Sunday, May 27, 2007

A Ladder Runs Through It

Back in Whitehorse, once again on our way NORTH to Alaska, and in the capitol of the Yukon, and a thoroughly modern city, a ladder runs through it. Technically, of course, a river runs through it and the ladder runs "around" it- the dam above the Whitehorse rapids and below the hydro-electric dam, that is. This is the largest wooden fish (salmon) ladder in the world, which is as it should be. This is also one of the longest salmon migration routes in the world as well. We were about a week before the first salmon run, so the ladder was not quite yet in operation. When we come back through in the fall, we'll have another visit and see if there are any fish going through. In addition to the Chinooks (aka King Salmon), Grayling and Trout also make use of the ladder and may be seen at the glass viewing station about halfway up the ladder.

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