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Inuvik-trip day-13 (Inuvik-NT to DawsonCity-YT) on 2008jul05

Photos from DempsterHwy near Inuvik-NT on 2008-Jul05:
Marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre): Marsh cinquefoil (Comarum palustre):

Photos from near FrogCreek on 2008-Jul05:
Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa): Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa): Great grey owl (Strix nebulosa):

Photos from near FortMacpherson-NT on 2008-Jul05:
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): kit Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): kit closer Red fox (Vulpes vulpes): kit

Photos from FortMacpherson-NT on 2008-Jul05:
car: getting new tire installed
-- note: had an unrepairable flat-tire this morning; these youngsters from a trucking and tire-repair business could supply a replacement;


Photos from PeelRiver-ferry on 2008-Jul05:
ferry: and people at the front of the line ferry: with dozer unable to dock on far shore ferry: docking-ramp has been repaired on our side Blunt-leaf rein-orchid (Platanthera obtusata): plant with pods and flowers Calla lily (Calla palustris): plant Calla lily (Calla palustris): closeup Northern twayblade (Listera borealis): clump with fresh and old pods Variable darner dragonfly (Aeshna interrupta): on stone Variable darner dragonfly (Aeshna interrupta): on boat Common plantain (Plantago major): plant Dragonfly (Anisoptera sp): mating pair Dragonfly (Anisoptera sp): mating pair in the mating-wheel position
-- note: although the Dempster officially re-opened this morning, 'twas late afternoon before this ferry became operational; the early-birds at the front of the line, who'd been there all day, were the same Alaskan antique-car folks we'd met in Inuvik; since we'd started later, dawdled, and been delayed by tire-changing, we didn't have to wait as long;

- we passed the time by looking for plants, promptly finding a species of orchid we had yet to see on this trip; I got some dragonfly photos I'm pleased with; so the delay was a good thing;


Photos from DempsterHwy S of PeelRiver on 2008-Jul05:
road: has one lane open although still undergoing repairs

Photos from the RichardsonMountains 120km N of EaglePlains-YT on 2008-Jul05:
Arctic spirea (Spiraea stevenii): plant in bud Arctic spirea (Spiraea stevenii): buds Meadow bistort (Polygonum bistorta): flowers

Photos from the RichardsonMountains 120km N of EaglePlains-YT (Doris's camera) on 2008-Jul05:
Meadow bistort (Polygonum bistorta): flowers and buds Narrowleaf saw-wort (Saussurea angustifolia): plant bad Narrowleaf saw-wort (Saussurea angustifolia): Narrowleaf saw-wort (Saussurea angustifolia): flowers Long-stalked chickweed (Stellaria longipes): unidentified Mushroom (Fungi sp): Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea): flowers Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea): flowers+fruit Raups paintbrush (Castilleja raupii): flower-head Elegant paintbrush (Castilleja elegans): clump Elegant paintbrush (Castilleja elegans): flower-head Yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)?: Monkshood (Aconitum sp): plant Monkshood (Aconitum sp): flower Monkshood (Aconitum sp): flower Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule): plant Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule): plant unidentified: lilac-coloured Mustard relative wildflowers: on rocky slope wildflowers: on rocky slope Bird (Aves sp): nest on rocky slope Forget-me-not (Myosotis scorpoides):
-- note: when I ran out of camera-batteries having forgotten to recharge, Doris was kind enough to lend me her Nikon-P80; the "DA" photos are from that camera;


Photos from DempsterHwy at the Yukon-NorthWestTerritories-border on 2008-Jul05:
sign: Welcome to Yukon

Photos from DempsterHwy between the Yukon-NorthWestTerritories-border and the Klondike-junction on 2008-Jul05:
Larkspur (Delphinium sp): plants Larkspur (Delphinium sp): flowers Short-eared owl (Asio flammeus):