Well this is a first for me; I have been too immersed in travelling to actively maintain the Virtual Hiker blog for months. I have been on the move practically every day since the end of May. At this point I will begin retroactive postings covering my travels around Yukon and Alaska, as well as my late July and early August travels around Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
On May 30th we left Montréal and drove to Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, arriving the next night in my hometown, Winnipeg, Manitoba where we prepared for the long journey ahead to Dawson City, Yukon. The trajectory from Winnipeg went through Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, then Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alberta before hitting Dawson Creek, British Columbia and the start of the Alaska Highway. After Dawson Creek, we hit a real gem, the Liard River Hotsprings, before crossing into and out of Yukon Territory and finally arriving in the capital, Whitehorse. There we spent two nights at the Robert Service Campground, an interesting little sociological experiment, and then drove the final six hours to Dawson City, which would be our home for the coming week.