It had rained all night and I had to pack a wet tent. After retrieving my bear food bag from the trees, and having a few oatmeal bars, I set off for Whitehorse. It was a cloudy and damp day with intermittent rain. There was a gradual ascent all along but the landscapes as always were spectacular.
Came across a young wolf on the way. He was sitting by the road and when he saw me , he howled and then scampered off to sit under the trees behind the grass.
I reached Whitehorse around 4 pm, and the actual ride into town was a rather long one, almost 5 kms after the welcome sign. It was raining heavily and I was quite soaked. Made a pit stop at a grocery store, had a hot coffee and a coke and then set off to find Robert Service campground! The campground is at the far end of the town, next to the iconic Yukon river and is 2 kms from the downtown area.
Camped at: Robert Service campground, good wifi but had to pay for it. Free unlimited showers. Angela, the host was very sweet and helpful. She was a young girl from Mexico, helping her mother manage the business, and really mature and wise for her age. The campsites were really good but the firewood was extra. I met quite a few fellow travellers here from all over the world – France, Sweden, Texas and Canada. I met Curtis and Jenny here, and we later became good friends when we met again at Bell 2 on the Cassiar.
Elevation gain: 1800 ft