Friday, 23 May 2014

Yukon Canada Travels Part 2

I'm continuing our Yukon Canada Travels...
The photos today were taken at the Carcross Desert.
With one square mile of sand, it is said to be the worlds smallest desert!
The truth is that it is actually Northern sand dunes.
The climate here in the Yukon is too humid for it to be labeled as true desert.
Like Emerald Lake I lived near the Carcross Desert (within two miles), but I never allowed myself the time to really explore the whole area.
I never knew  until this day what I had been missing!
I'm so glad that on this trip we were taking our time with no pressures to hurry.
As I was walking through the desert I found myself being very reflective of life.
You know, thinking about why I had left the area, where I was at in my walk of life now, and just where I wanted to see myself in my future walk....
It probably sounds crazy, but I felt that it was important for me to climb to the top of this sand dune.
I needed to feel like I could accomplish something that I knew was going to be a challenge to me...
And truthfully, I also wanted to get to as high a point as I could, sit my behind in the sand and just talk to the Lord for a while.
This probably doesn't look too steep, but for someone who hasn't been walking all winter long, it was a challenge!
I found it easier at times to turn around and walk backwards when going forward got too wearying for me.

Look at the beautiful view we were rewarded with when we reached the top and the end of the Carcross Desert!
Tim, bless his heart, was a trooper and walked to the top with me.
I doubt that I'll be here again soon.
 I'm glad I have this special memory now to go with my photos.
And the time to sit silently and soak in all the beauty and the majesty of our Lord.



  1. What a gorgeous view. Sometimes we really have to push ourselves to see where we are going, my friend. xo Laura

  2. Kimberly,

    What a gorgeous desert. I've never been to Carcross, this place is one I must remember.

    I'm glad you had an opportunity to be wit the Lord while on top of the dunes.

    Blessings to you and Tim


  3. that was a heavenly inspirational post!

  4. Stunningly beautiful panorama, and well worth the hard hike to the top. Yes, peace in nature's desert or forest , we can then leave with a full heart. Hugs, Jean.

  5. Oh my, beautiful scenery, always enjoy, Blessings Francine.

  6. How interesting! Glad that you had an opportunity to see what you have missed. It is beautiful.

  7. I had no idea the Yukon was like that! How interesting..thanks for sharing. Blessings

  8. Lovely! I'm so glad you climbed it, too.


  9. Wonderful clippings of the desert. The way the sand is spread is telling us to walk on it and it's nice to hear that you did it!

  10. I would never have guessed that you'd find that hunk of 'desert' up there! And btw, the Palace of Westminster (Parliament) is right along the Thames. Buckingham Palace isn't. Thanks so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning. As you can tell, I've never gotten over London. lol

  11. I've enjoyed catching up with your Yukon travels, Kimberly...God has indeed given us a beautiful world full of wonders! Thanks for sharing!

  12. The view is stunning, Kimberly. It's a great feeling when we challenge ourselves to do something out of the ordinary and out of our comfort zone. What a unique spot in the wilderness this dessert is. Hugs. Pam

  13. How lovely, and what a beautiful place.
    I am glad you are just enjoying the view as you go along. I would have done the same thing went all the way to the top.
    I did that in Michigan at the Sleeping Bear Dunes just to see lake Michigan,
    So I totally understand why you had to see that lake. It is beautiful.

  14. My daughter and her family are moving to Terrace BC and I thought that is far north. Yukon certainly has it beat.

  15. I so understand the no walking all winter. It must have been a challenge, but you made it! What a gorgeous view!

  16. It is a very gorgeous view and I'm glad you got to take that walk and have time to sit and have a special time with the Lord. Happy Sunday to you!

  17. Kimberly-
    Sounds like a very special time for you-- as well as important. I hope as the days move ahead for you, you're able to find even more time to reflect on this trip.
    Glad you're getting to do this at a leisurely pace... Pat

  18. What a lovely view to look out over and spend some time in reflection! So beautiful!

  19. Wow, who would have thought there was desert in Canada? Awesome! Gorgeous pictures...especially love that last one.


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