While in Whitehorse , friends of mine suggested that I should visit Keno City, which is about 100 km east of Stewart Crossing on Klondike Hwy. The road leads through Mayo and then on gravel route through wide valley. Silver mining during the 20’s first opened up the area and created another boomtown with mines popping up in the hills above.

Today it is a very sleepy settlement with less then 10 people living there all year around. There are still some mining activities going on but mostly the town relies on its unique charm and spectacular location. Because of mining, neighboring mountains are criss crossed with old exploration roads leading way above tree line to spectacular Yukon vistas.

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