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Inuvik-trip day-8 (DawsonCity-YT to EaglePlains-YT) on 2008jun30

Photos from DempsterHwy near its beginning on 2008-Jun30:
Siberian aster (Eurybia sibirica): clump sign: start of Dempster eatery: at the Dempster-Klondike junction eatery: at the Dempster-Klondike junction specials-board features Musk-ox (Ovibos moschatus) Four-petalled gentian (Gentianella propinqua): or Glaucous gentian? Northern commandra (Geocaulon lividum): foliage red unidentified: diseased foliage? Black crowberry (Empetrum nigrum): Foxtail barley (Hordeum jubatum): unusually pink Wild rhubarb (Polygonum alaskanum): plant Wild rhubarb (Polygonum alaskanum): flowers scenery: Tombstone Mountain

Photos from DempsterHwyInterpretiveCentre on 2008-Jun30:
building: Dempster Interpretive Centre sign: at Dempster Interpretive Centre Caribou (Rangifer tarandus): antlers sign: Message-board at Dempster Interpretive Centre object: Wildlife Viewing Events poster object: Wildlife Viewing Events poster crop display: Botany Weekend panel-1 display: Botany Weekend panel-2 display: Botany Weekend panel-3 museum-display: Caribou (Rangifer tarandus) info museum-display: Gwichin etc museum-display: the Gwichin poster museum-display: Pine-marten (Martes americana) museum-display: Pine-marten (Martes americana) info
-- note: we learned of a Botany-Weekend with an eminent naturalist one day after it ended, but the wildflower display was still up, and I photographed it to help with identification;
-- note: for info on TheGwichin see www.gwichin.nt.ca;


Photos from DempsterHwyInterpretiveCentre yard on 2008-Jun30:
Tall bluebell=Tall lungwort (Mertensia paniculata): Larkspur (Delphinium sp): plant Larkspur (Delphinium sp): flowers

Photos from DempsterHwy at the NorthForkPass on 2008-Jun30:
Black-tipped ragwort (Senecio lugens): Two-flowered cinquefoil (Potentilla biflora): plant Two-flowered cinquefoil (Potentilla biflora): plant Two-flowered cinquefoil (Potentilla biflora): flower Two-flowered cinquefoil (Potentilla biflora): flowers scenery: glacier scenery: glacier Northern goldenrod (Solidago multiradiata)?: Three-toothed saxifrage (Saxifraga tricuspidata): Three-toothed saxifrage (Saxifraga tricuspidata): foliage Three-toothed saxifrage (Saxifraga tricuspidata): clump Roseroot (Sedum integrafolium): clump Roseroot (Sedum integrafolium): clump Roseroot (Sedum integrafolium): flowers Roseroot (Sedum integrafolium): flowers Roseroot (Sedum integrafolium): foliage Kotzebues grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia kotzebuei): clump Kotzebues grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia kotzebuei): flowers Kotzebues grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia kotzebuei): flower Large-flowered pyrola (Pyrola grandiflora): plant unidentified: yellow Vetch (Vicia sp) Heart-leaved saxifrage (Saxifraga nelsoniana): plant Heart-leaved saxifrage (Saxifraga nelsoniana): flowers Heart-leaved saxifrage (Saxifraga nelsoniana): flowers Doris: on glacier Doris: on glacier Slender saxifrage (Saxifraga sibirica)?: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): plant Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): flower Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale): flower side-view
-- note: the North Fork Pass is the highest point on the Dempster at 1,289 metres (4,229 feet) above sealevel, and is one of three places where it crosses the continental-divide


Photos from DempsterHwy next stop N of NorthForkPass on 2008-Jun30:
Lessings arnica (Arnica lessingii)?: plant Lessings arnica (Arnica lessingii)?: flower Net-veined willow (Salix reticulata): clump Net-veined willow (Salix reticulata): female? flower Net-veined willow (Salix reticulata): male? flower Eight-petal mountain-avens (Dryas octopetala): plant Eight-petal mountain-avens (Dryas octopetala): flower Little weaselsnout (Lagotis minor)?: or Alpine bistort (Polygonum viviparum) plant Little weaselsnout (Lagotis minor)?: or Alpine bistort (Polygonum viviparum) flowers Alpine bittercress (Cardamine bellidifolia)?: Alpine bittercress (Cardamine bellidifolia)?: plant Alpine bittercress (Cardamine bellidifolia)?: flowers Meadow bistort (Polygonum bistorta): plant Meadow bistort (Polygonum bistorta): flowers Scotch false-asphodel (Tofieldia pusilla)?:

Photos from DempsterHwy at a side-road to communications-installation on 2008-Jun30:
Wormwood artemesia (Artemisia sp)?: Wormwood artemesia (Artemisia sp)?: flowers Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): plant Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): flowers Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): plant Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): spike Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): flowers+leaves Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): flowers Coffee-Creek scorpionweed (Phacelia mollis): flower Winter cress (Barbarea orthoceras): plant Winter cress (Barbarea orthoceras): flowers Stemless arctic raspberry (Rubus arcticus ssp acaulis): Bog birch (Betula pumila): the: communications installation the: communications installation some details unidentified: plant with yellow tubular flowers unidentified: plant with yellow tubular flowers Mertensia bluebell (Mertensia sp): Meadow bistort (Polygonum bistorta): flowers Capitate lousewort (Pedicularis capitata)?:

Photos from DempsterHwy next stretch on 2008-Jun30:
scenery: tiny island object: inukshuk object: inukshuk pair of scenery:

Photos from DempsterHwy another stop on 2008-Jun30:
Elephants-head lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica): clump Elephants-head lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica): plant Elephants-head lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica): flower Elephants-head lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica): plant in seed stage Elephants-head lousewort (Pedicularis groenlandica): spike in seed stage Hairy butterwort (Pinguicula villosa): bad Northern green bog-orchid (Platanthera aquilonis): bad Smooth death-camas (Zigadenus elegans): Sitka valerian (Valeriana sitchensis): plant Sitka valerian (Valeriana sitchensis): flowers Dead-mans-fingers fungus (Xylaria polymorpha): many Dead-mans-fingers fungus (Xylaria polymorpha): closer Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule): plant Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule): flower

Photos from DempsterHwy yet another stop on 2008-Jun30:
scenery: scenery: folding originally horizontal layers now vertical

Photos from DempsterHwy at RavenCliff on 2008-Jun30:
Raven (Corvus corax): nest on rocky cliff Raven (Corvus corax): nest on rocky cliff much wider view Dwarf alpine hawksbeard (Crepis nana): clump in bud unidentified: ?

Photos from EaglePlains-YT on 2008-Jun30:
sign: Welcome to Eagle Plains Population:8