Just South of 60 - South Klondike Highway
In British Columbia, Canada
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Just South of 60 is a series of caches placed along the multiple boarders into the Yukon from BC. There are a number of times where the highway snakes north and south of 60 when you first enter the Yukon and head towards Watson Lake. This cache covers the South Klondike Highway and sits beside beautiful Tutshi Lake.
The Klondike Highway links the Alaskan coastal town of Skagway to Yukon's Dawson City and its route somewhat parallels that used by prospectors in the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. It winds in the state of Alaska for 24 km (15 miles), up through the White Pass in the Coast Mountains where it crosses the Canadian border to British Columbia (BC) for 56 km (35 miles), then enters Yukon where it reaches the Alaska Highway near Whitehorse and shares a short section with that highway until north of Whitehorse, where it diverges once more to Dawson City. The highway is 712 km (442 miles) long.
Construction of the "Carcross-Skagway Road" began in the 1950s, was abandoned partway up a mountain from Skagway, resumed in 1976-1977 and was completed between Skagway and Carcross in August 1978. It was only open for a few weeks before seasonal closure. The first full summer season of use was in 1979.
The highway originally was built for tourist traffic, but in 1986 became important as a commercial transportation route, coincident with what seemed to be inevitable abandonment of the White Pass and Yukon Route railway. The new owners of the Faro mine secured government agreement to open the highway for trucking. The last winter closure ended in the spring of 1986.
There is a safe pull out that will allow you to snap a shot at the Yukon sign and then run across the street and take a snap shot at the Welcome to BC sign.
Last Updated: on 5/27/2017 4:10:19 AM Pacific Daylight Time (11:10 AM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum