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Canada's Yukon is one the world's last great wildernesses, where bears, moose and caribou roam. It's a place where hikers, paddlers, skiers and mushers can travel for days without seeing another human soul, where the northern lights dance green and red across starry skies, and where glaciers tumble, mountain peaks soar, and tundra shrubs scream scarlet as summer turns to fall. Bradt's Yukon is the only guidebook dedicated to this natural and historical wonderland. Offering practical advice on everything from where to pan for gold to how to avoid being eaten by a bear, alongside quirky anecdotes (such as the story behind the 'sourtoe cocktail' - a shot of whisky garnished with a severed human toe), it's the perfect companion for highway drivers, cruise-ship passengers, and outdoors enthusiasts alike.... ironing out permafrost heaves and trying to keep up with the havoc wreaked on the tarmac by the extreme weather of the north. ... is almost certainly a sign of a broken-up road or of road repairs a€“ and even the repairs can be surprisingly bumpy. When the road is empty, locals drive on the smoothest part of the road, even if thata#39;s on the left, but obviously youa#39;ll need to keep to the right on corners and hillsanbsp;...

Author:Polly Evans
Publisher:Bradt Travel Guides - 2010-03-04


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