Borie’s2017!. (away from home, day 11)

Borie’s2017. (away from home, day 11)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Sign Post Forest)

…pela manhã, ainda cedo, comprámos alguma gasolina e, antes de iniciar a viajam, passámos pelo “Sign Post Forest”, onde ontem colocámos uma placa com o nosso nome, assinalando a nossa passagem pelo Historico Alaska Highway!. (early in the morning we bought some gas, and before we started traveling, we passed “Sign Post Forest”, where yesterday we put a sign with our name, marking our passage through the Historic Alaska Highway)!

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

…existe um ditado que diz “que uma fotografia, equivale a mil palavras”, portanto as nossas fotografias têm legendas, deste modo  não vamos escrever muito, apreciem as fotografias e vão viajar connosco!. Boa viagem!. (there is a saying that “a photograph, is equivalent to a thousand words”, so our photos have subtitles, so we will not write much, enjoy the photos and travel with us!. Good trip)!

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Liard River Bridge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon (Junction 37 Services)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Nugget City)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Caribou appeared)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Lower Rancheria River Bridge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Rancheria Hotel and Motel)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (The Continental Divide Lodge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Upper Rancheria River Bridge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon (Swift River, closed?)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Swan Lake)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Teslin)

…a comunidade de Teslin está situada na estrada do Alaska, ao longo do Lago Teslin. A Hudson’s Bay Company estabeleceu uma pequena posição comercial em Teslin em 1903, e Teslin é o lar da Primeira Nação Teslin Inland Tlingit First, e o nome veio de uma palavra Tlingit “Teslintoo”. Teslin tem uma das maiores populações nativas do Yukon. Grande parte da subsistência da comunidade gira em torno da caça tradicional, usando por vezes ratoeiras e da pesca!. (The community of Teslin is situated on Alaska Highway, along Teslin Lake. The Hudson’s Bay Company established a small trading post at Teslin in 1903, and Teslin is home to the Teslin Inland Tlingit First nation, and the name came from a Tlingit word “Teslintoo”. Teslin has one of the largest Native populations in Yukon. Much of the community’s livelihood revolves around traditional hunting, trappin and fishing!

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Teslin Lake)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Teslin River Bridge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Jake’s Corner)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Marsh Lake)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Yukon River Bridge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Whitehorse)

…a pessoa que viaja no Historico Alaska Highway, quando chega à cidade de Whitehorse, diz que finalmente chegou à civilização!. É verdade, a cidade tem o que normalmente se necessita para a sobrevivência, além do mais tem um Centro de Visitas muito funcional, presta informação com eficiência e, tem sinal de internet!. Nós deambulámos pela cidade e visitámos um barco, que nos parece um museu, faz-nos lembrar os primeiros prostectores de ouro que apareceram na região, nas suas aventuras pelo Rio Yukon!. Valeu a pena a sua visita, chama-se “S.S. Klondike”!. E não podemos esquecer que Whitehorse, conforme relatado por “Guinness World Records”, é a cidade com a menor poluição do ar no mundo!.  (the person who travels on the Historic Alaska Highway, when he arrives in Whitehorse, says he has finally come to civilization! It is true, the city has what is normally needed for survival, plus it has a very functional Visitor Center, provides information efficiently and has internet signal !. We roamed the city and visited a boat, which looks like a museum, reminds us of the first gold prosecutors that appeared in the region, in their adventures on the Yukon River !. It was worth your visit, it is called “S.S. Klondike” !. And we must not forget that  Whitehorse, as reported by “Guinness World Records”, is the city with the least air pollution in the world!.

Whitehorse, Yukon! (S.S. Klondike)

Whitehorse, Yukon! (Visitor Center)

Whitehorse, Yukon!

