Thursday, June 8, 2006

Five Fingers Rapids

Five Fingers Rapids was another treacherous stretch of the Yukon River that travelers must negotiate. Steam powered sternwheelers "ran" the rapids going downstream, and were winched up one of the channels on the upstream trip.

There's a roadside lookout on the North Klondike Highway, from which this photograph was taken. There's a trail that leads from the lookout to a viewing platform that overlooks the rapids. Posted by Picasa

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