There are lots of things I’d like to do while I am here in Dawson City, but if there was one thing I had to do, it was the Dempster Highway. The Dempster runs from a little outside Dawson to Inuvik, NWT (and in the winter, via ice road, all the way to Tuktoyatuk). So I feel more than fortunate to have travelled the first 150 km of it on my third day in town. That’s only one-fifth of the way to Inuvik, but it was in winter, which offers a completely different look and experience (it was certainly chilly out there). Needless to say, my first taste of the Dempster did not disappoint and I am even more pumped for a summer trip.