I’m back with more of my Yukon Travels.
Tim and I made a couple of stops on our way down to visit our son and daughter in-law in Skagway Alaska that I would like to share with you.
Believe me, it was all a wonderful trip of R&R.
After spending a night in Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, the first stop of our Yukon Travels was Emerald Lake.
Emerald Lake is located not far from Carcross Yukon and south of Whitehorse.
I’m sure you can see why it was named after the beautiful green stone!
It’s colour is actually derived from light reflecting off of white deposits of clay and calcium carbonate that lay at the bottom of it’s shallow waters.
The calcium carbonate in the water comes from the limestone gravel that has eroded off of the nearby mountains.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but there are mountains and lakes everywhere in the Yukon!
When Tim and I lived in this area we would drive past Emerald Lake at least once a week to go to Whitehorse to do our banking and shopping.
It was such fun visiting our old stomping grounds again….
Now please stay tuned though because I’m just getting started!
Tomorrow I’ll be back to share more Yukon travels.
Here’s a hint: What is small and sandy, yet humid?
BTW, the white marbling of the water is from the ice atop the water.
It is only partially thawed in this photo.
It will be completely green once the ice has melted.