossing at Teslin River

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02 June 2011 @ 12:19 pm PDT (1095.9.4 miles). The drive is going well, though I haven’t had much luck with light until now. The sky’s still overcast, but it’s lightening up a bit. Starting to see some contrast and … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 1011.4: Whitehorse, Starbucks, and the Joy of Connection

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2 June 2011 @ 09:22 am PDT (219.4 miles). So, this post will actually go live right when I finish composing it. This is just after I uploaded the past six posts or so, catching up. Indeed, a few observations … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 868.9: The Kluane Lake Knoll

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02 June 2011 @ 5:14 am PDT (868.9 miles). The Knoll!┬áThat didn’t take too long, did it? So, this little “island” is on the extreme southern end of Kluane Lake, just to the side of the Kluane National Park and … Continue reading

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Day 03, Mile 861.5 Kluane Lake, Day Three Begins

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02 June 2011 @ 4:58 am PDT (861.5 miles). Good morning! It’s 47 degrees outside and raining little specks of ice! I’m pressing forward after getting a few hours of sleep. Today’s goal is to cover distance — and lots … Continue reading

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Day 02, Mile 855.8: Congdon Creek Camping

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02 June 2011 @ 1:33 am PDT (855.8 miles). Technically it’s Day 03, but this is the endcap for Day 02. After pulling over for a little nap earlier, I kept pressing on, looking for a park or camp site. … Continue reading

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Day 02, Mile 746.1: Shakwak Trench and the Kluane Range

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01 June 2011 @ 9:01 pm PDT (746.1 miles). Okay, so customs took longer than expected. Not for me, though. Whoever was three cars ahead of me took about fifteen minutes. I took only about three. It was super easy. … Continue reading

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Day 02, Mile 707.3: The Yukon Border

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01 June 2011 @ 7:45 pm PDT (707.3 miles). Aha, 6:45 just magically became 7:45! Why? Because I’m in the Yukon, baby — and that means Pacific Daylight Time! I’m currently in some kind of DMZ between the U.S. and … Continue reading

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June 2011: The Plan

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On 01 June 2011, I leave Anchorage and begin my two and a half week road trip to Florida, where I’ll meet up with Mumpower and Kid A at my folks’ house in Lake County. They’re flying separately to Florida, … Continue reading

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