Our dear friend, Michele, Jan and I even managed to get in a hike up Monarch Mountain before heading back to Whitehorse on Tuesday to watch Germany demolish Brazil in a history-making, unbelievable world cup semi-final. Dramatic clouds made for dramatic views across the lake into the mountains. When we reached above tree line it also made from some cold winds. Such is life in awesome landscapes.
By Friday we found the area packed with RVs and tents making the most of the 20' x 20' footprints.
This set up makes for a fun festival vibe, where camp fires are visited by friends, acquaintances and perhaps strangers, conversations meander, music permeates the air and food vendors offer all kinds of culinary experiences and there is excellent Midnight Sun coffee, too. While Atlin is actually in BC, the only road to it comes from the Yukon, so many Yukoners enjoy the festivities.
|View from hike up Monarch Mountain|
|Jan and Michele.|
|Closing of the festival: Taku Kwaan Dancers.|