The road from Watson Lake to Whitehorse was full of huge potholes. We hit one so hard that we lost the sewer hose from inside our bumper - the cap had come off earlier in our trip. One of the first things on our shopping list was a replacement hose.
Whitehorse is so cold - getting close to zero!!! Snow in the surrounding hills and on bumpers around town. I had to buy more jeans, socks and warmer tops - with turtlenecks. The warm jacket I thought was in the trailer is apparently in storage in Kelowna. That's what happens when you load the trailer in 40 deg. C! In spite of my wimpiness, we explored the Beringia and Transportation Museums - well worth the visit. The Beringia explains the land bridge with Siberia and has replica skeletons of a woolly mammoth and a scimitar cat (similar to a sabre-toothed cat but with smaller teeth). There is also a horsehide and foreleg of an ancient Yukon horse discovered nearby. A stop at the SS Klondike paddle-wheeler was pretty interesting although the upper deck was closed due to the weather so we didn't see the passenger accommodations. A side trip took us to a fish ladder at the Whitehorse Dam. The volume and force of the water coming out of the dam was amazing.
As we were packing up to leave Whitehorse, I was surprised by a squirrel coming out from under the cupboard. Not sure who was more startled when I screeched! Despite our best efforts, we are not sure if it is gone so will have to resort to a trap when we get to a hardware store. Hopefully, he is long gone.