Whitehorse, Yukon! (“White Fox” needs gas)

Whitehorse, Yukon! (to West)

Whitehorse é a capital, maior e única cidade do Yukon, e a maior cidade do norte do Canadá. As áreas do centro eRiverside ocupam ambas as margens do Rio Yukon, que se origina na Columbia Britânica e encontra o Mar de Bering no Alaska. A cidade recebeu o nome dos “Rapidos dos Cavalos Brancos” pela semelhança com a crina de um cavalo branco, perto de Miles Canyon, antes que o rio fosse represado. A descoberta de ouro no Klondike, em Agosto de 1896, desencadeou uma grande mudança nos padrões históricos da região, e os primeiros prospectores usaram o Passe Chilkoot, mas, em Julho de 1897, as multidões de pessoas, desejosos de ficarem ricos com a procura do ouro, chegaram por navio a vapor e, estavam acampando em “Whitehorse”!. (Whitehorse is the capital, largest, and only city of Yukon, and the largest city in northern Canada. Downtown and Riverside areas occupy both shores of the Yukon river, which originates in British Columbia and meets the Bering Sea in Alaska. The city was named after the White Horse Rapids for their resemblance to the mane of a white horse, near Miles Canyon, before the river was dammed. The discovery of gold in the Klondike in August, 1896, set off a major change in the historical patterns of the region, and early prospectores used the Chilkoot Pass, but by July 1897, crowds of neophyte stampeders had arrived via steamship and were camping at “White Horse”

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (construction season is in effect)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Kluane Country)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Kluane Range Icefields)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Haines Junction)

…parámos para comprar café, é uma povoação de cruzamento de estradas, pois aqui tivémos que mudar de direção, um pouco para norte, as montanhas em seu redor ainda têm neve, a sua historia diz que, por cerca de dois mil anos, as pessoas do sul da Tutchone tiveram campos de caça e, caça sazonais na área da actual Haines Junction. O nome original da área era “Dakwakada”, uma palavra de Tuchone do Sul que significa “cache alto”. Era uma vantagem para as pessoas da Tutchone usarem umas casotas levantadas, muito acima do chão,  para armazenar alimentos durante todo o ano, ou temporariamente enquanto caçavam e pescavam na área!. (we stop to buy coffee, it is a village of crossing roads, because here we had to change direction, a little to the north, the mountains around it still have snow, its history says, for around two thousand years, the Southern Tutchone people had seasonal hunting and fishing camps in the area of present-day Haines Junction. The original name of the area was “Dakwakada”, a Southern Tuchone word meaning “high cache”. It was commum for Tutchone people to use raised log caches to store food year-round or temporarily while they hunted and fished in the an area)!.

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Kluane National Park)

…esperávamos bom tempo, com algum sol, para fotografar esta área mas a chuva, as nuvens baixas e algum frio, não nos deixou completar esse desejo, talvez no regresso!. Mesmo assim somos uns priveligiados em viajar no conforto da nossa “White Fox”, pois cruzamo-nos constantemente, com viajantes de motos e bicicletas, que andam meses e meses, talvez anos, faça chuva, frio ou sol, nesta aventura!. (we expected good weather, with some sun, to photograph this area but the rain, the low clouds and some cold, did not allow us to complete this desire, perhaps on the return !. Even so, we are privileged to travel in the comfort of our “White Fox”, as we cross over constantly, with motorcycle and bicycle travelers, who walk months and months, maybe years, rain, cold or sun in this adventure)!.

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Destruction Bay)

…é uma povoação que por certo nasceu e cresceu ao lado do Historico Alaska Highway e do Lago Kluane. É muito popular nos viajantes desta famosa estrda, pois tem onde dormir, comer e reparação de veículos!. (is a village that was born and grew up right next to the Historic Alaska Highway and Lake Kluane. It is very popular with travelers of this famous highway because it has where to sleep, eat and repair vehicles)!

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Burwash Landing)

…o local actual de Burwash Landing foi usado pela primeira vez como um acampamento de verão pelos Southern Tutchone Athabascans, até que um posto de comércio foi construído no início dos anos 1900, pelos irmãos Jacquot. É o lar do Museu Kluane de História Natural e da primeira Nação Kluane, e também o lar do maior prato de pesquizar ouro do mundo, junto à qual tirámos algumas fotos! (The present location of Burwash Landing was first used as a summer camp by the Southern Tutchone Athabascans until a trading post was build in the early 1900s by the Jacquot brothers. It is the home of the Kluane Museum of Natural History and the Kluane First nation, and also home to the world’s largest gold pan, with which we took some photos)!.

