After Continental Divide, Choppy and I headed to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon. The city would provide a chance to go to a large store, eat fast food, and use flush toilets on a regular basis. It would also prove a dangerous place for me.

As we headed toward Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, Choppy decided it would be a good idea to lie down in this river.
As we headed toward Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory, Choppy decided it would be a good idea to lie down in this river.
And, because being wet wasn't enough, Choppy decided to roll in this gravel and dirt. Obviously, cleanliness is not a high priority for this dog.
And, because being wet wasn’t enough, Choppy decided to roll in this gravel and dirt after getting out of the water. Obviously, cleanliness is not a high priority for this dog.
Miles Canyon: We had hiked around here a bit before going up for this view. The canoeists in the lower left hand corner give you an idea of the size of things.
Miles Canyon: We had hiked around here a bit before going up for this view (we drove. Shocking, I know). The canoeists in the lower left hand corner give you an idea of the size of things.
And, because she had dried off from her earlier dip, Choppy decided to lie down in the Yukon River once we got to Whitehorse. Note: the river is very, very cold. Choppy seemed unfazed, but I wasn't about to join her.
And, because she had dried off from her earlier dip, Choppy decided to lie down in the Yukon River once we got to Whitehorse. Note: the river is very, very cold. Choppy seemed unfazed, but I wasn’t about to join her.
This? This is the Whitehorse Emergency Room. This is where I ended up after slamming my finger in my car door getting the cooler out of the car.
This? This is the Whitehorse Emergency Room. This is where I ended up after slamming my finger in my car door getting the cooler out of the car.
This? This is an x-ray of my broken finger (it's right at the tip of my left index finger). If you get injured, might I suggest NOT doing it in Whitehorse? I had a very bloody laceration that no one in the emergency room so much as cleaned. And when the doctor told me I needed to tape it to the next finger, he looked offended when I asked him to do it for me, and only did it after I insisted.
This? This is an x-ray of my broken finger (it’s right at the tip of my left index finger). If you get injured, might I suggest NOT doing it in Whitehorse? I had a very bloody laceration that no one in the emergency room so much as cleaned. And when the doctor told me I needed to tape it to the next finger, he looked offended when I asked him to do it for me, and only did it after I insisted. I’m not a medical doctor, but even I would think that (a) wound cleaning, and (b) showing the patient what needs to be done, would be pretty standard practice. Not in Whitehorse, apparently.
As my level of healthcare was inadequate at best, the emergency room didn't give me any supplies to get through the night/clean my still-bleeding wound myself (since they failed to do it), I found myself making a late night trip to Walmart to pick up bandages, tape, and some Tylenol. I ended up going back the next day when the wound had more or less stopped bleeding to take some pictures of random things there (because, even injured, I seem to think I should take pictures of things that have nothing to do with scenery). Here are a few of the RVs in the parking lot there. I counted over 30 in the parking lot, which is definitely a record for number I have seen in a Walmart parking lot.
As my level of healthcare was inadequate at best, the emergency room didn’t give me any supplies to get through the night and clean my still-bleeding wound myself (since they failed to do it). Thus, I found myself making a late night trip to Walmart to pick up bandages, tape, and some Tylenol. I ended up going back the next day when the wound had more or less stopped bleeding to take some pictures of random things there (because, even injured, I seem to think I should take pictures of things that have nothing to do with scenery). Here are a few of the RVs in the parking lot there. I counted over 30 in the parking lot, which is definitely a record for number I have seen in a Walmart parking lot.
There are, apparently, regularly so many RVs in the parking lot that there are posted rules about it.
There are, apparently, regularly so many RVs in the parking lot that there are posted rules about it.
While I was in Continental Divide, I was talking with some Canadians who were huge fans of Clamato. I was forced to try a beer/Clamato. It was horrible. However, apparently Clamato is a big deal in Canada, as is seen by the amount of it at the very small Whitehorse Walmart (note: small as in, five aisles of groceries).
While I was in Continental Divide, I was talking with some Canadians who were huge fans of Clamato. I was forced to try a beer/Clamato. It was horrible. (American Friends: Do not let random Canadians you have just met force you to try Clamato). However, apparently Clamato is a big deal in Canada, as is seen by the amount of it available at the very small Whitehorse Walmart (note: small as in, five aisles of groceries). I had no idea this was a thing in Canada. Travel: teaching you important lessons, like (a) if you’re going to get injured, get injured at home, and (b) don’t take drinks from random Canadians.