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Each year, Slaven's Roadhouse in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Park serves as an official dog drop for the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, a 1,000 mile journey between Whitehorse, Yukon Territory and Fairbanks, Alaska. Well known to be one of the toughest sled dog races in the world, the Yukon Quest trail crosses some of North America's most beautiful yet unforgiving winter terrain. At Slaven's Roadhouse, mushers have the chance to take a break from their arduous journey to enjoy hot food, warm hospitality, and a quick, much needed rest. This is made possible by a dedicated team of NPS employees and Yukon Quest staff. This video shows what it's like to work at Slaven's during the Yukon Quest.
River chub play a very vital role in river ecology through one of their specialized behaviors, nest building. Brightly colored male river chubs collect stones up to golf ball size with their mouths and stack them in piles. These stone piles act as a suitable nest to protect their fertilized eggs. Records show that these stacked stone nests, when completed, may weigh in excess of several hundred pounds!
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A hyperlapse is a moving timelapse and, in this case, it is of the 100 mile stretch of Yukon River from Eagle, Alaska to Slaven's Roadhouse in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Complete with notable location descriptions, this virtual tour of the Yukon River is for entertainment and basic orientation purposes. Please use it as a visual and mental reference, in addition to proper river information and maps.
Enjoy a boat ride down the Yukon, regardless of your location or the weather!
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Last updated: January 19, 2018