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon!. (Grizzly Bear appears)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Donjek River)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Donjek River Bridge)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, YUkon! (Pine Valley Bakery)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (construction season is in effect)

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Beaver Creek)

…parámos em Beaver Creek, pois já ia um pouco avançado o dia, embora ainda houvesse luz, pois nesta região, e sendo verão, quase sempre existe a luz do dia. Entrámos no principal estabelecimento de conveniência, para entre outras coisas comprar café e, ao nosso lado estava uma pessoa que pelo uniforme nos dizia que era oficial da Canada Border Service Agency, a quem perguntámos a que horas fechava a fronteira, que simpáticamente nos respondeu, que a fronteira não fechava, estava aberta 24 horas por dia!. Falando um pouco desta povoação fronteiriça, Beaver Creek, é uma comunidade de Yukon, no Canada, que se situa próximo da Alcan-Beaver Creek Border Crossing, é a comunidade mais ocidental do Canadá, e os principais empregadores são a Agência dos Serviços da Fronteira do Canadá. Uma curiosidade, a Estação da Agência de Serviços da Fronteira do Canadá, é a mais distante do cruzamento de fronteira de qualquer estação aduaneira canadense, a uma distância de 28,6 km / 17,8 milhas e, pelo menos até a década de 1990, alguns indivíduos viviam na “terra de ninguém” entre a fronteira e a estação de alfandega.  Antes de 1983, a estação de alfândega estava localizada no meio da comunidade, com a confusão resultante, pois indivíduos que passavam sem parar, e os moradores com um novo veículo não eram reconhecidos enquanto conduziam!. (we stopped at Beaver Creek, for the day was well advanced, though there was still light, for in this region, and as summer, there is almost always daylight. We entered the main convenience store, among other things, to buy coffee, and beside us was a person who, by his uniform, told us he was an officer of the Canada Border Service Agency, and we asked him what time he was closing the border, That the border did not close, it was open 24 hours a day !. Talking a bit about this border town, Beaver Creek, is a Yukon community in Canada, which is located near Alcan-Beaver Creek Border Crossing, it is Canada’s westernmost community, and main employers are a Canada Border Services Agency. A curiosity, the  Canada Border Services Agency Station, is the furthest from the border crossing of any Canadian customs station at a distance of 28.6 km/17.8 miles, and at least up to the 1990’s some individuals lived in the “no man’s land” in between the border and customs. Prior to 1983, the customs station was located in the middle of the community, with the resulting confusion: individuals driving past without stopping, and locals with a new vehicle not being recognized as they drove by!.

Historic Alaska Highway, Yukon! (Beaver Creek canada Customs)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (Welcome to Alaska)

…finalmente chegámos ao Estado do Alaska, USA, parte da nossa aventura estava concretizada, iremos falar deste  Estado do Alaska, durante os próximos dias. Com alguma alegria, tirámos algumas fotografias no pequeno parque da fronteira e, continuámos a nossa aventura, agora em estradas do Alaska, onde a distância entre duas cidades, já é contada em milhas e, agora viajamos na Alaska Route 2, que também se chama “Alaska Highway”!. (we finally reached the state of Alaska, USA, part of our adventure was accomplished, we will talk about this state of Alaska, during the next few days. With some joy, we took some photos in the small border park and, we continued our adventure, now on Alaska roads, where the distance between two cities is already counted in miles and now we travel on Alaska Route 2, which is also called “Alaska Highway”)!.

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (USA Border Station)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (to west)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (Border City Lodge and RV Park)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (to West)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (Tanana River)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (Tok River)

Historic Alaska Highway, Alaska! (Tok RV Park)

…finalmente estamos no Estado do Alasca, encontrámos um RV Parque, confeccionámos a nossa refeição, comemos e dormimos na nossa “White Fox”. (we are finally in the State of Alaska, we found an RV Park, made our meal, ate and slept on our “White Fox”)!.

Sejam felizes e, até a manhã!. (Be happy and until the morning)!.

Tony Borie, August, 2017.

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