Killing Time in Dawson City
With the repairs done on the Prius, life has become a little more bearable here in Dawson City, at least now I can get out and explore a little and thus relieve the extreme boredom of the past two weeks. The weather has been quite nice during my stay here with only a little rain and several glorious autumn days, but I am starting to feel the cold weather closing in, with heavy frost on the car each morning and temps dropping below freezing almost every night now.
I am still waiting for my Pressure Pro Tire Monitoring System to arrive. Even though I have towed my motorcycle trailer or the Prius behind this motorhome for almost 70,000 miles now without a TPMS, because of this incident, I now am leery of moving until I get this system installed. Today was the day the system was scheduled for delivery but it did not show up. The folks in the RV Park office have scared me with tales of how it takes 3 – 5 weeks sometimes to get packages delivered up here, and I simply can’t wait that amount of time.
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I made another trip up to the dome late this morning and finally got the shot of the town, without the usual morning fog hiding it.
The autumn colors are starting to fade, but the islands in the river still have their aspen fringes showing.
On my way back down from the dome I took a dirt road that looked like it might lead to even higher ground than the dome. It eventually came out at an old fire tower, at a considerably higher elevation than the dome. In the image above, you can just see the road to the dome on the far right. A spectacular panoramic view from this location.
I took an afternoon trip out the Upper Bonanza Road to check out Dredge #4, a restored gold mining dredge that was the largest dredge deployed here in the Yukon. A very impressive piece of machinery indeed. But I was more interested in the colorful aspen and birch displays along this road.
Fall foliage here in the far north certainly can’t compare to autumn in New England as far as the range of colors go, but on a gorgeous blue sky day like today, the aspens and birches still put on a pretty decent show.
Sure am hoping my package comes in tomorrow and I can escape Dawson City. I am becoming desperate to start moving a little farther to the south to be sure I avoid all chances of snow at the higher elevations on the way home. As I drive by all the tailings ponds in the morning, it is a little ominous seeing them starting to ice over.
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